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Terrorism in Sahara region of Africa

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Reviews the literature which delves deep into the ground realities of terrorism in Sahara region from the angle of post colonial corrupt state structure, clan politics, intrusion of Islamic religious revivalism and invasion of Western imperialist forces in name of 'Global War on Terror' or 'The Long War'.


It attracts attention to the literature which studies the complex tapestry of corruption, failed state, jihadi terrorism and narco-trafficking to expose the ambiguous role of Global War on Terrorism in Sahara in context to the political and socio-economic condition of the son of the soil, Tuaregs.

Dr Somsubhra Moulick
Tarakeswar Degree College

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This page is a summary of: The dying Sahara: US imperialism and terror in Sahara, by Jeremy Keenan, London, Pluto Press, 2013, 326 pp., £54.00 (hardback), ISBN 9780745329611, Africa Review, October 2015, Brill,
DOI: 10.1080/09744053.2014.977592.
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