Tagged: APARC

Uganda attacks worry U.S. authorities

The lethal, coordinated bombing attacks in Uganda during the World Cup final have accelerated concerns among anti-terrorism authorities in the United States about the previously local Islamic group, the Shabab, that now is using the Al Qaeda playbook to spread terrorism across borders.  International relations Professor Charles Stith, director of the African Presidential Archives and Research […]

Al-Qaida growing in Africa

U.S. defense and counerterrorism officials say al-Qaida’s terror network is growing in both strength and numbers in North Africa, threatening to destablize the Sahara region.  International relations Prof. Charles Stith, a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania who direct’s BU’s African Presidential Archives and Research Center, says it’s in America’s interest to help development in Africa. “Africa is […]