Space Technology for Increased Military Intelligence in Africa: A case for Nigeria

Topographic map of southwest Mali produced with NigeriaSat-X for intervention in Mali during the civil war between southern and northern Mali in 2012. Source: NASRDA

Africa’s most significant security risks are undoubtedly terrorism and violent extremism—immediate triggers for forced migration and displacement. Yet, while African countries have launched 48 satellites for various missions, the continent is not doing much with its satellites for security intelligence gathering. This article analyses the rising insecurity in the continent and how many of the...

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