Contributor

Ryan Cummings

Signal Risk, Director

Ryan Cummings is the director for Africa-focused political and security risk management consultancy, Signal Risk. He is also a founding member of the Nigerian Security Network and an independent consultant to various think tanks, international media houses and both the private and public sector He holds a bachelor's degree in politics, philosophy and economics and an honours degree in international relations from the University of Cape Town.

Contributions

Opinion

Morocco's Counter-Terror Approach May Just Keep ISIS at Bay

The North African state has invested heavily in its security infrastructure over the past decade.

Ryan Cummings

22 Nov 2016

Opinion

Is Niger ISIS' Newest Arena in Africa?

ISIS describes the sub-Saharan state as a country where it exerts ‘medium-control,’ placing it in the same bracket as places like Somalia, the Philippines, and Afghanistan.

Ryan Cummings

27 Oct 2016

Policeman outside the Ouagadougou hotel attacked by al-Qaeda-linked jihadis in January 2016.

Opinion

How ISIS is Challenging al-Qaeda in West Africa

A recent attack in Burkina Faso's Sahel region was the first formally claimed by an ISIS-aligned group in an area dominated by those loyal to al-Qaeda.

Ryan Cummings

15 Sep 2016

At a Glance

What Is The State Of ISIS In Africa?

ISIS claims to operate in seven countries in the continent, where political and economic turmoil has proved conducive to violent radicalisation.

Ryan Cummings

15 Aug 2016

Opinion

Leadership Struggle Reveals Boko Haram's War of Ideologies

ISIS has announced a new leader for its Nigerian affiliate. The response of the sect’s notorious leader Abubakar Shekau indicates a split over where the group aims its violence.

Ryan Cummings

05 Aug 2016

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