Mathias is a Kenya-based communication analyst of African media, politics and conflicts. Mathias has conducted extensive research in Africa on government messaging, and the role of media in shaping public opinions, including in conflict. He has also advised clients with investments in Africa. Mathias has extensive inside knowledge in Africa media, including on ownership, editorial orientation, and influence. A communication graduate of Kenya’s Daystar University, Mathias has worked for international broadcasters, including the BBC, as a journalist, analyst, editor and media manager. He also has experience with global consultancies as a political risk analyst for East Africa.
The arrest of a returning foreign fighter earlier this month in Spain, suspected of planning a terrorist attack, highlights the persistence of the jihadi threat in Europe. This follows a spate of terrorist attacks and plots across Europe in the latter part of 2020, notably in France and Austria. The sum of these attacks reflects […]
Political violence associated with the far-right and ethnically and racially motivated extremism is widely seen as a growing threat across the globe. Right-wing extremists have, in recent years, carried out acts of mass murder, political assassination and, most recently, even mounted an armed insurrection against the US Capitol in Washington DC. Many other plots have […]
In the third part of the Handbook of Terrorism Prevention and Preparedness, the authors explore outline key approaches to the prevention of preparatory acts.