About me

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Marco Cochi for two decades print media professional journalist and researcher with experience in crisis areas, human rights, peace and security issues in sub-Saharan Africa. Head of Research for Sahel and sub-Saharan Africa region at the Italian Military Centre for Strategic Studies (CeMiSS). Teaching in the Online Master in Peacebuilding and International cooperation (8th Edition) activated at Link Campus University of Rome. Sub-Saharan Africa Analyst for Eastwest European Institute, Think Tank “Il Nodo di Gordio” and ReaCT Observatory.

Past experience with university-level multi-annual teaching in various lectures and training, seminars, master and postgraduate courses at Sapienza University of Rome, Link Campus University, Lumsa, Luspio, Unicusano, University Roma Tre. Experienced for long-term research projects at Africa Research and Development Forum, Extra-European Studies Association, European Centre of Excellence “Altiero Spinelli” (CeAs-University “Roma Tre”), The Italian Military Centre for Strategic Studies (CeMiSS).

Many years of experience in the area of development cooperation, where I coordinated projects of intercultural education and international solidarity. I led delegations to visit the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and some African countries. Graduated summa cum laude in Modern Literature, Major in Philosophy and Politics. I have a second level University Master Degree in International Security Studies and a bi-annual Postgraduate Specialisation in Non-profit Economy and Development Cooperation.

Citizen of the State of African Diaspora (SAD) and Board’s Member: Africana [Index Islamicus], Metodo, Nodo di Gordio, Osservatorio Diritti, ReaCT – Osservatorio nazionale sulla radicalizzazione e il contrasto al terrorismo.

Author of more than 950 monographs, essays and scientific and informative articles including Tutto cominciò a Nairobi. Come al-Qaeda è diventata la più potente rete jihadista dell’Africa (Castelvecchi) ISBN 978-88-3282-418-6 [2018]; L’espansione jihadista dell’IS (“Stato Islamico”) nell’area sub-sahariana e del sud-est pacifico (CeMiSS – CASD) ISBN 978-88-9946-846-0 [2016], L’ultimo mondo. L’Africa fra guerre tribali e saccheggio energetico (Kappa)  ISBN 978-88-7890-744-8 [2006] Anguillara Sabazia City of Art International Literary Award for Non-Fiction 2007 winner; The fledgling jihad insurgency in east-west Burkina’s axis, in “Metodo”, 35, 2019, ISSN 2531-9485; Origins and developments of the crisis in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon in Osservatorio Strategico, XX, II, 2018 – CeMiSS; BIAFRA FIFTY YEARS ON The heritage of conflict that shook Nigeria’s Federation in “Africana”, XXIII, 2017, ISSN 1592-9639.

You can contact me by email to afrofocus@yahoo.com

You can follow me on twitter at @afrofocus

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