UN Backs Africa’s Battle Against Terrorism: The Crucial Role of Robust Protection and Cooperation
Tuesday May 23, 2023
The big picture: Terrorism in Africa is a growing concern, with the UN emphasizing support for countries in the region fighting to end the scourge. The situation is fueled by factors like poverty, unemployment, and political instability, creating fertile ground for terrorist groups to expand, according to the United Nations.
By the numbers: According to the 2022 Global Terrorism Index, 48% of terrorism-related deaths occurred in Africa, with the Sahel becoming the “new epicenter” of attacks.
Between the lines: Terrorist groups are increasingly forging alliances with organized crime networks and piracy groups, expanding their reach and capabilities.
What’s next: The UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy’s eighth review in June presents an opportunity to identify more effective approaches to combat terrorism and address its root causes.
Zoom out: Regional organizations like the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) play a crucial role in conflict resolution, providing “African solutions to African problems.”
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