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Africa Holds The Key To Defeating Terrorism

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The East Africa Monitor

Africa Holds The Key To Defeating Terrorism

On Somalia’s southeast coast, the US outpost of Camp Baledogle is getting a facelift. After al-Shabab militants carried out an attack on the site in September, the US Defence Department has given the green light to “emergency repairs” worth more than $12 million.

The continued threat from al-Shabab is indicative of the importance that Africa, particularly East Africa, plays in the global fight against terrorism. The continent has turned into a hotbed for terror cells, with several groups operating nearly unfettered – a problem that has caught the EU’s attention and increased in urgency with the onset of the migrant crisis.

Traditional policy seeks to fight terrorism in the affected regions, although it has become evident that a broader approach is needed. Countermeasures are necessary across all of Africa, and even West African countries like Senegal, Niger and a host of others are stepping up to tackle the issue.

Read more: https://eastafricamonitor.com/africa-holds-the-key-to-defeating-terrorism/