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Terrorist Operations Lens in Africa Report, January 2020

Black terrorism on the African continent is greatly exacerbated. Not a single day goes by without hearing the sound of an explosion carried out by the Mujahideen Youth Movement in the east or reading in the newspapers about innocent victims of a suicide attack carried out by the Nigerian Boko Haram group in the Western Region, even the soldiers of the regional and international missions were not spared from these attacks.

Since 2009, Boko Haram declared Nigeria a home in West Africa, where it was responsible for the deaths of more than 20,000 people and the displacement of millions. Three years or so ago, terrorism began to expand in the south of the continent, which had long been immune from this phenomenon. The terrorist groups that declared their allegiance to ISIS in Mozambique caused the death of more than 1500 people and the displacement of at least 250 thousand of its inhabitants, as these groups seek to establish an Islamic caliphate on the Indian Ocean to control the water navigation areas.

Africa was subjected to 65 terrorist attacks this month, which resulted in 428 deaths in all five regions. It is noteworthy that the problem of terrorism in Africa is part of the Foundation's interest in achieving Goal 16 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, where peace, justice and strong institutions side by side with aspiration 4 Africa's sustainable development agenda 2063, which aspires to have Africa safe and secure.

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Monthly Terrorism Report January 2020
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