Effects of Terrorism in Africa

Fredrick Ngugi June 14, 2016
Al-Shabaab fighters march with their weapons during military exercises on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. Al Jazeera

While terrorism is a global phenomenon, Africa seems to bear the greatest brunt of it, largely due to limited military resources and ongoing economic deprivation, which has lured many young people into joining extremist groups.

Although the nightmare of terrorism is a relatively new occurrence in Africa, the rate at which it is developing across the continent is worrying. From Boko Haram in West Africa to Al-Shabaab in East Africa and Islamic State in North Africa, there is no doubt that the situation is quickly getting out of hand.

These incidents have negatively impacted the African continent in many aspects, with some observers fearing that things might get worse if something urgent is not done.

Last Edited by:Deidre Gantt Updated: June 19, 2018


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