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Addressing terrorism threats around the globe: what Africa could learn from some of the recent terrorist attacks around the world

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-11 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-12T12:22:29Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-12T12:22:29Z
dc.date.issued 2016-09-07 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9993
dc.description AISA Policy Brief, August en
dc.description.abstract This policy brief examines the recent terrorist attacks in Africa and what Africa should do to prevent them. It equally examines global counter-terrorism measures and it implications for Africa. However, the post 1990 era has witnessed an unprecedented wave of terrorist attacks that have resulted in heavy loss of lives and destruction of properties. Many of these attacks have been claimed or attributed to Islamic groups. While Islam had been perceived as a religion that preaches peace and peaceful co-existence with other religions, the mere fact that the vast majority of terrorist attacks have been carried out by Islamic groups paints a different picture. The downing of the St Petersburg bow plane, the 13/11/15 Paris attacks and the recent Mali and Burkina Faso hotel attacks suggest a new form of terrorist assault which the world will have to learn to deal with. Of critical importance is, what could Africa learn from these attacks and how could such attacks be prevented on the continent? Though Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) have been a constant menace to the security of several countries on the continent, the scale of the Egypt, Bamako and Ouagadougou attacks was unexpected. The policy brief concludes with some recommendations for African countries and multilateral organisations on strategies through which to address the phenomenon. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject TERRORISM en
dc.title Addressing terrorism threats around the globe: what Africa could learn from some of the recent terrorist attacks around the world en
dc.type Policy Briefs en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup African Institute of South Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9338 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=16796 en
dc.outputnumber 8165 en
dc.bibliographictitle Check, N.A. (2016) Addressing terrorism threats around the globe: what Africa could learn from some of the recent terrorist attacks around the world. (AISA Policy Brief, August). en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Check, N.A. en


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