Terrorism in Africa

BY Rebecca

Terrorist Groups

Right now, there are three major terrorist groups in Africa. Al-Shabaab, Ansar Dine, and Boko Haram. Boko Haram seems to be the most well known, but actually it is really the one with the least amount of threats towards Africa.

Group #1: Al Shabaab

Al shabaab used to be the militant wing of the Somali Council of Islamic Courts until they took over most of southern Somalia in the second half of 2006. Within the past years since then, they have committed, but also confessed to the bombings of several different places. They have been said to use child soldiers.

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Group #2: Ansar Dine

This is another terrorist group that is a major threat the Africa. They are led by Iyad Ag Ghaly, who previously was one of the most prominent leaders during the Tuareg Rebellion throughout the 1990’s.

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Group #3: Boko Haram

This group is probably the most well known when it comes to terrorist group attacks on Africa. Many people may know of all the attacks Boko Haram has on Nigeria, but they’ve actually threatened and attacked many other places, such as Niger, Cameroon, and Chad.

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This Problem Needs to be Solved

  • As many people know groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS is being fought by basically the entire world, so that's something that has been taken control of.
  • Another war that is fighting against Boko Haram is Boko Haram v.s. the Nigerian government

Terrorism has a Large Impact on Tourism

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What Can We Do

Unfortunately, there isn't exactly all that much we can do to help solve this atrocity, other than what we are doing now by fighting Al Qaeda and ISIS. It's possible that one day though, more people will become aware of the situation and all these terrorists will be taken down.