Media reports said that kidnapping for ransom could trigger terrorism in Benin amid a growing threat of violent extremism in some areas. Fears are mounting that kidnapping could exacerbate Benin’s security challenges and provide an entry point for extremists.
Defense One, a website on national security issues, published a research article warning of ISIS and Al Qaeda's incursion into Africa during 2021, mentioning factors that could push the organizations to impose their control over larger areas within the continent.
Al-Othaimeen: Sawt Al-Hikma Center dedicates 2020 to highlighting African OIC Member States’ efforts in combating terrorism and promoting coexistenceWriter Posts
The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen, affirmed that Sawt Al-Hikma Center of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation has highlighted the crises caused by terrorist groups, such as Boko Haram in the Lake Chad countries, Al-Shabab in Somalia and ISIS in West African countries. It revealed the extent of the threat posed by terrorism and the efforts of the OIC countries in defeating this danger, such as the Benin National Strategy for the Prevention of Violent Extremism, and the efforts of the African Sahel States to stop cross-border terrorism. The Secretary-General added that African ... Read More
Togo, located in West Africa, recently implemented international and national measures to end the threat of terrorism for its future generations. The country, in which Muslims make up 20% of the population, hopes that it will be able to continue implementing its development plans to improve its citizens’ lives.
In recent years, an increase in violence in schools of Chad, Africa, occurred due to the spread of extremism among students. It necessitated efforts to combat this phenomenon, including the "Peace is Priceless" campaign that targeted Muslim and Christian schools.
The DM System is an innovative project launched by in West Africa that seeks to establish peace in some areas experiencing violence. The project's goal is to give young people a media space through local radio stations, to talk, exchange ideas and express themselves.