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Terrorism and Africa: on the danger of further attacks in Sub-Saharan Africa

Terrorismus und Afrika: zur Gefahr weiterer Anschläge in Afrika südlich der Sahara

Mair, Stefan

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Corporate Editor Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik -SWP- Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit
Abstract "The attacks in Mombasa of November 2002 have drawn attention to a region of the world that had been considered a minor stage in the fight against terrorism following September 11, namely sub-Saharan Africa. The alliance against terrorism previously limited its efforts in this area to preventing al-Qaida fighters from finding refuge in the Horn of Africa. What seemed to have been forgotten was that the first monstrous attacks by al-Qaida took place in East Africa. In 1998, the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam were bombed, killing 291 and 10 people respectively. The recent actions of al-Qaida in the region raise two questions: Does Africa threaten to become a hotspot of international terrorism? And, how can terrorist attacks in Africa be prevented in the future?" (author's abstract)
Keywords Africa South of the Sahara; terrorism; attempted assassination; Islam; fight against terrorism
Classification Peace and Conflict Research, International Conflicts, Security Policy
Document language English
Publication Year 2003
City Berlin
Page/Pages 4 p.
Series SWP Comments, 01/2003
ISSN 1861-1761
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications