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ISIS & Al-Qaeda is Spreading Across Africa- UN Warns

The United Nations has expressed concerns over the spread of Islamic terror groups like Al-Qaeda and ISIS across the Africa.

This was disclosed by the United Nations’ Anti-terrorism Chief, Vladimir Voronkov during his briefing of the security council on the eve of the fourth commemoration of the international day of victims of terrorism on Thursday at the UN headquarters, New York.

Vladimir Voronkov.

Presenting the secretary-general’s latest report on the threats posed by terrorist groups, Voronkov said Al-Qaeda and Islamic State, also known as Da’esh, are exploiting the pandemic to regroup.

“Today, we face transnational terrorist threats like Da’esh and Al-Qaeda that are enduring and able to adapt to new technologies,” Voronkov said.

“But also expanding to include individuals and groups that commit terrorist attacks connected to xenophobia, racism and other forms of intolerance.”

“A global response is urgently needed to support the efforts of African countries and regional organisations to counter terrorism and address its interplay with conflict, organised crime, governance and development gaps,” Voronkov said.

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