Tag: terrorism

Kenya: terror alert still high

On 7 June 2019, the Kenyan authorities announced that they had arrested two individuals suspected of being affiliated with the Somali al-Shabaab terrorist organisation and of having planned an attack on the Hilton hotel in the Central District Business (CDB) of Nairobi. The suspects were arrested on 4 June 2019 after the hotel staff had […]

Mozambique: evolution of terrorism threat

On 4 June 2019, the Islamic State (IS) transnational terrorist organisation released the following claim in Arabic: “With the blessing of Allah, yesterday the Caliphate’s soldiers managed to repel an attack by the Crusader Mozambican army in Metubi village, in the Mocimboa area, where the two sides clashed using different types of weapons. Many Mozambican […]

Burkina Faso: threat assessment

OVERVIEW Since early 2018, security has significantly deteriorated in Burkina Faso. The threat posed by jihadist groups, previously affecting the northern areas of the country (bordering Mali) mostly, has gradually spread to the eastern areas (on the border with Niger) and to the south-eastern areas (border with Benin and Togo). A sign of this progressive […]