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  • NIGERIA: Boko Haram is extending its reach from north-east Nigeria into the country’s north-west. It is taking advantage of old and new local conflicts and insecurities to further embed itself in the area through violent extremism.

SOURCE: ALL AFRICA https://allafrica.com/stories/202008040001.html

 

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  • AFGHANISTAN: According to the United Nations, the civilians killed and wounded (almost 1.300 and 2.200, respectively) in Afghanistan in the first six months of the year decline a 13% in comparison to the same time period in 2019, due in part to the reduction of operations by international forces and to a decrease in the number of attacks by ISIL. The report identified anti-government armed groups such as the Taliban and ISIL as the main cause of the casualties, accounting for 58% of the victims.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/07/harm282-afghan-civilians-killed-2020-200727094607959.html

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  • MOZAMBIQUE: The number of attacks in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province is on the rise. Among the latest victims were eight employees of a local gas sector contractor. At least 700 people have died at the hands of armed groups in Mozambique since the beginning of 2018, and more than 115,000 have been displaced according to the United Nations. Among the main investors in the region are: French oil and gas company Total, the US-American Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, and Italian oil and gas corporation ENI.

SOURCE: DW JULY 13                                           https://www.dw.com/en/gas-investors-in-mozambique-choose-appeasement-in-face-of-islamist-violence/a-54156451

 


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  • GREAT BRITAIN: Mirroring a trend seen across Europe, Britain’s far-right threat is growing at alarming pace.  Indeed, more so than other extremist outfits, right-wing groups have seized the COVID-19 crisis to propagate their malign message, experts say. “The far-right especially have done an excellent job of taking advantage of the racist sentiments that have come with coronavirus,” according to the Royal United Services Institute think tank. Individuals caught in a cycle of unemployment and lack of prospects are often more susceptible to this sort of disinformation, analysts argue, raising concerns that a post-pandemic economic downturn could also heighten the radicalization risk.

SOURCES: DW JULY 12                                           https://www.dw.com/en/uk-fears-of-resurgent-terrorism-as-covid-19-lockdown-ends/a-54124486