The United Nations, UN is to support Africa countries in a move end the scourge of terrorism, noting that the situation in the region is worrisome.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, made this known at a debate at UN headquarters in New York, organised by the Security Council, headed by Mozambique, which holds the rotating Security Council presidency in the month of March.
Leaders from across the continent joined ambassadors in examining how to counter terrorism and better prevent violent extremism through stronger cooperation between the UN and regional organisations.
The Secretary-General also expressed worry over the gains which terrorist groups were making in the Sahel and other parts of Africa. He also stressed that despair, poverty, hunger, lack of basic services, unemployment, and unconstitutional changes in government continue to lay fertile ground for the creeping expansion of terrorist groups to infect new parts of the continent.
Also speaking, the new AU Chairperson, President, Azali Assoumani of Comoros, noted that although terrorism has been around for ages “since the Libyan crisis in 2011 it has really exploded, and particularly in Africa.