Boko Haram and Al Shabaab – Combating terrorist threats in Africa
Overshadowed by extensive media coverage of terrorist attacks in Europe, radical militant groups run rampant in Africa. In 2016 Boko Haram has overtaken Islamic State, claiming the title of the deadliest terrorist organisation in the world. Nigeria and Somalia suffer the most of this issue, with the death toll in Nigeria reaching 7,512 in 2014, but most countries in the northern part of the continent are considered to be at risk. How can the UN ensure stabilty and safety in the region? What measures can by taken to increase public awerness of this threat?
Photographer: Magda Matejka