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Africa Terrorism Threat Remains

2013 appears to have been the year the world woke up to African terrorism.  Military gains against Islamist extremists in places like Mali and Somalia were followed by major terrorist attacks in neighboring countries - highlighting how complex and persistent the threat really remains. The year opened with a French military intervention in Mali.  Al-Qaida-linked fighters in control of the north were pushing south. Malian troops could not have held them back alone.  But...

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