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Analysis: What Drives Terrorism in Africa?

The growing trend of terrorism and extremism in Africa has many powerful forces behind it, said analyst Jakkie Cilliers, who leads the Institute for Security Studies think tank. But, he said, the most powerful driver of international terrorism is a controversial one. It’s America. “Deliberate or not, the main drivers of international terrorism today is the policies and actions of the United States and its Western allies,” he said this week during a briefing in Pretoria, South Africa’s...

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