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Camp Castor, a UN peacekeeping mission in Gao, Mali

Opinion: Jihadists open a new front in West Africa

Since the mid-2010s, countries in the Gulf of Guinea have seen an increase in terrorist attacks. Lax border control allows jihadist violence to spread rapidly through preexisting criminal networks. National authorities are taking measures to counter the threat, but the issue will need to be addressed from a regional perspective to eliminate the root causes and check contagion.

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