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(Part 1) Peace and security in Africa: Countering terrorism and extremism in Africa - 8743rd Security Council Meeting
11 Mar 2020 -  Open debate.
Letter dated 26 February 2020 from the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General (S/2020/161)
As the continent with the greatest development potential, Africa suffers enormously from terrorism and violent extremism as and when conducive to terrorism (referred to as “violent extremism” hereinafter) and is becoming the front line in the global fight against terrorism. For years, terrorist groups including the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab have plotted terrorist attacks in Algeria, northern Mali, north-eastern Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Somalia and other areas, causing severe civilian casualties and displacement. The spillovers from the Libyan crisis are expanding. The massive flow of terrorists and extremists from the Syrian Arab Republic into Libya has led to an escalation of turbulence in the Sahel and the Lake Chad basin, which could further spread to southern Africa.
The debate is intended to provide a platform for dialogue among Member States on combating terrorism and violent extremism in Africa and, in view of the limited capacity of African Member States, to urge that greater international attention and input be directed at helping African countries to combat terrorism and violent extremism in an integrated manner so as to achieve peace and stability in Africa.