The attack on 13 March on the Ivorian resort town of Grand Bassam is the latest in a series of incidents in West Africa the past few months.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for the incident which killed 18 people – including three assailants and three special forces soldiers – and injured dozens.
The Ivorian government, long wary of the growing regional threat of violence linked to religious extremism, has responded by introducing a series of security measures along the coast and the country’s borders, as well as at schools and hotels. But is this enough?
William Assanvo, a senior researcher at ISS Dakar, will present this View on Africa. He will analyse this latest attack and discuss its implications for the West African region.
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