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View on Africa: resorting to terror in Côte d'Ivoire
Date: 16 March 2016
Time: 11h00 - 12h00
Venue: Online via VoiceBoxer

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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