Lomé Conference on Political Transitions and the Fight against Terrorism in the Sahel and West Africa

Theme

In recent years, West Africa and the Sahel seem to have become the weak link in the African security system.

Political and institutional instability weakens the fight against armed terrorist groups (GAT) in West Africa and the Sahel region. Faced with the challenge, the important question of the effectiveness of the fight against terrorism and violent extremism in the context of political transitions deserves the full attention of the international community, especially Africa and its States. .

This is why Togo took the initiative to organize in Lomé the high-level conference on “Political transitions and the fight against terrorism in the Sahel and West Africa” during the first half of the year 2022.

In addition to the worrying political and institutional instability, there is the flowering and densification of the activities of criminal organizations and armed terrorist groups that previously had little capacity for harm and were located in other parts of the world. This worrying situation raises fears of the worst, which would be the lasting installation in West Africa and the Sahel region of an insecurity desired and maintained by criminal organizations and armed terrorist groups whose prosperity depends on this state of affairs. .

The fight against terrorism and violent extremism needs a solid support and institutional framework at the level of each State.

The instability of political institutions in many countries in West Africa seems to annihilate the efforts made by the international community to neutralize and repel armed terrorist groups.

Indeed, the coups d’etat and other events of a political nature have caused a worrying decline in democracy, paving the way for a possible strengthening of the activities of criminal and terrorist groups in the area.

Conférence de Lomé sur les Transitions politiques et la lutte contre le terrorisme au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest

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Conférence de Lomé sur les Transitions politiques et la lutte contre le terrorisme au Sahel et en Afrique de l’Ouest

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Lomé Conference on Political Transitions and the Fight against Terrorism in the Sahel and West Africa

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Lomé Conference on Political Transitions and the Fight against Terrorism in the Sahel and West Africa

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