Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
3 minute read
7 Dec 2021
5:20 am

Govt-to-govt agreements ‘won’t stop terrorism’

Brian Sokutu

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State Banquet held in honour of President Cyril Ramaphosa hosted by Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo at the Jubilee House in Accra. Picture: Twitter / @PresidencyZA

Quelling the threat of terrorism in troubled West Africa and restoring lasting regional stability, may require more thangovernment-to-government bilateral agreements, a security expert says. Commenting on armed conflict, which formed part of discussions between President Cyril Ramaphosa and West African heads of state during his four-nation tour of the region, Jasmine Opperman, of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project, said terror incidents, which have affected Nigeria, Chad and Niger, were too complicated to be solely resolved by governments. During his remarks in Ghana before heading for Senegal, where he on Monday participated in the Dakar International Forum on...