Algeria appeals for an end to terrorism in west Africa

File: Algeria is calling for a concerted global effort to eradicate terrorism in west Africa. Photo: AFP / Stuart Price

JOHANNESBURG – Algeria is calling for a concerted global effort to eradicate terrorism in west Africa.

The country's hosted the first meeting of the global counter-terrorism forum, aiming at promoting regional and international cooperation.

Algeria outlined the main terrorism challenges facing the Sahel region.

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It's suggested reinforcing border security cooperation and improving living conditions.

It adds it's important to dry up financial sources for terror groups.

Drugs and arms trafficking were also highlighted as they provide money for these groups.

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