Algeria appeals for an end to terrorism in west Africa


File: Chad said it has closed its border with Libya due to the threat of a "potential terrorist infiltration" and is boosting its military presence in the region.

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

The country&39;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&39;s suggested reinforcing border security cooperation and improving living conditions.

It adds it&39;s important to dry up financial sources for terror groups.

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