Covid-19 Has Not Slowed Terror Threats in East Africa - Africom

Violent extremist organisations like Al-Shabaab are still looking for opportunities that will emerge with the pandemic to accomplish their missions, the U.S. Africa Command's (Africom) Special Operations Head, Dagvin R.M. Anderson has said. While the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) slowed down activities to put in place measures to tackle Covid-19, its partners are now fully engaged in the fight against Al-Shabaab.


AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 100 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.