Regional Overview – Africa 2 October 2019

During the past week in Africa, key developments include Islamist violence in Sahel region, mass detentions of anti-regime protesters in Egypt and the ongoing battle for Tripoli in Libya. Attacks targeting civilians in Burkina Faso were concentrated in Centre-Nord region where Jama’ah Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) remains active. On September 28, suspected JNIM militants attacked…