Okeil: The events in the Ethiopian Tigray ref is still very alarming
"Basant Essam": Burkina Faso must review the strategy to confront terrorism on its territories
Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights has issued its monthly report entitled “Terrorist Operations in Africa” on the most prominent terrorist operations and the counter-terrorism efforts in Africa during June 2021 to track down terrorist groups and concluded it with recommendations and estimations for the current and future security situation in Africa.
The report discussed the details of the most prominent operations that took place in June 2021, which reached about 47 bloody attacks and accidents, resulting in the death of about 694 people, as well as the injury and kidnapping of hundreds others, according to the published information.
Furthermore, the report showed that West Africa was the worst region affected by terrorism this month, with 406 victims. Nigeria came at the forefront of the most deadly states, with at least 200 victims, due to the massacres of the Boko Haram group. As for the deadliest accidents this month, it was in Burkina Faso. In the East African region, Somalia came at the forefront of countries that were subjected to violent waves after the extremist Al-Shabaab movement killed at least 66 people.
For his part, the human rights expert Ayman Okeil, President of Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights, stated that the Tigray crisis remains on top of the list of emergencies in Eastern Africa for the sake of achieving peace and security for all the peoples of the region. Okeil also called on the Ethiopian government to avoid taking any decisions that may lead to more bloodshed.
On a similar level, Basat Essam El-Din, a researcher at the African Affairs and Sustainable Development Unit at Maat denounced the bloody and inhuman crime that the villages of Burkina Faso were subjected to, which resulted in one of the most heinous mass massacres.
Notably, Africa is among the issues of concern to Maat for Peace, Development and Human rights, being a member of the General Assembly for the Economic, Social & Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) of the Africa Union (AU). Moreover, Maat serves as an Observer in The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR) and as a Northern African Coordinator in the major Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Africa of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA).