In a recent editorial Simon Allison noted that the wave of instabiity and terror that has swept across the African continent in 2015 testifies to the fact that the anti-terrorism startegy adopted by th African Union. The recent terrorist attacks are a painful reminder of how active and devastating terrorist groups can be (

In the article, however, Simon Allison also notes that the ineffectiveness of the anti-corruption strategy is in large measure due to the fact that countries have in the majority of cases not ratified key protocols on anti-terrorism and only in a few cases have passed specific anti-terrorism legislation.

While there is little doubt that adopting proper anti-terrorism policies and measures is essential to reduce terrorist threats and activities in the continent, it is probably worth recalling that policies and measures are not properly implemented make little to no contribution to solve the problem that they had been designed to address.