Africa Intelligence Chiefs To Meet In Sudan
Intelligence chiefs and experts from across Africa are scheduled to hold a conference in Khartoum next Monday.
The Committee of the Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) made the announcement in a press release in the Sudanese capital.
The conference, under the theme; The Phenomena of the Mercenary and Terrorism, is aimed at combating the impacts and spread of terrorism and the use of foreign fighters.
“CISSA is organising a regional workshop from April 2-6 for intelligence organs from 26 African countries to address the many security threats to the continent, especially the spread of mercenaries,’’ the CISSA statement reads.
The CISSA delegates will discuss the effects of the phenomena on the stability of the content.
The Khartoum meeting follows the recommendations of the 13th ordinary conference of CISSA in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, which also discussed the key security concerns on the entire continent.
The African intelligence chiefs warned that the Somali jihadist group, the Al-Shabaab were preparing for more terrorist attacks on the neighbouring countries.
It further disclosed that a new branch of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation had been formed in the sub-Saharan region.
The Islamic State in the grater desert was reportedly founded in Burkina Faso where many IS fighters fleeing the attacks in Libya, Syria and Iraq were re-organising themselves.
Burkina Faso President Rouch Mark Christian Kaboure this week paid a two-day visit to Sudan during which he signed several cooperation agreements with his host Omar al-Bashir.