Africa experienced 1,168 terrorist attacks from January to August 2020, up 18% from the same period in 2019, and years after numerous counter terrorism operations were deployed, including the African Union Mission in Somalia, and the Multinational Joint Task Force against Boko Haram, the continent is no closer to defeating violent extremism, says a report from the Institute of Security Studies. With the threat reportedly spreading to regions such as the Great Lakes and Southern Africa Future Media News contacted Martin Ewi, an ISS researcher, who said South Africa and Namibia are not excluded from the threat of terrorist attacks.