Several individual African states, as well as the African Union (AU), have engaged in combat on their continent over the last several years to fight Islamist terrorists, most of who are affiliated with al-Qaeda.
Several other African states have been sharing intelligence or even arresting Islamists.
Morocco has been especially helpful
in this regard. Other states have
provided logistical support. Meanwhile, Algeria continues to fight Islamist rebels,
has cracked down on Islamists there, as well.
United States occasionally strikes by drone or
launches a commando raid in Somalia,
while France still helps Mali. In contrast, after a European-led
international coalition intervened in the Libyan civil war to help overthrow
longtime dictator Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, there has been no intervention,
other than by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates,
on behalf of the internationally-recognized government in its fight against
These African states deserve praise for all their efforts against terrorism and Islamism. The international community outside of Africa must do more to support its African allies in the War on Terrorism, especially