Terror threat rising in West Africa

A rise in the number of terrorist attacks carried out across Africa in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic should be of major concern to miners in the region, risk consultancy firm Verisk Maplecroft has said.

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Q3 saw a 13% rise in terror-related incidents across Africa

Verisk's data showed a 13% rise in terror-related incidents across the continent in the third quarter.

Verisk said companies operating in the Sahel were most exposed.