Africa a ‘hothouse’ for extremist groups: US intelligence chief


WASHINGTON (AFP) – US intelligence chief James Clapper warned lawmakers on Wednesday that Sub-Saharan Africa had turned into an incubator for extremists staging lethal terror attacks.

“The continent has become a hothouse for the emergence of extremist and rebel groups, which increasingly launch deadly asymmetric attacks, and which government forces often cannot effectively counter due to a lack of capability and sometimes will,” said Clapper, according to a prepared text.[ST]