A series of attacks and arrests linked to far-right individuals in Europe underscore the threat as fast becoming the primary militant issue.
The rapid proliferation of militancy across Burkina Faso to its southern borders have created fears of spillover, further heightened by a warning by Burkinabe authorities to Ghana, Togo, and Benin.
On July 25, President Beji Caid Essebsi passed away. His death is likely to further exacerbate the political polarization within Nidaa Tounes, the current ruling party, and weaken electoral support for the party in the upcoming elections.
While the main conflict in Yemen is ongoing between the Houthis and members of the Saudi-led Coalition, Sunni jihadist groups have been able to take advantage of the existing relative vacuum in power to entrench themselves in the southern part of the country.