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Terrorism on the scale witnessed in Paris last month is nothing new in Africa.Terror, it seems, has become part of the new normal in Africa.Terrorism risks derailing Africa's economic and political development in six important ways.Since 2009, Boko Haram alone has killed more than 10,000 people in Nigeria and has driven nearly a half-million from their homes.Second, terrorism is undermining GDP growth and weighing down overall economic performance in affected countries; the economy of northern Nigeria, for example, has been devastated by the ongoing violence. Following the attacks Daesh, for example, Tunisia's projected annual GDP growth for 2015 was cut from 3 percent to 1 percent.Similarly, Kenya, home to a thriving ICT sector, is leading the world in the rollout and leveraging of mobile money. If these economies are upset, they risk dragging down Africa's overall performance.
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