Below are research reports from the various countries.

The discovery of oil by Ghana brings with it a need to ensure maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea.

Incidents of terrorist recruitment and radicalization have emerged as a new key security challenge with at least 13 people allegedly recruited to join ISIS and other groups. The terrorist threat in West Africa is projected to be more imminent in 2016 given the miasma of insecurity created over West Africa in the last 6 years. Effective inter-agency coordination, local community and CVE initiatives are required to prevent the vulnerabilities from degenerating into real threats.