Terrorist Groups in Africa

Last updated 23 Mar 16 @ 11:35 |
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2016 Threat Watch

Matthew Henman considers some of the biggest threats to African stability

Boko Haram

Jamaat Ahl al-Sunna li Dawa wal-Jihad, better known as Boko Haram, is a militant Islamist group fighting for the implementation of sharia (Islamic law) in Nigeria, and is primarily active in the Northern states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Kano, Bauchi, and Kaduna. The group's origins lie in the Yusufiyya Islamist movement established in Borno in the early 2000s by Mohammed Yusuf, a radical young cleric. Following mounting harassment by the security forces, the mainstream Yusufiyya movement led by Yusuf . . .

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