Regional Threat Watch: Africa

Last updated 15 Mar 15 @ 10:06 |
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Extremist groups proliferate

Valerie Kong explores the threat posed by national and international extremist groups across Africa


Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)

The resurgence of the al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) franchise and affiliated groups in the Sahel region will continue to be a threat, given opportunities emerging from deteriorating states in the Sahel. Among longstanding and newly formed jihadist groups, AQIM remains a major terrorist group with the capability and breadth of operations to carry out attacks.

AQIM’s affiliates, the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) and Ansar al-Dine, appear . . .

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