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Burkina Faso takes over from Afghanistan as most terrorism-affected country

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Last year Burkina Faso surpassed Afghanistan as the country most impacted by terrorism, with nearly 2 000 deaths as the global terrorism epicentre shifts...

Boko Haram factional violence worries Islamic State

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In October 2023, Boko Haram’s JAS faction (Jama’atu Ahlis-Sunna Lidda’Awati Wal-Jihad) launched major offensives against the group’s other faction – Islamic State West Africa...

Terror deaths double in Niger

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Last year terrorism surged in Niger, with double the terrorism-related fatalities compared to the previous year. This is according to the latest Global Terrorism Index...

The Sahel is the world’s terrorism epicentre

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The Sahel has emerged as the epicentre of global terrorism, with the region accounting for more than 40% of global terrorism-related deaths in 2022,...

Record increase in extremist attacks shows Malian junta’s ineffective strategy

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Mali’s ruling junta has repeatedly pledged to restore peace to the country after using the terror threat as justification for coups in 2020 and...

Togo attack a sign of Sahel violence spreading south

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Security experts have warned for several years that the extremist violence engulfing the Sahel inevitably would spread south to the coast. Four countries along the...

Enablers of political extremism: a checklist for West African countries

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The Sahel – the region just south of the Sahara – is home to the world’s fastest growing extremist group, Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal...

Global conflict intensified in 2021 – report

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Few conflicts ended in 2021, and many intensified, with levels of political violence remaining steady, according to a new report by the Armed Conflict...

Africom not satisfied with counter-terrorism progress in Africa

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Terrorists are expanding across Africa in both geographical reach and influence, and US counter-terrorism efforts are not satisfactory, with more work to be done,...

Malian jihad leader alive after strike said to have killed him

A senior jihadist leader in Mali who France said it killed in November survived the attack and appears in a new propaganda video mocking...

ISS: The role of women in West Africa’s violent extremist groups

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Women's involvement in Boko Haram attacks in the Lake Chad Basin is well known. However their role in the activities of the...