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20 Mar 2018 description

By Anouar Boukhars

March 19, 2018

Persistent economic and social disparities between urban centers and outlying communities present an ongoing source of instability for countries in the Maghreb.

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02 Feb 2018 description

More Activity but Fewer Fatalities Linked to African Militant Islamist Groups in 2017

Militant Islamist group activity in Africa continues to be highly context-specific. Those with strong local ties have shown considerable resilience, while ISIS has struggled to gain traction in the Maghreb.

A review of violent events involving militant Islamist groups in Africa in 2017 reveals the following trends:

17 Mar 2017 description

By Joseph Siegle

As ISIS’s influence and territorial control in the Arab world have waned, so too have its reputation and ideological appeal in Africa, writes the Africa Center’s Joseph Siegle.