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Senegal, ISIS, and al-Qaeda: A Terrorism Trifecta

The West African nation contributes to regional counter-terror initiatives, is located within the geographic reach of al-Qaeda inf...

ISIS

The Aftermath of the Chibok Girls Deal

Do videos released by Boko Haram spell the end for hopes of broader negotiations between the jihadi group and the government?

Boko Haram

The Chibok Girls Deal: A Sign that Dialogue with Boko Haram is Possible?

This latest agreement could be a harbinger for broader dialogue with the ISIS affiliate, or an indication that it is softening its...

Boko Haram

Boko Haram’s Baya to Baghdadi: Two Years On

How has the Islamist extremist movement changed since its oath of fealty to ISIS' leader?

Boko Haram

Al-Qaeda’s Nigerian Chapter

Is al-Qaeda trying to court a Boko Haram faction away from its alliance to ISIS?

Boko Haram

The Oxygen of Publicity: Boko Haram’s PR Machine

From audio tapes to ISIS-style videos, Boko Haram's propaganda strategy has grown increasingly sophisticated.

Boko Haram

What a Recent Attack Tells Us About Boko Haram’s Ideology

A suicide blast at the University of Maiduguri opens a new chapter in the ISIS affiliate's guerilla warfare, and gives insight int...

Boko Haram
A woman walks through the streets of Maiduguri.

Terrorism in South Africa: What is the Risk?

Islamist extremist sleeper cells and US warnings of imminent attacks on Cape Town and Johannesburg shopping malls added to mountin...

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Johannesburg skyline.

What is Boko Haram?

Jihadi organisation Boko Haram continues to ravage Nigeria's northeast and the Lake Chad Basin....

Boko Haram

Leadership Struggle Reveals Boko Haram's War of Ideologies

ISIS has announced a new leader for its Nigerian affiliate....

Boko Haram

The Shadowy Ties Between ISIS and Boko Haram

Is the reported collaboration between the two Salafi-jihadi groups nothing more than a public relations exercise?

Boko Haram

Sub-Saharan Africa's Extremist Hotspots

Data from the first four months of the Global Extremism Monitor reveals that extremist groups in sub-Saharan Africa are as destruc...

Sub-Saharan Africa

The Theory and Reality of Boko Haram

Two recent reports, one academic and one journalistic, give valuable insight into the ideology of Nigeria's Islamist insurgency.

Boko Haram

Radicalisation in Cameroon's Religious Ferment

Radicalisation in Cameroon is worsened by Nigeria's Islamist insurgency and religious violence in the CAR, according to the Intern...

Cameroon

Boko Haram Mark II? Infiltrating Cameroon

A new report by Amnesty International highlights some of the methods by which Boko Haram has infiltrated Cameroon's Far North regi...

Boko Haram