Africa's Islamist Problem Terror-Wracked Africa
With Africa now facing some serious economic problems due to the commodity crash, it’s going to be harder for governments to respond to an increased pace of terror attacks.
Africa's Islamist Problem Mali’s Pro-Govt. Militias Linked to Al-Qaeda
Al-Qaeda may have entered the ranks of pro-government fighters in Mali. The continuing instability of Mali threatens to encourage further Islamist activity in the region.
Africa's Islamist Problem Why Nigeria Matters
Nigeria is beset by an Islamist militia with dreams of statehood, while the region due north, the Sahel, is roiled by terrorist activity and weapons trafficking. The U.S. should consider doing what it can to support this valuable ally.
Africa's Islamist Problem Massive Terrorist Attack Rocks Nigerian Capital
A brazen morning bombing of a bus station on the outskirts of Abuja marks the largest terrorist attack ever this close to Nigeria’s capital. Though no group has yet claimed responsibility, the Islamist group Boko Haram is the likely culprit.