June 1, 2018Niger
The name of the organization conjures association with the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, but caution is required. Evidence that the Islamic State of the Greater Sahara is somehow an extension of the Islamic State in the Middle East or even in Libya is sparse.
June 14, 2018West Africa
While Belmokhtar is most often associated with al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), he also has close ties with other Islamist groups.
June 5, 2018Military Operations
In the context of the “war on terror,” many American friends of sub-Saharan Africa’s have been concerned that Washington has been tilting away from supporting the continent’s economic, social, and po…
May 24, 2018Women and Economic Growth
After the liberation of Raqqa, Syria, women are returning to the city with their families and taking on new roles in the rebuilding process.
May 24, 2018Nigeria
The al-Barnawi faction has reportedly sought to win the people of the Lake Chad basin over by creating an economy—which can then be taxed—by providing certain incentives and financial and material support.