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Militant Islamist Group Activity in the Sahel Rises

Infographic   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on October 29, 2018

Expansion of violent events linked to an array of militant Islamist groups in the Sahel highlights the growing scope of security challenges facing this region.

The Evolution of Militant Islamist Group Activity in Africa 2010–2016

Infographic   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on January 10, 2017

The geographic spread and frequency of violent events linked to militant Islamist groups in Africa has expanded steadily since 2010, with a peak in 2015. Eight African countries now regularly face attacks by an assortment of militant Islamist groups.

Islamist Extremism in East Africa

Africa Security Brief No. 32   published by Abdisaid M. Ali on August 9, 2016

Abdisaid M. Ali reviews the mainstreaming of Salafist ideology in East Africa and the polarizing impact of this more exclusivist interpretation of Islam.

Accommodating Africa’s Juntas Amplifies Insecurity

Spotlight   published by Joseph Siegle and Jeffrey Smith on May 31, 2024

In addition to undermining democracy, accommodating Africa’s military coups will exacerbate security, economic, and humanitarian concerns.

Emerging Security Sector Leaders

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This three-week, in-person seminar is designed to facilitate participants’ engagement in interdisciplinary peer learning about strategic and adaptive leadership and its implications for the effective management of African security challenges.

Mapping a Surge of Disinformation in Africa

Infographic   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on March 13, 2024

Disinformation campaigns seeking to manipulate African information systems have surged nearly fourfold since 2022, triggering destabilizing and antidemocratic consequences.

Unresolved Conflicts Continue to Drive Africa’s Food Crisis

Infographic   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on October 16, 2023

An estimated 82 percent of the record 149 million Africans facing acute food insecurity are in conflict-affected countries underscoring that conflict continues to be the primary driver of Africa’s food crisis.

Burkina Faso Crisis Continues to Spiral

Infographic   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on August 29, 2023

Following two military coups d’état in 2022, militant Islamist groups in Burkina Faso have moved to encircle Ouagadougou leaving a trail of unprecedented violence in their wake.

African Conflicts Displace Over 40 Million People

Infographic   published by the Africa Center for Strategic Studies on August 22, 2023

Continuing a decade long trend, the number of Africans who are forcibly displaced has risen over the past year and now totals over 40 million people.