View on Africa: how to stop ISIS’ expansion in Africa

2016-10-12

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As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continues to lose territories in Syria, Iraq and Libya, sub-Saharan Africa is gaining importance as a strategic region for the group. Reports of an exploratory ISIS presence in a growing list of countries including Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Mali, Burkina Faso, Somalia and South Africa could mean that Africa becomes the next caliphate.

This View on Africa will be presented by Martin Ewi, a Senior Researcher in the Transnational Threats and International Crime division. He will provide an update on ISIS’ strategic and tactical expansion into Africa and what the continent can do to push back.

About View on Africa

Do you want to know what's happening in Africa, where it's happening and what it means for the continent's many actors? Join the ISS View on Africa weekly briefing every Wednesday from 11h00 - 12h00 CAT. ISS researchers from Dakar, Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Pretoria provide expert analysis of major events and trends in Africa. Introductory remarks are followed by discussions among participants. 

How to get your weekly View on Africa 

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