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Violent Islamist extremism and terror in Africa


terrorism in africa, 2011–2014 Source: Global Terrorism Database, 1970 to 2014, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, University of Maryland, www.start.umd.edu/gtd/, accessed 3 September 2015

This paper presents an overview of large-scale violence by islamist extremists in key african countries. the paper builds on previous publications of the institute for Security Studies on the nexus between development and conflict trends, and it seeks to provide an overview of the evolution of the associated terrorism through quantitative and contextual analysis using various large datasets. the focus is on the development and links among countries experiencing the worst of this phenomenon, especially algeria, egypt, tunisia, libya, Mali, nigeria and Somalia, as well as the impact of events in the Middle east on these african countries.

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