The global Salafi-jihadi movement, which includes al Qaeda and the Islamic State, is spreading in Africa

Lake Chad: The destabilization of northeastern Nigeria has led to an uptick in mass kidnappings of schoolchildren. Islamic State militants in Nigeria targeted security forces and aid workers.

Sahel: An Islamic State affiliate disrupted presidential elections in western Niger.

Somalia. Al Shabaab doubled attacks in the capital since January amid political unrest.

Kenya: Al Shabaab is exerting increasing social control in parts of northeastern Kenya.

Ethiopia: Fighting is ongoing in the Tigray region in northeastern Ethiopia. A related border dispute has also raised tensions between Ethiopia and Sudan.

Libya: Delays and accusations signal danger for the new Libyan transitional government.

Mozambique: Hundreds of people were killed when ISIS took over the town of palma


More than 30,000 people have been killed and nearly 3 million displaced in a decade of Boko Haram’s terror activities in Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Violence committed by Boko Haram has affected 26 million people in the Lake Chad region and displaced 2.6 million others, according to the UN Refugee Agency.