With the global jihadi movement spreading from the Middle East, African militant groups have become major supporters of the radical Islamist agenda. The number of jihadist organizations in the region are growing, where they are wreaking havoc and terrorizing local populations, further fuelling instability in the highly volatile region.Who are the most prominent radical groups working to establish the Islamic state in Africa and what security threats do they pose? Can Africa resist the Islamist movement engulfing the Maghreb and Sahel?
Government forces with the help of local vigilantes have engaged with Boko Haram in the northeast of Nigeria, forcing the Islamic terrorist group to flee the towns of Mubi and Maiha.
Stephen Cockburn, Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for West and Central Africa, said that peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic must take stronger steps to effectively protect civilians.
In order to fight terrorism, Kenyan Police could shoot first, but local human rights advocate noted that this step creates instability in society.
Boko Haram has violated the ceasefire that was agreed with Nigerian government on Friday, 17 October, by attacking two Nigerian villages.
Boko Haram will allegedly release soon some of 200 schoolgirls that were kidnapped in april of 2014.
New massacre has taken place in Democratic Republic of Kongo with 20 people killed in the outskirt of Beni.
The North-Eastern African country of Somalia is infamous for its ongoing civil war, social turbulence and widespread piracy. The country is also home to one of the most radical and hard-core Islamist groups in the region.
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, has long suffered from Islamist insurgency. The most prominent regional group is Boko Haram, a radical Islamist movement that is suspected of having links with Al-Qaeda.