"'The threat for the United States and Europe emanating from West Africa, including Mali, is currently growing. Although it is correct to argue that both ISIS and al-Qaeda are basing their local influence and social support on already existing local grievances, ISGS and JNIM continue to subscribe to the extremist terrorist ideology of ISIS and al-Qaeda, respectively,' said Dr. Hans Jakob-Schindler, Senior Director of the Counter Extremism Project (CEP)."

September 11, 2023
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Mali’s Deepening Extremist Crisis: Stability in the Sahel Falters as Russian Influence Increases

Almost a decade after the onset of Mali’s Islamist insurgency, Bamako has yet to see a cessation of the conflict. According to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), Mali has witnessed some of its highest casualty figures in the...


CEP Tweet linking to "Syria: Extremism and Terrorism" report quoted: "With Wagner Group’s presence in #Mali, #Russia has continued to make inroads across the Sahel, particularly in Mali’s southwestern neighbor Burkina Faso. The Wagner Group has been accused of indiscriminate killings in Mali. More on Russia’s interventions"

October 24, 2022
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Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.


On September 26, 2018, an improvised explosive device planted at the foot of a bridge exploded, killing eight soldiers in the lead vehicle of a Burkinabe military convoy traveling in northern Burkina Faso. 

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