Sahel region

CEP – KAS: Sahel Monitoring March 2024

Since the record high of 129 claims per month in January 2024, the number of claims and statements has dropped, slightly. In March, a combined 95 claims were published by Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin’ (JNIM) and both Islamic State branches...

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CEP – KAS: Sahel Monitoring February 2024

For the first time since reporting started in December 2022, the claims of al-Qaeda’s branch in the Sahel, Jama’a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin’ (JNIM), are more than double the number of claims by both Islamic State branches. Since October 2023...

CEP – KAS: Sahel Monitoring January 2024

In June 2023, the author predicted that the number of attacks claimed by the three main terrorist networks in the Sahel could reach over 100 per month near the end of the year, but the statistics at that point did not support such a scenario. Even by...

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024

CEP Webinar: Violent Extremism And Terrorism In The Sahel | Riza Kumar

Riza Kumar
Research Analyst, Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

On February 28, 2024, CEP hosted a webinar to highlight the decade-long insurgency across the Sahel and the factors that have contributed to the resiliency of violent extremism across the region. Experts outlined and analyzed the factors that contribute to instability across the Sahel and the long-term impact of counterterrorism practices across the region.

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Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024

CEP Webinar: Violent Extremism And Terrorism In The Sahel | Anna Wasserfall

Anna Wasserfall
Policy Advisor for West Africa at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)

On February 28, 2024, CEP hosted a webinar to highlight the decade-long insurgency across the Sahel and the factors that have contributed to the resiliency of violent extremism across the region. Experts outlined and analyzed the factors that contribute to instability across the Sahel and the long-term impact of counterterrorism practices across the region. 

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Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024

CEP Webinar: Violent Extremism And Terrorism In The Sahel | Delina Goxho

Delina Goxho
Associate Fellow at EGMONT - Royal Institute for International Relations

On February 28, 2024, CEP hosted a webinar to highlight the decade-long insurgency across the Sahel and the factors that have contributed to the resiliency of violent extremism across the region. Experts outlined and analyzed the factors that contribute to instability across the Sahel and the long-term impact of counterterrorism practices across the region. 

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CEP – KAS: Sahel Monitoring December 2023

For the first time since CEP reporting began in December 2022, the number of monthly attacks claimed by al-Qaida and ISIS affiliates in West Africa exceeded 90. In December 2023, the claimed number of attacks averaged three per day, just short of 100...

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"The Counter Extremism Project’s Riza Kumar warned: 'Wagner’s violent activities are increasing ammunition for violent extremist groups in their recruiting efforts across the Sahel. Whether or not Wagner establishes formal ties with Burkina Faso and Niger, the PMC’s impact is being felt across the region.

'As violent extremist groups expand their geographical scope, they have the potential to influence the communities on the border areas and potentially persuade them to see Wagner as predatorial rather than protective.'"

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January 10, 2024
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On May 8, 2019, Taliban insurgents detonated an explosive-laden vehicle and then broke into American NGO Counterpart International’s offices in Kabul. At least seven people were killed and 24 were injured.

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