Terrorism in northeast and east Africa


Sergey Kostelyanets


The article addresses the problem of the expansion of terrorism in Northeast and East Africa. The author points to the rapid internationalization of terrorist organizations on the continent since the early 1990s. Despite the prevalence of the phenomenon of domestic terrorism, which has traditionally been accompanying intra-state conflicts on the continent, in the 21st century the threat from Islamic terrorist networks in Africa has come to the fore. The article looks at the prerequisites for the further expansion of Islamist influence on the continent and concludes that most countries of the region are not capable of countering this threat without external support, whether regional or international.


terrorism, Islamism, extremism, Africa, Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabab


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