39 killed, 1,000 displaced by new Islamist group terrorising Mozambique

39 killed, 1,000 displaced by new Islamist group terrorising Mozambique
In Mozambique, details have emerged of the recent attacks carried out by a new Islamist militant group, Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jamâ, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. Until recently, little was known about the group known locally as ‘Al-Shabaab’, though there is no evidence to establish connections with the Somali . . . Read More

Did Mozambique beheadings signal emergence of jihad in southern Africa?

Did Mozambique beheadings signal emergence of jihad in southern Africa?
Recent attacks attributed to Islamist militants in Mozambique have raised alarms over the emergence of a jihadist movement in the southern half of Africa – a section of the continent previously relatively untroubled by violent Islamist extremism. Little, if anything, was known about the group behind the attacks, in October . . . Read More