WHAT: Terrorism and Radicalisation Series: Workshop - IS vs Al Qaeda in Africa
WHEN: Monday, March 6th 2017 19:00-20:30
WHERE: IDA Brussels Office - Rue d’Arlon 40, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
WHO: YPFP Members
The Terrorism and Radicalisation Series is back with a new event! Please be aware that there will be a limited number of seats, so register now!
The Islamic State and Al Qaeda are currently the two major international terrorist organisations in the world. While both groups find their roots in the Middle-East, they have managed to export their trend well-beyond. Al Qaeda has long been present in Africa, notably with its most powerful branch Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and its iconic leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar. However, the emergence of the Islamic Califate has marked a change of trend in the region, with some jihadist fighters choosing to pledge allegiance to IS rather than Al Qaeda, in a move similar to the one of Boko Haram. In parallel, both groups aim at increasing their presence in the continent, creating new branches and partnerships, from Algeria to Somalia, which represents a major threat to regional security.
With both IS and Al Qaeda in decline in the Middle East, could Africa become the central stage of jihadism in the future ? Does the rise of IS in Africa necessarily means the fall of AQIM ?
This Workshop will propose to explore the rising rivalry of IS and Al Qaeda in Africa through an interactive presentation and exercices.
In order to explore these issues, YPFP has invited:
Claude Moniquet - European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC)
Evgeniya Gvozdeva - European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center (ESISC)
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