America Abroad: Islamism In Africa

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The assault on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya shocked the American public. African extremist groups like Ansar Dine, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, and Boko Haram threaten to further destabilize a fragile continent. America Abroad will take listeners to Mali, Nigeria, and Kenya's Swahili Coast to learn about these groups, the threat they present, and how African countries are — or aren't — combating them.

VIDEO EXTRA: Learn why some Malians are returning to the north where Islamist groups have implemented strict Sharia law in this video by Katarina Höije and Sébastien Rieussec for America Abroad.