Andrew Black

Andrew Black is an analyst specializing in terrorism and political violence in Africa.

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Recasting Jihad in the Maghreb

It has been a little over one year since Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the official merger between al-Qaeda and the Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC), and since that time

AQIM Employs Martyrdom Operations in Algeria

On September 8, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) issued a statement via its official website affirming that it was responsible for the suicide attacks against a Coast Guard barracks

Somalia’s Mujahideen Youth Movement

In the ever changing dynamic of contemporary Somalia, the recently established Mujahideen Youth Movement (MYM) has emerged as the most potent militant group. Although there is little substantive information available

The Reconstituted Al-Qaeda Threat in the Maghreb

In the first week of January 2007, the Moroccan government announced the dismantling of an alleged 62-person terrorist cell (Gulf Times, January 5). According to statements made by the government,