West African Papers

The Wave of Jihadist Insurgency in West Africa: Global Ideology, Local Context, Individual Motivations

DOI:https://dx.doi.org/10.1787/eb95c0a9-en

The recent rise of jihadist movements in West Africa, including Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its affiliates in the Sahel-Saharan region, has puzzled many observers. The easy spread of the jihadist ideology, the jihadist movements’ success in...



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