African Islamist groups on rise
... in several countries across the Sahel and some other countries.
Some analysts say the countries facing an IS threat are those with weak central governments.
"Local populations are dissatisfied with how governments are delivering. Democracy has not worked for populations in that part of the country." : Bulama Bukarti, Senior Africa Analyst, Tony Blair Inst., who said that if the governments continue to not fund education and other services to create a more civil society, it will continue to be easy for extremist groups to exploit socioeconomic grievances to recruit young people into violence.
Does it help or hurt, though, to keep calling these groups 'terrorists'? Are they not just non-government military groups?