ISIS in Africa: Could what happened in the Middle East predict Islamic State’s takeover in Africa?

Snapshot of incidents involving ISIS in Iraq and Syria from 2015 until the loss of their final territory in March 2019 [image source: Intelligence Fusion]

ISIS success in Iraq and Syria

Islamic State activity in Africa [image source: Intelligence Fusion]

ISIS in Africa

The early success of ISIS in Libya meant that the country was once seen as a potential hub for the group [image source: Intelligence Fusion]

ISIS Libya

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) is currently the strongest arm of ISIS in Africa. The group merged ISWAP with Islamic State in Greater Sahel (ISGS) in 2019, although both groups operate in different areas [image source: Intelligence Fusion]

ISWAP (Islamic State West Africa Province)

Islamic State Central Africa Province (ISCAP) consists of jihadist groups in Mozambique and Democratic Republic of Congo [image source: Intelligence Fusion]

ISCAP (Islamic State Central Africa Province)

ISS (Islamic State Somalia) and ISIS Sinai Province

Heatmap of ISIS activity in Africa [image source: Intelligence Fusion]

The Expansion of ISIS in Africa

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