How Islamist militant groups are gaining strength in Africa

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Terrorist groups are destabilizing countries all over the continent.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOIslamist terrorist groups have found a new home and it's not in the Middle East -- it's in Africa. Specifically, the Sahel, a band of territory in West Africa between the Sahara desert and the savannah. Since the early 2000s, Islamist extremist groups have increasingly strengthened their base here -- training fighters, raising money, and launching a massive number of attacks. Some are linked to al-Qaeda and other Islamic State. This is throwing these already weak countries into crises and making the region one of the most dangerous in the world. To truly understand the international conflicts and trends shaping our world you need a big-picture view. Video journalist Sam Ellis uses maps to tell these stories and chart their effects on foreign policy.Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • Vox

     1 years ago

    An earlier episode of Vox Atlas explores the man-made famines threatening 20 million people in Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen. Watch: http://bit.ly/2lpxzfT

  • loco nino

     1 months ago

    Stop lying about islam this guys aren't doing what islam says

  • Hiw Rash

     3 months ago

    Vox hey guys! Which program do you use for the animated maps? Awesome work.

  • Aliens

     1 years ago

    I need more vox atlas and borders

  • no name

     10 months ago

    especially atlas

  • julio ochoa

     10 months ago

    Jason Nge ur a fucken fool if you believe this CIA channel Don’t be a stupid

  • Merlin Batory

     1 years ago

    Africa: Hundreds of thousands of villagers being slaughtered and kidnapped.America: Someone on Twitter said something sexist.

  • Ais Stein-San

     1 months ago

    Fabzil it’s fine I’ll use the second most powerful passport in the world to live in another country

  • BlackScape

     1 years ago

    Vox putting out banger after banger. Keep the flame coming.

  • TheRedstoneSword

     1 months ago

    I AM A SUBSCRIBER OF YOURS. I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE.

  • John Doughboy

     10 months ago

    Vox always speaks the truth. Except when it comes to Trump, then they're lying traitors.

  • Tomi Soetan

     1 years ago

    I live in Nigeria. Although informative, this was also disheartening to watch. Humanity is better than this, I know it.

  • ruman sir

     1 months ago

    How is doing IS in Africa?

  • Ais Stein-San

     1 months ago

    Stay safe hopefully things don’t get too out of hand

  • Curiosity Culture

     1 years ago

    This video looks like a promo video you would see from a call of duty game.

  • AK Brahma

     1 years ago

    Faith is strongest in an empty stomach.

  • 10.000 Subs With No Videos

     1 months ago

    Gaming User they’re indoctrinated. These people don’t have access to internet, higher education or means of communication. They don’t know any better, especially when these doctrines are beat into them

  • abdiqani nor

     2 months ago

    Osama bin laden had wealth estimated over 300 million dollars.

  • Sky Multimedia

     1 years ago

    The fact that you distinguished Somaliland (North Somalia) from Somalia shows your efforts in researching your topics! We often get ignored even though we managed to stabilize our country 25 years ago and have a fully democratic government with the fifth elected president currently in power. Nevertheless, i hope these monsters of terrorists be defeated one day, it's only the innocent people getting hurt.

  • AlJalandhari

     1 years ago

    Great video although it misses out a crucial part of the story. Rather than starting in 2015 Nigeria, they should have started in 2011 Libya where the NATO backed destruction of state institutions in Libya led to a proliferation of arms across North and West Africa (and indeed into Syria via flights packed with militants in to Turkey)

  • Cute Krishna

     2 months ago

    I don't Understand why Terrorism is always linked to Islam. Does these can STFU & Live Calmly. 'Live & Let Live people'I will pray daily this Radical Ideology should be eradicated from this world.

  • Rex Orbis

     3 days ago

    There's also rising rates of far-right terrorism in the first world