Al-Qaida’s inroads in Africa
Radical Islamist groups got a foothold on the continent by opening schools and medical clinics in the poorest areas - and then bringing in a more rigid form of Islam.
"Today, I have glad tidings for the Muslim Ummah that will please the believers and disturb the disbelievers," Al-Qaida’s leader, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, said in a recording made public in 2012. The Egyptian Al-Zawahiri, a physician by profession who succeeded Osama bin...
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