Burkina Faso: Ansaroul Islam prêtera-t-il allégeance à l’État islamique?

Un compte télégramme proche du groupe AQMI et un compte twitter proche de l’État islamique ont rapporté le 13 avril, qu’un groupe jihadiste burkinabè pourrait prêter allégeance (bay’ah) au soi-disant État islamique (EI). Bien que ce groupe n’ait pas été nommé, des informations (considérées comme rumeurs) font référence au groupe Ansaroul Islam dirigé par Boureïma Dicko, …

Jihadist Groups In The Sahel Region Formalize Merger

Leading figures gathered for the announcement of the merger into Jama’at Nusrat ul-Islam wal-Muslimin (screen capture from the video released by al-Zaleqa Foundation for Media Productions) By Héni Nsaibia In the midst of a faltering peace process in Mali that are characterized by quarrels and cleavages between the Malian government and signatory armed groups, they are increasingly …

Burkina Faso: Ansaroul Islam pledging allegiance to the Islamic State? Maybe or maybe not..

On Thursday April 13, 2017, a pro-AQIM account on telegram and a pro-ISIS account on twitter respectively reported that a Burkinabe jihadist group possibly would pledge allegiance (bay’ah) to the Islamic State, the group was not mentioned by name, although it is believed that the reports (considered rumors) refered to Ansaroul Islam led by Boureïma …

Burkina Faso: The jihadist threat continuously rising in the far north – A new Ansar Dine branch in gestation, Ansaroul Islam?

From targeted killings to complex attack – The Irchad network Recent months have seen a significant increase in incidents of suspected jihadist activity in the Soum Province of Burkina Faso’s far north. Spillover from the Mali conflict in the border areas is nothing new, but the current trend shows very negative tendencies. Various attacks have …