Salafism and Political Order in Africa

Ms Sindhu Dinesh is a Research Analyst at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.
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  • May 2022
    Book Review

    In recent decades, Africa has emerged as one of the epicentres of jihadi terrorist groups. Scholars, analysts and policymakers have sought to unravel the factors underlying the presence, growth and spread of these groups. They have raised concerns about the spread of Salafi-jihadism, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. In Salafism and Political Order in Africa, Sebastian Elischer alludes that most works on the subject focus on countries struggling with the threat of Salafi-jihadism without much attention on understanding why some countries in the same region have been successful in curbing or preventing such groups.