Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22338/all en Triple threat: Coordination suspected between African terrorist organizations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa/triple-threat-coordination-suspected-between-african-terrorist-or NAIROBI — The top US military commander for Africa has warned that Al Qaeda affiliates are seeking to strengthen ties across the continent. General Carter Ham, commander of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM), described Nigeria's Boko Haram, Somalia's Al Shabaab and the Saharan Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb as "dangerous and worrisome" but added that there were signs the groups were trying to coordinate their activities.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/africa/triple-threat-coordination-suspected-between-african-terrorist-or" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Al Qaeda Al Qaeda in Africa Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Al Shabaab Boko Haram Nigeria Somalia terrorism Political Risk On Africa GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 26 Jun 2012 19:07:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5709492 at http://www.globalpost.com Mali: First the war, now the crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/conflict-zones/130131/mali-crisis-human-impact-conflict-zones-military <p>BAMAKO, Mali &mdash; In a little over two weeks around 3,000 French soldiers with armored vehicles and air support have ousted the fighters of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and its allies from every town in the desert north, meeting little resistance along the way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/conflict-zones/130131/mali-crisis-human-impact-conflict-zones-military" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Burkina Faso Mali Mauritania Niger Conflict Zones Want to Know France Military Aid Political Risk Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:01:15 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5742185 at http://www.globalpost.com