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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Move over Al-Qaida. Africa's growing Islamic extremist groups include Boko Haram, Al-Shaabab and Seleka.

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Fredrick Nzwili

Fredrick Nzwili

Fredrick Nzwili is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. For more than 15 years, he has written about religion, politics, peace and conflict, development, security, environment and wildlife. His articles have appeared in international media organizations among others; The Tablet, The Christian Science Monitor, The National Geographic and Kenyan local newspapers; The Standard and the People Daily.


  1. I remember the Rwanda civil war with 2 tribes fighting each other, the Hutu and Tutsis, resulting in the genocide of 800,000 people in 1984. Terrible atrocities have taken place in Africa.

    • @Fran,

      Rwanda is the most catholic country in Africa.
      Priests like Fr. Seromba killed thousands. And the Vatican covered up the crimes.

      Religion is always in the service of genocide.

    • Ironically that group is funded by the islamicist government of Sudan who use them to cause mayhem to newly formed South Sudan

  1. […] In the days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, al-Qaida became a household name. But today, other extremist Islamist groups, many in Africa, are vying for headlines. Recently, the group Boko Haram gained international infamy after it abducted more than 250 schoolgirls. Since 2009, Christians in northern Nigeria have borne the brunt of Boko Haram violence, which has included attacks on churches, schools and government installations. Now Libyan Christian leaders fear Boko Haram could spread its influence into their country as a result of a renegade former general’s campaign to purge the chaotic country of Islamist militants. [Read more] […]

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