Accepted Paper:

The birth of a new jihadi movement in Northern Mozambique, 2002-17  

Author:

Eric Morier-Genoud (Queen's University Belfast)

Paper short abstract:

Northern Mozambique is facing a jihadi situation since October 2017. While a debate rages over its international connections and links to criminal networks, this presentation focuses on the origin and development of the movement before it turned to armed action.

Paper long abstract:

Northern Mozambique is facing a jihadi situation since October 2017. While a debate rages over its international connections and links to criminal network, this presentation focuses on the origin and development of the movement before it turned to armed action. The aim is to to understand the origin and project of the movement, so as to better understand its nature.

Panel Pol18
The rural frontiers of Jihad: militant careers, political economies and network governance in West and Central Africa