On March 24th, a group of jihadis struck the town of Palma in Mozambique, killing dozens and burning government buildings to the ground.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack – but doubts have been cast over who was behind the siege. With a wave of Islamist extremism sweeping up Africa’s Eastern coast and across the Sahel, the origins of the attack could be far-reaching.
Our international editor, Lindsey Hilsum, explains how attacks like these are on the rise across the African continent; a consequence of poverty, domestic grievances new and old, and Africa’s resource “curse”, which paradoxically impoverishes people living on land which is rich in natural resources.
Sources: Africanews, ITN
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