How much do you know about Islamic extremists in Africa? Take our quiz!

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Fundamental Islamist groups have been active across the Sahel-Saharan belt of Africa – from Nigeria in the west to Somalia in the east. Through abductions, armed attacks, and suicide bombings, Al Shabab and Boko Haram have wreaked havoc in Sub Saharan Africa – their activities accounting for the highest conflict-related deaths in the region. Test your knowledge of Africa's two major Islamic extremist groups in Africa.

1. Al Shabab means ____________ in Arabic.

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The youth


The warriors


The governors


The revolutionaries

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