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

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.

A hard-line Somali Islamist prays near a roadblock in southern Mogadishu September 18, 2009.
Ismail Taxta/Reuters/File
Question 1 of 15

1. Al Shabab means ____________ in Arabic.

The youth

The warriors

The governors

The revolutionaries

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