Al Qaeda has patiently increased presence in Rwanda since March and October 2011 when an Al Qaida traveler visited Nairobi and Kigali as part of their vision and mission to destabilize the Magnificent 5 countries in East Africa
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During 2018 and the first weeks of 2019 Surveillance, Counter Surveillance revealed Travel Patterns, Criminal Funding, Facilitators, Support, Recruitment, and Threat Levels for the Al Qaeda - ISIS Affiliates in Africa - Alert! Increased activity by Al Qaida targeting Rwanda. Puts a Bulls-Eye on (South Korean) Techies in Africa.
Many trained fighters joined the al Qaeda affiliates dedicated to the East African Magnificent 5 countries.
In recent weeks, more than 1500 fighters joined the affiliates that target Rwanda, bringing the total to an estimated 2500 soldiers for Phase I of the GSI doctrine; establishing fear and presence by random killings
Cross border organized crime in the magnificent 5 countries (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania. Rwanda and Burundi) have chosen Madagascar as a new base for their financial cooperation. Their first local spear-points during 2010 and 2011 were corruption and defrauding international NGOs in Madagascar, eventually sourcing a Nexus Terrorism Organised Crime.
In 2018 the Rwandan government closed a couple of mosques and many small churches that had failed to comply with building safety standards or were especially started to defraud their followers! An initially small number of Christians convert to Islam. The government also aggravated the Muslim communities by forbidding loudspeakers during the call to prayer in Kigali.
In November 2018, it was reported that the Republic of Rwanda is to partner with Nigeria on ways to revive the public service in Nigeria, especially the North-East region. Rwanda is a large Troop and Police Contributing Country to missions in Africa. Both positions the Rwandan government as an enemy of (AQ/ISIS affiliates) Boko Haram.
Rwanda has become a hub for expanding tech companies. The 2020 economic focus of Rwanda is the ICT (IT) industry. However, that industry is/was depending on the aggressive investments and workers from South Korea. Foreigners, NGO's, and foreign investments are a usual target. Still, in Kigali, the terrorism bulls-eye is placed on South Koreans as a preferred economic target that's expected to destabilize the East African region, part of al Qaida's vision and mission.
Al Qaeda has silently invested significantly into building an ideological base in weak African and Asian communities.
Building a social structure and capacity for impoverished communities with free education, medical and food aid.
Its support and presence trough affiliates in Africa and Asia has since 2009 quadrupled. Its main targets still are Africa's 'Magnificent 5' ; Uganda, Kenya. Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi
The war against the ISIS caliphate has degraded ISIS's possibilities to keep territory in Syria and Iraq.
When terror groups are forced out and no longer fight for territory, that frees resources to expand and widen their scope on the globe.
ISIS is expanding its fighting and training in Africa and Asia
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