How Cigarette Smuggling Funds al-Qaeda in Africa

How Cigarette Smuggling Funds al-Qaeda in Africa

Algerian-born Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the leader of al-Qaeda affiliate al-Murabitoon, is one of the world’s most wanted terrorists and one of Africa’s most dangerous men. A former mujahedeen fighter against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, Belmokhtar went on to join the Islamist insurgency in Algeria in the 1990s and later became…

Arnaud Gallet

Arnaud is a French freelance writer with an African heart who has lived in 10 different Sub-Saharan countries in the past decade. He is currently based in Paris.