A SisterTrope to WesternTerrorists and FarEastAsianTerrorists, AfricanTerrorists are terrorists from sub-Sahara Africa who primarily operate out of their home continent, carrying out guerilla operations against domestic and foreign governments and frequently being involved in the drug trade. They will often be {{Mook}}s to a wealthier, lighter-skinned criminal organization, typically [[WesternTerrorists Western or Slavic]].

A specific {{subtrope}} and/or SisterTrope to this are the {{Amoral Afrikaner}}s, who are almost always white and generally better equipped PrivateMilitaryContractors, but still African in origin (generally, they are white South Africans[[note]]with Namibians and Rhodesians being other possibilities[[/note]]) and just as nasty.



[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]

* In ''Manga/TwoThousandOneNights'', the chapter ''Elliptical Orbit' features African terrorists combined with YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters.
* ''Manga/KimbaTheWhiteLion'' has African terrorists appear as villains from time to time.


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''BloodDiamond'' has the RUF.
* ''Film/TheGodsMustBeCrazy'' features Sam Boga and his men, who shoot up the Cabinet of a {{Bulungi}} and spend the rest of the film fleeing from the army.
* ''Film/BlackHawkDown''
* ''Film/TearsOfTheSun''
* Steven Obanno, an LRA leader, shows up near the beginning of ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' in a meeting with [[TheManBehindTheMan Mr. White]], in order to negotiate a deal with the criminal international banker Le Chiffre to hold the funds of his organization for safekeeping. WordOfGod is that Obanno was based on the RealLife leader of the LRA, Joseph Kony.
** An interesting example are the black Caribbean {{Mook}}s of [[Film/QuantumOfSolace Quantum]], who show up near the beginning in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where Dominic Greene meets with General Medrano.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* The rebel army who forces Mr. Eko to become a child soldier in ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
* A couple episodes of ''Series/MacGyver'' involved these.
* These appear in Season 7 of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]''. Appropriate to the trope, TheManBehindTheMan is white CorruptCorporateExecutive Jonas Hodges.
* ''Series/KnightRider''
* [[Series/FlashForward2009 Flashforward]]: Protagonists came to Somalia to investigate mysterious towers and ran into those guys.
* In the ''Series/{{JAG}}'' episode "Embassy", when Harm & Mac are at a reception at the Sudanese embassy in Washington, it's seemingly taken over by a rebel faction supporting an opposition leader. [[spoiler: It actually is an elaborate setup by the asshole ambassador to make him look like a hero and discredit the opposition]].


[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* Since the strip is set in a fictional African nation, it's natural enough that ComicStrip/ThePhantom has faced some African terrorists. A few groups have been shown forcefully recruiting ChildSoldiers.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The FarCry series seems to involve these to an extent in almost every installment.
* ''Video/FarCry2'' involves two guerilla armies whose actions make them look startling like this trope. They are ostensible fighting for the people while wearing massive irony blinders. In order to get around the game revolving around shooting black people in the face, large numbers of non-black foreigners and mercenaries are included, almost to the point where finding black enemies is a challenge. Theese allies are[[PrivateMilitaryContractors PMC's]] and not terrorists, considering they're only doing it for money.
** In ''VideoGame/FarCry'', they are PMC's. In FarCry 2, it's the 2 regional factions who have brought in mercenary help.
** FarCry3 features Vaas's Pirates, who are just as psychotic and bloodthirsty as you would expect representatives of this trope to be. They are the low level grunts for Hoyt's Privateers, who are a much whiter organization. Pirates make up the enemies through about 75% of the game. Their chatter and behavior is far more cartoonishly evil than what the privateers do, and none of the pirates are sympathetic. Congratulations, Ubisoft, you mostly dodge the racism issue quite craftily in Far Cry 2, only to slam headlong into it in Far Cry 3.
* The terrorists in ''VideoGame/SimTower'' who occaisionally plant a bomb in your building are represented by a CoolShades wearing, trench coat-clad ScaryBlackMan who looks like he just came from Nigeria.
* ''ProjectReality'' introduced the "African Resistance Fighters" faction in v1.0.


[[folder: Real Life ]]

* The [[{{Cult}} Lord's Resistance Army]], who seek to establish a "[[HidingBehindReligion Christian]]" [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] state in Uganda. Or something like that. No one knows what exactly they want; some say they're Christian, others say they are followers of Acholi Nationalism, the LRA even claimed to be Muslim on one occasion. The [[CorruptChurch LRA]] is [[KnightTemplar infamous]] for their cruel tactics: They abduct children to use them as [[ChildSoldiers soldiers]] or [[SexSlave sex slaves]], [[MutilationInterrogation mutilate their victims]], and massacre whole villages. Their leader, Joseph Kony, is also widely regarded as [[AxCrazy completely insane]].
* The Somali pirates that have been kidnapping people from ships for several decades now (February of 2009).
* The Al Qaeda groups stationed in Africa recruit and train members there.
** Its Somalia-affiliated branch, Al-Shabab, is a straight example.
* Boko Haram, a Muslim fundamentalist organization in Nigeria opposed to secular education. They have burned schools and massacred students and teachers.