Ifriqiya is published alternately in Hebrew and English, on a monthly basis. It provides both a historical and contemporary analysis on various issues, and covers topics relating to African history, culture, religions, politics, economics, and more. It is edited by Dr. Irit Back, the Head of Africa Studies at the MDC. Inbal Ben-Yehuda is the Assistant Editor in Hebrew, while Sarah Jacobs is the Assistant Editor in English.
Ifriqiya - Africa Research and Analysis
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Alexander Takele analyzes the improvement in the fortunes of the al-Shabaab jihadi-salafi militant group.
Ayelet Levy analyzes the return of Morocco to the African Union as a full member, and the concomitant decision by Moroccan King Mohammad VI to not attend the 2017 Arab League Summit. In Hebrew.
Rina Bassist analyzes the Djibouti government's overtures to the West and China.
Ambassador Haim Koren's article deals with the development of Sudan's foreign policy in light of domestic challenges.
Head of Africa Studies at the MDC Dr. Irit Back analyzes the role of regional organizations in aiding democratic transitions in Africa.
Itamar Dubinsky analyzes the 2016 elections held in Ghana. In Hebrew.
The Western Sahara Crisis in the Tangle of Maghreb Regional Relations and the African Arena (Hebrew)
Ayelet Levi analyzes the ongoing dispute over the Western Sahara against the backdrop of regional and pan-continental relations. In Hebrew.
Yotam Gidron explains the current conflict in Blue Nile State, located in south-eastern Sudan, where fighting continues between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army-North and the Sudanese government.
Dr. Irit Back analyzes contemporary developments in Sudan and South Sudan through a historical perspective.
Dr. Miriam Nissimov analyzes the diplomatic efforts of Iran in Africa, both historical and contemporary. In Hebrew.