Ifriqiya - Africa Research and Analysis

Ifriqiya

Ifriqiya is published in English, on a bi-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. 

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For Mozambique’s government, is radical Islam exclusively a security issue?

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In this issue of Ifriqiya, Rina Bassist analyzes the response of the government of Mozambique to the growing security threat of Islamist violence in the north of the country. To address this problem, she explains the background of the issue and calls for a broad approach that would deal with social and ethnic marginalization, as well.

The Death of Chad’s Warrior President: What it Means for the Region and the World

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In this issue of Ifriqiya, Eline Rosenhart explains how the recent killing of Chad's long-term president, Idriss Déby Itno, puts the country in a precarious situation. She analyzes the historical background of his regime, and notes that this could be an opportunity for Chadians to make the political system more inclusive.

The Challenge of Transnational Salafi-Jihadi Terrorism in Africa

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In this issue of Ifriqiya, Matan Daniel presents an overview of two of the major transnational jihadi groups operating in Africa, al-Shabaab and Boko Haram. He puts each group in its context, and shows how they represent new challenges for the continent and specifically in the regions where they are active.

Security in the Shadow of Climate Change in the Sahel

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In this issue of Ifriqiya, Dr. Haim Koren and Ambassador Gideon Behar discuss the causes and potential solutions to the dual challenges of climate change and rising violence in the Sahel region of Africa.

Chad and its Conflicts with Neighboring Countries

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In this issue of Ifriqiya, Germaine Guidimabaye Remadji describes several of the conflicts going on inside and around Chad. She analyses the role of the current government, as well as persistent social and ethno-religious challenges that have complicated efforts to reduce civilian displacement and the rise of jihadi organizations in the Lake Chad region in recent years.

The “G5 Sahel” Joint Force: A Marriage of Security and Development?

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In this issue of Ifriqiya Rina Bassist analyses the deteriorating security situation in the Sahel region, as well as the incoming international support for the regional G5 Sahel joint force that was created in 2014. She argues that, despite some progress, more external funding is needed to implement vital development goals aimed at stabilizing the region.