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.
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Alexander Takele analyzes the improvement in the fortunes of the al-Shabaab jihadi-salafi militant group.
Research Fellow Irit Back discusses the Somali terrorist organization al-Shabab's deadly attack in Kenya.
Teresa Harings outlines the situation that has brought the jihadi group Al-Shabab to power in southern Somalia and discusses the group's relationship to Al-Qa'ida.