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The Challenge of Transnational Salafi-Jihadi Terrorism in Africa

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.

Islamism in Somalia

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.