Topic: Al-Shabab

Heightened security in Somalia following the murder of a French agent (photo: Mohammed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)

From failed state to fragile state?

Somalia and the rocky road towards greater stability

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (photo: picture-alliance/AP Images/N. Asfouri)

Africa's Muslims

Pawns of the Saudis

Al-Shabab fighters on patrol in Mogadishu in 2009. In May 2017 U.S. operations against the al-Qaida linked organisation were stepped up (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/Mohamed Sheikh Nor)

Islamists in Africa

The ever-present threat

Al-Shabab fighters in Somalia (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/F.-A. Warsameh)

Islamism in eastern Africa

Not immune to terror

Dr. Guido Steinberg (photo: DW)

Interview with Guido Steinberg

"Al-Shabab Attacks Could Destabilize the Entire Region"

Al-Shabaab militiamen near Mogadishu (photo: dapd)

The Case of Somalia

Pirates, Warlords, and Islamists

Member of an Islamist militia in Balad, Somalia (photo: AP)

Islamists in Somalia

Fears of War on the Horn of Africa