Al-Shabab is a jihadi militant organization based in Somalia. The group was founded between 2004 and 2006; it claims to fight for an Islamic theocracy in the Horn of Africa. Its name al-Shabab means "the Youth."
Al-Shabab controls large parts of central and southern Somalia, and has ties to other Islamist terror groups such as al Qaeda and Boko Haram. They have carried out attacks across the region, including a 2013 shooting at the Westgate shopping center in Nairobi, Kenya, which left more than 60 people dead. This is a collection of DW's latest content on al-Shabab.
Political chaos has reigned for months in Sudan and the economy is struggling. Although a power-sharing deal has been struck, there are doubts over the transition to democracy. Now there are fears the political uncertainty will ultimately lead to economic collapse.
Sudanese activists said Wednesday the ruling generals restored internet service in the country. A weekslong blackout was imposed during a deadly crackdown early last month. The military council and the pro-democracy movement reached a power-sharing deal, ending a three-month standoff since the military removed autocratic President Omar al-Bashir from power.