Despite constant threats from Al Shabab, as well as government forces, Somalia's journalists remain resilient and push for a Somali free from oppression.
Nigerians marched through their major cities on the two-year anniversary of a high-profile kidnapping of almost 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram, demanding their safe return as the militant group steps up its use of children in suicide bombings.
Al Shabaab and Boko Haram have proved to be two of the most and visible and formidable extremist forces in Sub-saharan Africa. How much do you know about these groups? Take our quiz!