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Radicalisation in Paradise – Tackling the Growing Threat in Mauritius

Radicalisation in Paradise – Tackling the Growing Threat in Mauritius

At a recent anti-LGBT demonstration, the well-known protest leader openly wore an Islamic State headband. One might not expect the island of Mauritius – best known for its sandy beaches, political stability and vibrant multiculturalism – to be vulnerable to Islamist radicalisation. But recent events suggest the threat could greater than many think. The LGBT […]

Al-Shabaab Militant Group Getting Lucky, Not Stronger – US Intelligence

Al-Shabaab Militant Group Getting Lucky, Not Stronger – US Intelligence

Somalia’s most dangerous terror group is likely not getting any stronger despite a series of deadly attacks, including one that claimed the life of a U.S. special operations soldier earlier this month. The assessment, by U.S. military and counterintelligence officials, runs contrary to the conclusions of some analysts and comes as al-Shabab has been flexing […]

Islamic State Sneaking Extremists From Syria Into Nigeria – Report

Islamic State Sneaking Extremists From Syria Into Nigeria – Report

Leaders of Islamic State (IS) are sneaking battle-hardened extremists from Syria into Nigeria, UK Sun reported Monday, saying some of the fighters are reportedly sent to the Middle East for training in a “chilling exchange programme”. Muslim fundamentalists massed in the Boko Haram sect had held Nigeria by the jugular since 2009, maiming and killing […]

Experts Alarmed at Rise of Mozambique Jihadi Terrorism

Experts Alarmed at Rise of Mozambique Jihadi Terrorism

On Friday, the U.S. embassy in Mozambique issued a security alert, warning all U.S. citizens to avoid visiting the Palma district in Cabo Delgado province, and urging those already there to “consider departing the area immediately.” The embassy issued the warning “in light of information pointing to the likelihood of imminent attacks on government and […]

Four British missionaries are kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria

Four British missionaries are kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria

Four Britons have been kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern Delta state, a police official said on Wednesday. The police are attempting to rescue the four people, who were taken by unidentified gunmen on October 13, said Andrew Aniamaka, a spokesman for Delta state police, The four had been providing ‘free medical care and religious activities’ in […]

Terrorist Attack Kills more than 300 People in Somalia

Terrorist Attack Kills more than 300 People in Somalia

At least 300 people killed and hundreds seriously injured in attack blamed on militant group al-Shabaab. The death toll in the bombing that hit the centre of Mogadishu on Saturday continues to rise, with more than 300 people now believed to have been killed and hundreds more seriously injured. The scale of the loss makes […]

50 People Shot Dead in Las Vegas By a Gunman at a Jason Aldean Concert

50 People Shot Dead in Las Vegas By a Gunman at a Jason Aldean Concert

On Sunday night, a tragedy struck on the Las Vegas strip, where the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history claimed at least fifty lives and left over four hundred hospitalized. During a music festival, where country music singer Jason Aldean was in the middle of performing, a gunman opened fire on the crowd. The suspect, […]

Burkina Faso in the fight against terrorism

Burkina Faso in the fight against terrorism

In New York for the 72nd Ordinary Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the President of Burkina Faso, His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, participated in a high-level G5 Sahel meeting on Monday 18 September. The objective of the meeting was to make the international community aware of the urgent need to support the […]

Perpetrators of suicide attacks in Nigeria must be held accountable

Perpetrators of suicide attacks in Nigeria must be held accountable

Condemning violent attacks in Maiduguri, in Nigeria’s restive Borno state, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has underscored the Organization’s resolve to support the country in its fight against terrorism. According to a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Guterres “reiterated UN’s support to the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism.” “[He] […]

António Guterres welcomes deployment of regional force to combat terrorism in the Sahel

António Guterres welcomes deployment of regional force to combat terrorism in the Sahel

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the threat of terrorism and organized crime in the Sahel region. In a statement issued late last night by his spokesman, the Secretary-General welcomed […]

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