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82 Chibok Schoolgirls Released in Swap for Detained Boko Haram Suspects

82 Chibok Schoolgirls Released in Swap for Detained Boko Haram Suspects

Nigerian authorities have said 82 Chibok schoolgirls have been released into military custody in the north of the country. The girls have received medical attention and are to be flown to Abuja to meet the president. A military and a civilian militia source in Banki, near the Nigerian border with Cameroon, said “at least 80” […]

Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau ‘Injured in Air Strike’

Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau ‘Injured in Air Strike’

Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau has been injured and one of his deputies killed in an air strike in northeast Nigeria, civilian and security sources told AFP on Wednesday. Two Nigerian Air Force jets bombarded fighters who had gathered for prayers in Balla village, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Damboa, on the edge of […]

Ethiopian Troops Withdraw From Dhusamareeb As Al-shabaab Amasses Forces

Ethiopian Troops Withdraw From Dhusamareeb As Al-shabaab Amasses Forces

Hundreds of Ethiopian troops on Friday withdrew from the central Somalia town of Dhusamareeb under unclear circumstances. Accoriding to a security official who seeks anonymity the troops left the town on Friday morning. “Most of the traders have fled the town after the Ethiopian troops pulled out this morning, we can see many people including […]

Russia accuses Britain of backing Egypt Coptic church terror attack

Russia accuses Britain of backing Egypt Coptic church terror attack

In a stormy day at the United Nations, Russia’s Ambassador to the UN accused Britain of supporting terrorist organisations, and directly linked their alleged support to the attacks on Coptic Christian churches earlier in the week. Vladimir Safronkov, Moscow’s envoy to the United Nations, accused Britain of supporting organisations who “kill Christians” all over the […]

Egyptian police kill 7 suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

Egyptian police kill 7 suspected Islamic State militants in shootout

Egyptian security forces killed seven suspected Islamic State militants in a shootout on Monday as they were meeting to plan attacks on minority Christians, the Interior Ministry said. The incident in the southern city of Assiut occurred a day after Egypt’s cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency in the wake of Islamic State attacks […]

Egypt’s police loses three females, for the first time in its history

Egypt’s police loses three females, for the first time in its history

For the first time in Egyptian police history, the list of the victims of Egypt’s Palm Sunday blasts included three female policewomen, one officer and two low-ranking personnel, who died in the line of duty while checking security at the main gate of the St. Mark’s church in Alexandria. The three victims are General Nagwa […]

New Army Commander Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale Escapes Mogadishu Blast

New Army Commander Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale Escapes Mogadishu Blast

The new Commander of the Somali National Army (SNA) Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Jimale escaped a car bomb explosion Sunday. Initial reports indicate that a suicide mission was waged on a convoy of cars leaving the military base in Mogadishu. Gen. Jimale and his deputy had left the army headquarters moments earlier where they attended a […]

Al-Shabaab Dismisses Somali President Faramajo War Declaration

Al-Shabaab Dismisses Somali President Faramajo War Declaration

Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabab has dismissed President Mohamed Abdullahi Faramajo’s declaration of war. The response was carried on the Somali Memo website which is affiliated to the al-Qaeda-linked group. On Thursday, President Farmajo offered the militants an amnesty at the same time as declaring war on the group. The UN-backed government in Mogadishu has […]

Bombing reported near church in Egyptian city of Tanta

Bombing reported near church in Egyptian city of Tanta

Two bomb blasts have hit Coptic churches in Egypt today, with the latest blast in front of a church in Alexandria,  marking a day of carnage on Palm Sunday, the holiest day for the Coptic community. The blast occurred hours after a bombing rocked a Coptic church in Tanta in Egypt’s Nile Delta, killing at […]

Kenyan Doctors Killed in Raid On Libya Isis Base

Kenyan Doctors Killed in Raid On Libya Isis Base

Two Kenyan trainee doctors on the police list of wanted terrorists have been killed in a sting operation in Libya. Farah Dagane Hassan, 26 and Hiish Ahmed Ali, 25, who were interns at Kitale hospital before they fled Kenya, died in the Libyan city of Sirte after a raid against Islamic State remnants there. Before […]

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