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Farmajo Shakes Security Chiefs to Rump Up War On Al-Shabaab

Farmajo Shakes Security Chiefs to Rump Up War On Al-Shabaab

The president of Somalia’s Federal government, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has made a major security shake-up on Thursday to step up the fight against Al-Shabaab. In a presidential decree, President Farmajo appointed General Dahir Adan Elmi as the country’s new military chief, replacing Gen Abdiweli Jama Gorod. Amina Sa’ed Ali named as the new the Chief […]

Suicide bomber’s belt of explosives blew up before he got to Christian church service in Egypt

Suicide bomber’s belt of explosives blew up before he got to Christian church service in Egypt

Egyptian security forces have thwarted a suicide bomber as he attempted to position himself among members of a church congregation wearing a belt of explosives, during a religious celebration at a heavily guarded Christian church. The suicide bomber was attempting to enter the Church of the Virgin Mary in Mostorod, Shubra Al-Khaim, when tight security […]

UN-backed meeting of African States targets terrorism, violent extremism

UN-backed meeting of African States targets terrorism, violent extremism

Regional security topped the agenda of a United Nations-backed joint summit on Central and West Africa searching, among other things, for a practical approach to fighting terrorism. In a statement issued on Thursday through his Deputy Spokesperson, Farhan Haq, Secretary-General António Guterres commended the Central and West African regions for the successful Joint Summit of […]

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, […]

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