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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 […]

Is Islamic Extremism On the Rise in Africa?

Is Islamic Extremism On the Rise in Africa?

Extremists are increasingly shaping the image of Islam in Africa. But despite warnings that Islam is becoming increasingly conservative in Africa, experts say the religion is also becoming more diverse as a whole. Over and over one reads the same disturbing reports: In Somalia, members of the al-Shabaab militia cut off the hands of two […]

G7 Member States to Cooperate With Africa In Solving Woes

G7 Member States to Cooperate With Africa In Solving Woes

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is among a host of African leaders who have been invited to this year’s G-20 Summit, highlighting the growing role of the continent of global development decision-making fora. The feat was the highlight of the African segment session at the G7 Summit meeting, which ended at the Sicilian town of Taormina […]

High-Ranking Al-Shabaab Expert Held After Kenya Blasts

High-Ranking Al-Shabaab Expert Held After Kenya Blasts

Police say several terror suspects behind the attacks within Mandera County have been arrested. Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet says one of the suspects, Ahmed Abdi Yare, who is a high-ranking Al-Shabaab explosives expert, is helping in the probe. Police found the suspect with assorted weapons and IED making materials. “We have also stepped […]

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” […]

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