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Five terrorist bunkers discovered, destroyed in Algiers centre

Five terrorist bunkers discovered, destroyed in Algiers centre

Five terrorist bunkers were destroyed and three members of terrorist supporting groups arrested on Friday by Army detachments and National Gendarmerie units, the ministry of National Defence said Saturday in a statement. In counterterrorism operations, “detachments of the People’s National Army destroyed five terrorist bunkers on 17 March 2017 in Ain Defla, Tizi Ouzou (1st […]

10 Killed in Car Bombing; 26 Starve to Death Amid Risk of Widespread Famine in Somalia

10 Killed in Car Bombing; 26 Starve to Death Amid Risk of Widespread Famine in Somalia

Extremist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion that police say killed 10 people Tuesday afternoon in Mogadishu, Somalia. At least 15 people were injured in the bomb explosion at a busy security checkpoint in the country’s capital, according to Somali federal police Maj. Ahmed Ibrahim. The blast was caused by an explosive-laden vehicle […]

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

Putting the U.S. First, At Africa’s Expense

In November 2016, the United States (US) concluded one of the most divisive presidential elections in its history. It is also hard to identify any public policy issues around which there have been strong and stable bipartisan cooperation in recent years. However, US relations with Africa have, in large part, enjoyed just such cooperation. Since […]

South Sudan Wants Rebel Leader Riek Machar Declared a Terrorist

South Sudan Wants Rebel Leader Riek Machar Declared a Terrorist

South Sudan government has urged the regional states to consider rebel leader Riek Machar as a terrorist following the kidnapping of two Indian aid workers in his Upper Nile stronghold. Information minister Michael Makuei told the media in Juba that the captors were Dr Machar loyalists and were demanding $1 million ransom from the government. […]

Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures

Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures

Since 2015, the conflict between Chad’s armed forces and Boko Haram has destabilised the Lake Chad region in the west of the country. Defeating this resilient insurgency requires the state to go beyond a purely military campaign and relaunch trade, improve public services and reintegrate demobilised militants. Executive Summary Since early 2015, attacks in Chad […]

Cameroon Govt Begs for International Help Against Boko Haram Terror

Cameroon Govt Begs for International Help Against Boko Haram Terror

On a Friday night in September 2014, Boko Haram fighters attacked the village of Guza in northeastern Nigeria, killing and kidnapping young boys as they burned homes and looted. Ismael, now 15, survived that night of terror and hid in his house for 40 days, afraid that if he ventured outside for even a moment, […]

Barcelona police ‘shoot at’ driver of speeding truck full of gas cylinders ‘driving at high speed near city centre’

Barcelona police ‘shoot at’ driver of speeding truck full of gas cylinders ‘driving at high speed near city centre’

Spanish police used gunfire to stop the driver of a truck laden with household gas canisters who was driving at high speed in the wrong direction near the city centre on Barcelona’s main ring road. One policeman shot the lorry cab’s rear window and brought the driver to a halt after a high-speed chase during […]

Somalia a Great Example to Rest of Africa

Somalia a Great Example to Rest of Africa

As Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, popularly known as “Farmajo”, prepares to be sworn into office on Wednesday, his ascent to power evokes positive events in Africa in the last two years. Particularly encouraging is the fact that Mohamed managed to beat his incumbent Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud who had served one term only. The latter […]

New President Pledges to Work With AU’s Amisom to Defeat Al-Shabaab in Somalia

New President Pledges to Work With AU’s Amisom to Defeat Al-Shabaab in Somalia

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo today pledged to work closely with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in fighting the terrorist group Al-Shabaab which poses the biggest threat to peace and security in the country. President Farmajo said there was an urgent need to fight and defeat Al-Shabaab if Somalia is to achieve prosperity, […]

Al Shabaab Releases 173 Prisoners From Its Own Jails

Al Shabaab Releases 173 Prisoners From Its Own Jails

Al Shabaab has announced it released 173 prisoners from secret jails in Lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia over the past 48 hours. The released inmates were accused of cutting trees in Leego area in the region for charcoal, according to a statement from Al shabaab that was posted on pro-militants media outlets. Two more […]

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