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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” […]

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 […]

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