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Conflict over diamonds, power, ravages continent
Over 60 people reported dead
In the wake of the recent attack in Nice, the ongoing battle against Islamic State (IS) insurgency in Sinai and Sirte, and the feelings of shock, confusion, and uncertainty that ensue, we must raise the question: what is the real price of terrorism? The attack in Nice is the latest in a string …
Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari promised to stamp out Boko Haram by the end of December. Will he manage to keep his word?
Harsh condemnation of IS, Boko Haram ideology by Egyptian foreign ministry and Dar Al-Ifta; Chad and Niger attack Boko Haram on Nigerian soil
Unverified video shows Boko Haram leader pledging his group’s allegiance to “Islamic State”; Egyptian foreign ministry calls for international unity against terrorist threat
Latest attack left more than 100 dead
Foreign minister arrived in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to attend ministerial meetings as part of African Union’s 24th summit
By Nesreen Salem The video that emerged from Hama, Syria, depicting the stoning of a woman in yet another episode in the ISIS propaganda series, is the first punishment of its kind to emerge from Hama. The video shows a married woman who has been presumably promiscuous and has therefore deserved under Sharia law to be …
AFP – Nigeria’s military on Monday said it had made an arrest in connection with the bombing of a football match that killed at least 40 people. “A key suspect in the terror bomb explosion that rocked Kabang community in Mubi, Adamawa state… has been arrested by troops who cordoned [off] the area in swift …
Police meanwhile said officers had averted another car bomb attack in the city after stopping a car packed with material for a home-made bomb.
Militants stormed an encampment used by Chinese road workers late on Friday in a region of northern Cameroon just across the border from the strongholds where they sparked global outrage by abducting more than 200 schoolgirls last month.
The footage shows about 130 girls in black and grey full-length hijabs sitting on scrubland near trees, reciting the first chapter of the Muslim holy book, the Koran, and holding their palms upwards in prayer.
The Islamist militant group Boko Haram claimed responsibility, and threatened to “sell” the girls into slavery.
In a twin blast
The attack happened late Thursday in the town of Damboa in Borno state, Boko Haram’s stronghold
Boko Haram has claimed to be fighting for the creation of an Islamic state in Nigeria, though its demands have repeatedly shifted and it is believed to include a number of factions with varying aims
Amnesty International accuses Nigerian armed forces of showing “little regard for the rule of law or human rights” in its campaign against Boko Haram
Kano, Nigeria (AFP) – A wave of attacks by suspected Boko Haram Islamists in northeastern Nigeria killed at least 23 people and destroyed several buildings, a hospital official and residents said on Saturday. A nurse at the Potiskum general hospital spoke of 20 bodies being brought to the morgue, while residents said three bodies were …
Civilians ordered to stay indoors during an operation targeting militant Islamist organisation.
By Joel Gulhane A suicide bomber blew up his vehicle up next to a church in northeast Nigeria on Sunday, killing himself and another, AP reported. The blast occurred just after 9am, as mass was being held at the St. John Catholic church in the city of Bauchi. Forty five were injured in the explosion …
Boko Haram’s latest killing follows unconfirmed reports of their spokesperson’s death
Al-Muntada Trust Fund accused of funding Islamist organisation Boko Haram
Following a robbery and killing of two Indian nationals, Nigerian security authorities hint the attack may have been the work of militant group Boko Haram
The ongoing violence has only worsened while Boko Haram claims reponsibility
By Ike Okonta LAGOS: Nigeria’s sparkling new capital, is a city under siege. In August, Boko Haram, a shadowy and violent Muslim sect operating in the northeastern part of the country, bombed a building housing staff of the United Nations in the central part of the city, killing 23 people and seriously injuring 86. It was …