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Egypt seeks UN mandate for Libya Islamic State intervention

By Staff Reporter Egyptian fighter jets were said to have targeted Islamic State training camps on Monday Egypt’s President Abdel Fatt [...]

Flee from Boko Haram insurgents-In Pictures

By Staff Reporter Boko Haram says it is building an Islamic state to revive the memory of northern Nigeria’s Muslim empires, but for t [...]

Somalia’s Shebab urge more jihadi attacks in Europe

By Staff Reporter Four suspected Shebab fighters are detained by Somalian national soldiers following a gun battle in Mogadishu on December [...]

Chad sends troops to help Cameroon fight Boko Haram

By Staff Reporter The Chadian army is to take a more active role in confronting Boko Haram Cameroon says Chad will send a large contingent o [...]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram: Baga destruction ‘shown in images’

 By Staff Reporter A satellite image of Doron Baga taken on 7 January showed the destruction of homes and foliage (in red) Satellite images [...]

The menace of Boko Haram in Nigeria

By Staff Reporter People displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency seek refuge in Yola When Boko Haram strikes, it has the effect of a forest f [...]

“I joined al Shabaab for money only”-former recruit

By Staff Reporter Despite a series of setbacks, the militant group al-Shabab remains one of the most dangerous terrorist organizations in Af [...]

Egypt closes schools in Sinai towns as area inches toward open war

By Staff Reporter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyizTX7N7xU Egypt has indefinitely shut schools in two border towns in northern Sinai as th [...]

Clashes near Egypt’s border with Gaza kill 10 civilians

By Staff Reporter Ten civilians were killed overnight during fighting between the army and Islamist militants near Egypt’s border with [...]

Rampaging youths kill three in Mombasa after Mosque raids

By Staff Reporter Police say they recovered this flag, associated with Islamist militants, in the raids At least three people have been stab [...]

Nigeria needs new anti-Boko Haram strategy soon

Opinion By Ameto Akpe Ameto Akpe What might seem like ineptitude is the absence of political will ©Getty Nigerian women have led protests [...]

Nigeria’s Boko Haram seizes hometown of kidnapped girls

By Staff Reporter Residents forced to flee as extremist group takes town of Chibok in north-east of country A screengrab of a video showing [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Bomb Explosion Hits Yobe #Nigeria

By Staff Reporter – Another Bomb Explosion Hits Yobe, Many Students Feared Dead A bomb that exploded this morning on the assembly grou [...]

al Shabaab stones a woman to death for adultery

By Staff Reporter (Warning! Video contains graphic images of Stoning) Somali militants stone woman to death over adultery.Somali al Shabaab [...]

Kenya’s black rhino unlikely victim of al-Shabaab militants

By Staff Reporter ©Getty Among the rolling hills of Kenya’s Laikipia district, far from the battlegrounds of al-Shabaab militants in sout [...]

Uganda foils Shabaab cell plotting ‘imminent attack’

By Staff Reporter Police spokesman Fred Enanga said forces had “made arrests” but gave no details of how many people had been de [...]

Boko Haram abducts 50 women

By Staff Reporter Residents who escaped from areas recently attacked by Boko Haram militants said yesterday that at least 50 young women wer [...]

Boko Haram opens new front against Nigerian forces as Obasanjo’s son is shot in fighting

By Staff Reporter Civilians who fled their homes following an attack by Islamist militants in Bama, take refuge at a school in Maiduguri, Ni [...]

Boko Haram overrun Bama town in Northern Nigeria and kill scores

By Staff Reporter Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that killed score [...]

al Shabaab leader killed in US drone attack?

By Staff Reporter ©AP Dozens were killed when al-Shabaab gunmen attacked an upmarket mall in Kenya in September 2013 US military forces hav [...]

“Journalist” turned al Shabaab killer arrested in Kenya

By Staff Reporter This file photo shows relatives and fellow journalists praying over the body of Somali journalist Mohamed Mohamud Timacade [...]

1998 Kenya-US embassy blast victims to be paid $8 million (Sh609 million) each

By Staff Reporter Print Rescue operations after the 1998 bomb terror attack on the US Embassy in Nairobi. PHOTO | FILE In Summary Mr Okindo [...]

The Boko Haram menace

 A Siege of Fear By Staff Reporter  Boko Haram  A VOA Special Report Carnage and mayhem are part of the fabric of daily life in northern [...]

The Islamic leaders Kenya has assassinated in Mombasa #WaronTerror?

By Staff Reporter Youths clash with police outside the militant Masjid Musa Mosque after the death of Sheikh Aboud Rogo in 2012, accused by [...]

al Shabaab assassinates Somalian Musician MP

By Staff Reporter Saado Ali Warsame, who spent much of the civil war in the US, continued to perform after becoming an MP Popular Somali mus [...]

Malala meets Nigeria’s leader Goodluck Jonathan over Chibok girls #bringbackourgirls

By Staff Reporter Malala believes that there is a link between poor education and the political violence Nigeria abductions Pakistani rights [...]

Kenyatta and Odinga division- a gift to al Shabaab?

By Staff Reporter People cheer during a rally organized by the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy in Nairobi, July 7, 2014. (Siegfried Mod [...]

“Al Qaeda planning to hit UK airports”-Kenya issues terror warning

By Staff Reporter  Foreign Affairs ministry says Britain would be the most likely country to be affected by threat from ‘sophisticate [...]

Kenya assassinates another top Muslim Cleric in Mombasa

By Staff Reporter Mohammed Shahid Butt was accused of funding terror in Mombasa Unconfirmed reports suggest Mohamed Shahid Butt, owner of th [...]

Al-Shabaab besiege Somalia’s presidential palace

By Staff Reporter Print Somali soldiers stand guard around the presidential palace in Mogadishu on February 21, 2014. Somalia‘s Islami [...]

Nigerian editor still missing a week after he was abducted

By Staff Reporter The editor of a Nigerian newspaper was seized by three armed men in plain clothes a week ago and hasn’t been seen si [...]
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