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Jihadist groups in Mali merging
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Jihadist groups in Mali merging

Mali’s main extremist groups are joining forces under the leadership of Iyad Ag-Ghali, whose fighters have claimed multiple attacks on UN and French troops in the northern part of the West African nation. Ansar Dine and Mourabitoun are Al-Qaeda linked groups. In January, Mourabitoun claimed responsibility for an attack in […]

Nigeria’s Deputy Speaker deplore non-recognition of country to end Gambia crisis
Africa

Nigeria’s Deputy Speaker deplore non-recognition of country to end Gambia crisis

The lawmakers of the regional super-power, Nigeria, were angered at what they see as the non-recognition of their country’s role in ending Gambia’s political crisis by the ECOWAS parliament. Members of Nigerian delegate to ECOWAS parliament have criticized the legislative body’s non-recognition of Nigeria’s role in resolving the political impasse […]

Somalia’s Al-Shabab beheads four men for spying
Africa

Somalia’s Al-Shabab beheads four men for spying

Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabab militants have executed four men accused of spying for the country’s Western-backed government, Kenya and the United States. The men were reportedly found guilty by an Al-Shabab court before being publicly beheaded in a square in Jamame district of lower Jubba region, some 43 miles north of Kismayu. […]

Unease in Equatorial Guinea over Jammeh’s arrival
Africa

Unease in Equatorial Guinea over Jammeh’s arrival

Equatorial Guinea opposition is criticizing the government of President Teodoro Obiang for welcoming former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh to the Central African nation. The Convergence for Social Democracy Party said Jammeh is not qualified for asylum for causing the political turmoil in the Gambia and will hold Mr. Obiang responsible […]