Boko Haram

Boko Haram attack leaves 18 dead in Chad: military source

Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source said Sunday."Boko …

Africa

“I can confirm to you that not all the ‘missing-in-action soldiers’ have been found. We are still looking for several of them. Some gun trucks are also yet to be recovered.

Some troops of the Nigerian Army, who went missing in action, following the Boko Haram terrorists’ attacks on a military base in Jilli, Yobe State, …

Africa

Catholic priest murdered in Cameroon's Anglophone region

<b>The Catholic church in Cameroon is mourning the death of the parish priest of Bomaka, a district of Buea, the capital of the English-speaking region</b> …

Africa

UN-AU decry absence of women in crucial peacebuilding activities | Africa Renewal Online

Reporting back from a trip to Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations deputy secretary-general Amina Mohammed …

Africa

Fire Razes Over 200 Shops in Nigeria Market

Daily Trust, 21 July 2018<p>No fewer than 217 temporary shops were burnt at Terminus Main Market of Jos North Local government area of Plateau state. …

Africa

Cholera Threatens Cameroon

A cholera outbreak in Cameroon has claimed at least a dozen lives. Hundreds of people have been rushed to several hospitals in the central African …

Africa

“In 2015, President Buhari made three campaign promises bordering on the economy, insecurity in the North-East and the fight against corruption. But he has totally failed in all these areas..."

A former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Mr. Kabiru Tanimu-Turaki, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of deceiving Nigerians and lacking the …

Africa

US groups warn of security threats to 2019 Nigeria vote

ABUJA (AFP) -<p>Widespread violence in Nigeria could affect next year's presidential election, two US pro-democracy groups said on Friday.<p>Voters in Africa's most populous nation go to the polls in February next year, with President Muhammadu Buhari looking to secure a second, four-year term of …

Africa

Senegal sentences extremist supporters in rare mass trial

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal's criminal court has sentenced more than a dozen people to up to 20 years in prison for financing extremism and other offenses in a rare mass trial of suspected jihadists.<p>Thirty-one people were tried after being arrested in 2015 counterterror operations that sought …

West Africa

More Than a Dozen Suspected Militants Convicted in Senegal

In a mass, terror-related trial, a special court in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, has sentenced more than a dozen suspected militants to serve prison …

Africa

Dapchi Girls: Group Wants ‘Security Chief’ Probed For Diverting £3m Ransom

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Africa

Nigeria: I Received N30, 000 for Abducting Chibok School Girls - Suspect

(file photo).<p>A suspected Boko Haram insurgents' commander, Mayinta Modu, said he received N30, 000 as payment for coordinating and participatiing in …

Africa

The Genocidal Assault on Nigeria's Christians

With the election of President Trump and the reported rise of nationalist parties across the Western world, leftists in America and beyond are having …

Africa

Cameroon arrests four soldiers suspected of executing women and...

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Cameroon has arrested four soldiers suspected of shooting dead two women and two children in the country’s far north where its army is battling jihadist group Boko Haram, two security sources told Reuters.<p>A video of the incident, which has been shared tens of thousands of times …

Africa

Cameroon Military, Separatists Blamed for 'grave Abuses'

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Violent tensions between Cameroon's government and Anglophone separatists have forced more than 180,000 people from their homes …

Africa

Global Conflict This Week: Civilian Casualties Mount in Afghanistan

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.<p>Welcome to “Global Conflict This Week,” a series that highlights …

International Relations

REFILE--Senegal convicts 13 for attempt to establish jihadist cell

(Refiles to remove extraneous ‘hold’ from headline)<p>DAKAR, July 19 (Reuters) - Senegal sentenced 13 people to prison on Thursday for their attempt to establish a homegrown jihadist cell modelled on Boko Haram.<p>About 30 Senegalese were put on trial in April for their suspected involvement in the cell …

Africa

Serbia Urged to Stop Selling Arms to Cameroon

The President of Cameroon, Paul Biya, arrives at the fourth EU-Africa Summit of Heads of States at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, …

Africa

Two Suicide Bombers Attempt Attacks On Nigerian City

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a church in Nigeria's northeastern city of Gombe during a New Year service, wounding eight people, Reuters …

Extremism

China donates almost US$8 million to Cameroon's security forces

YAOUNDE: China has donated 6.86 million euros (US$7.95 million) to Cameroon's army to boost its "peacekeeping and security operations", state radio …

Africa

More than anything else, the President's failure in putting an end to the daily blood festival being conducted by the Fulani militia across the country exposes his so-called achievement on security as a crude lie. His handling of the killings portrays him as hopelessly inept at best and criminally complicit at worst.

The biggest lie Nigerians have been fed with is that the Muhammadu Buhari led government is waging war on terror. Nothing could be farther from the …

Africa

Nigeria:No Return to Normal Life for Freed Girls of Dapchi

<i>Five months ago, Boko Haram kidnapped more than 100 schoolgirls. Four weeks later, the terrorists let the girls go. But for many of them, a</i> …

Africa

"We left Dikwa to Gonbomru Ngala yesterday [Wednesday], few kilometres to Musune Village. On the highway

At least 27 people were killed and several others injured when Boko Haram insurgents ambushed motorists on a highway in Borno State on Tuesday, …

Africa

Nigerian police say eight suspected Boko Haram members confess to...

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian police said on Wednesday that eight suspected members of militant group Boko Haram they had arrested had confessed to involvement in the 2014 abduction of some 270 girls from the northeastern village of Chibok.<p>Campaigners from the #BringBackOurGirls group …

Africa

Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers unaccounted for after ISIS attack, officials say

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers are unaccounted for after Islamist fighters disguised in Nigerian military uniforms overran a remote base Saturday, according to two U.S. officials and an individual with knowledge of the incident.<p>The Nigerian army has emphatically denied that the soldiers …

Africa

Nigeria arrests Boko Haram members linked to Chibok attack

A Nigerian police official says authorities have arrested 22 Boko Haram extremist leaders and fighters responsible for the mass kidnapping of …

Africa

Making Sense of Nigeria's Herder, Farmer Conflict

Deutsche Welle, 19 May 2018<p>People in two of northeastern Nigeria's six states say militants with ties to Boko Haram are still in control of areas …

Africa

South Africa, Obama mark Mandela centennial with charity

JOHANNESBURG — South Africans along with former President Barack Obama were marking the centennial of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s birth on …

South Africa

Watch List 2018

Global Overview<p>Whether unprecedented or not, the challenges currently facing our global security are immense and cause for considerable alarm. It is …

Geopolitics

Leah Sharibu's Father: No Contact From Gov. Officials; Family in Danger

People around the world committed to pray for Leah Sharibu on July 18 — 150 days into her captivity with Boko Haram. But her family needs prayer as …

Conservative View