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More than five thousand held by Boko Haram freed – Nigerian army

Nigerian army frees Boko Haram prisonersNigeria's army on Sunday said it had freed more than 5 000 people held by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram during an operation over the weekend in the north-east of the country.
   

Morocco arrests 10 suspected Islamist militants, including Algerian

A Moroccan policeman.Morocco said on Thursday that it had dismantled a suspected militant cell inspired by the radical group Islamic State and that it had arrested 10 men who were planning attacks in the North African kingdom.
   

ISS: Election violence - should South Africa be worried?

altIn the last couple of weeks, South Africa’s major political parties have begun publishing their manifestos and candidate lists and positioning themselves for the municipal elections set for 3 August. At the same time, protests against the economic and political situation have continued across the country.
   

Boko Haram fracturing over Islamic State ties, U.S. general warns

Boko Haram graffiti.Nigerian militants Boko Haram have fractured internally, with a big group splitting away from shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau over his failure to adhere to guidance from the Iraq- and Syria-based Islamic State, a senior U.S. general said on Tuesday.
   

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