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Border Security

EU sea rescue mission off Italy extended until at least end-2015

African migrants.The European Commission extended its rescue mission off Italy until at least the end of the year, it said on Thursday, and gave Rome extra funding to deal with an influx of migrants from Africa and the Middle East.

African allies aim to pin down Boko Haram till March offensive: Niger

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.Niger, Chad and Cameroon are seeking to pin down Boko Haram within Nigeria's borders ahead of a ground-and-air offensive by a regional taskforce due to start from the end of next month, a senior Niger military official told Reuters.

Egypt's Sisi tours border with Libya after bombing IS targets

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks to Egyptian pilots.President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned Egypt would strike back at any militant threats to its security as he toured the border area with Libya on Wednesday, two days after Cairo bombed Islamic State targets there.

Blood-soaked truck symbolises Boko Haram's war without borders

A Cameroonian soldier outside a burnt customs office in Fotokol.A Nigerian armoured personnel carrier spattered with blood, riddled with bullets and towed into an army base in northern Cameroon is a potent reminder of Boko Haram's ability to strike across borders in its six-year war for an Islamic state.

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