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Morocco thwarts “assassination cell”

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Moroccan security has arrested three people, including an active blogger on jihadist websites, who had planned to receive training at an al...

US Africa Command offers Nigeria military assistance

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The United States military Africa Command (Africom) is ready to offer assistance to the Nigerian military, according to Africom commander Carter Ham,...

Al Qaeda threat hits Mali tourism trade

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The threat of attacks by Al Qaeda-linked operatives in Mali has cost the West African state some 50 billion CFA francs (US$108...

Al Qaeda threatens to kill French hostage in 15 days

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Al Qaeda's North African wing said it would kill a French hostage in 15 days if the French government failed to meet...

Alliance between African radical groups poses danger

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Moves by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb to forge links with Nigerian Islamic radicals represent a serious threat, say analysts in Mauritania,...

Al Qaeda claims kidnap of French man in Niger: TV

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Al Qaeda's North Africa wing claimed responsibility for kidnapping a French man last month in northern Niger, Al Jazeera television said, citing...

Sahara states to triple anti-Qaeda force: Algeria TV

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A joint command headquarters created to coordinate anti-al Qaeda operations in the Sahara desert will triple the troops at its disposal to...

Israeli may be held by Al Qaeda in Algeria: report

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An Israeli man who disappeared in Algeria nearly a week ago may have been kidnapped by Al Qaeda's North African wing, an...

Jihadism and the importance of place

One of the basic tenets of STRATFOR's analytical model is that place matters. A country's physical and cultural geography will force the...

Sahara states to hold talks on tackling al Qaeda

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Algeria is to host a meeting of foreign ministers from Sahara desert states this week to try to hammer out a joint...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...