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Suspected Islamists kill at least 11 in attack on convoy in...

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Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 11 people in northeastern Nigeria in an attack on a security convoy that was taking people displaced by...

Nigeria to deliver aid by air in conflict-hit northeast

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Nigeria’s government plans to deliver humanitarian aid supplies by air to people in remote communities in parts of the northeast that have been ravaged...

African militant Islamist groups set record for violent activity

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African militant Islamist groups have demonstrated a decade of nearly uninterrupted growth in violent activity, though the focus of this has shifted over time....

Terrorists entitled to a fair trial – ISS researcher

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Boko Haram violence devastated north-east Nigeria and neighbouring countries in the Lake Chad Basin with thousands of suspects arrested by Nigeria’s military from 2009...

ISS: Nigeria’s growing insecurity offers expansion opportunities for Boko Haram

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Boko Haram is extending its reach from north-east Nigeria into the country’s north-west. It is taking advantage of old and new local conflicts and...

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 16 in northern Cameroon

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Suspected militants from Islamist group Boko Haram killed at least 16 people and wounded seven early on Sunday in a grenade attack on a...

Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria execute four aid workers

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Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria have executed four aid workers and a private security guard, according to a video seen by Reuters on Wednesday. International...

ISS: New insights into how communities resist Boko Haram

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Communities affected by violent extremism are frequently considered to have risk factors linked to socio-economic deprivation, bad governance and religious radicalisation. These factors prevail across the...

ISS: Dialogue with terrorists should start with community voices

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Dialogue as a plausible method for countering violent extremism has gained traction in the past year as international and regional actors consider new ways to end...

ISS: Chad’s new counter-terrorism law: a step in the right direction?

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In early April, 44 Boko Haram suspects in pre-trial detention died in a prison cell in N’Djamena, Chad. They were part of a group of 54...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...