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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...

Boko Haram kills 69, razes village in northern Nigeria

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Boko Haram gunman killed at least 69 people and razed a village to the ground in northern Nigeria’s Borno state on Tuesday afternoon, three...

Nigerian Air Force continues the fight against insurgents

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has flown 1 700 combat hours over the last four months against Boko Haram insurgents, attacking more than three...

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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...