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Islamic State claims Tunis blast

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb blast in the Tunisian capital this week, the militant group’s Amaq news agency said. A wanted militant...

ISS: Terrorism in Tunisia – more than just foreign connections

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At 10:50 on Thursday 27 June, a suicide bomber attacked a police patrol in downtown Tunis. One officer was killed, while another officer and...

Europe safer since Islamic State defeat but threat endures, Europol says

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Europeans were safer from jihadist attacks last year than at any point since Islamic State set up its caliphate in 2014, but a number...

Saudi forces say they have captured leader of Yemen branch of...

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Saudi special forces have captured the leader of the Yemeni branch of the Islamic State militant group, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen...

U.N.’s Bachelet says 55,000 linked to IS in Syria, Iraq should...

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U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that 55,000 captured Islamic State fighters, including foreigners, and their families detained in Syria and...

Islamic State claims Borno killings

Islamic State’s West African branch carried out an attack on a Nigerian army base in north-eastern Borno state and its fighters killed 12 soldiers. A...

ISS: Rethinking strategy to stop the spread of terrorism

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The terror threat across Africa is as strong as ever. Attacks are occurring not just in the older centres of activity such as Somalia,...

Islamic State claims presence in Mozambique

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For the first time, Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack in northern Mozambique, after two years of attacks in the Cabo Delgado...

ISS: Hard counter-terrorism lessons from the Sahel for West Africa’s coastal...

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Violent extremist groups are no longer confined to the Sahelian states of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad. Their threat is spilling over...

By the numbers: terrorism in Africa

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A United Nations peacekeeping mission battles al-Qaida-linked extremists and others in Mali. The African Union Mission in Somalia holds al-Shabaab militants at bay. Nigeria...

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Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...