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Extremist group increases attacks in western Uganda

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Uganda claimed a significant victory over the Islamic State group (IS) in November when it captured a senior commander known as “Njovu” during a...

Terror in Uganda: what’s driving the Islamic State-linked rebels

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The Islamic State Central Africa Province recently attacked and killed two foreign tourists and a citizen in a Ugandan nature park. Located in the...

Global Coalition unyielding against ISIS expansion in Africa – US Envoy

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The Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS has agreed to enhance African member states’ counter-ISIS capabilities as it commits to defeat ISIS affiliates in Africa. Global...

Global coalition to defeat ISIS to focus on African states

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The Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh/ISIS has established a focus group to help African states build up their counterterrorism capabilities, particularly for regions where...

Mystery surrounds SA Special Forces role in terrorism suspect kidnapping

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Court documents in a missing persons case have pointed to South Africa Special Forces involvement, with the plot thickening after the murder of a...

Islamic State funds terror along DRC-Uganda border

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New reporting shows how the Islamic State group has funded the Allied Democratic Forces for at least four years, leading to an escalating scale...

ISS: Are red flags about Islamic State in South Africa alarmist?

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Alarm bells about the threat of terrorism in South Africa have recently been sounding more stridently and more often. Are these false alarms or...

After losing ground in Middle East, Islamic State expands operations in...

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The Islamic State terrorist organization has been decimated in Iraq and Syria in recent years and is now seeking to expand operations in Africa,...

DIRCO disputes reports on ISIS fighters returning to SA

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The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has disputed reports alleging that the department has facilitated the repatriation of hundreds of ISIS fighters. This...

Coalition reaffirms commitment to fight Islamic State, including in Africa

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The Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, meeting this week in Morocco, has reaffirmed its determination to continue the fight against Islamic State through both...

Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS to meet in Morocco next week

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The Islamic State (ISIS) has made significant inroads into Africa and an 84-member coalition committed to countering ISIS globally is working to deter further...

Enablers of political extremism: a checklist for West African countries

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The Sahel – the region just south of the Sahara – is home to the world’s fastest growing extremist group, Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal...

South Africa poorly prepared to deal with terrorism – report

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South Africa’s security institutions are poorly prepared to deal with Islamist extremists and terrorists operating across the border in Mozambique, a new report has...

Africom not satisfied with counter-terrorism progress in Africa

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Terrorists are expanding across Africa in both geographical reach and influence, and US counter-terrorism efforts are not satisfactory, with more work to be done,...

ISS: US sanctions four alleged ISIS ringleaders in South Africa

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Was the United States Treasury’s announcement that it was imposing sanctions on four alleged organisers and financiers in South Africa of the Islamic State...

US Treasury sanctions South Africa-based ISIS organisers and financial facilitators

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The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has sanctioned four Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and...

Twelve Niger soldiers killed in clashes with militants

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Gunmen have killed 12 soldiers and wounded eight in a clash in southwest Niger near the border with Burkina Faso, the government said on...

Burkina army says three soldiers killed in combat with militants

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Three Burkina Faso soldiers died and 11 militants were killed during an attack on the troops in the north of the Sahel West African...

Uganda says seven suspects killed during probe of last week’s Kampala...

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Uganda said on Monday that seven suspects had been killed and 106 people detained during operations by the security services linked to three suicide...

Uganda’s police detain 48 suspects linked to last month’s bombings

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Uganda's police have arrested 48 suspects in connection with last month's deadly bombings blamed on an Islamist group linked to Islamic State, police said...

Islamic State sinks roots across Africa

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The Islamic State group, which once held about a third of Syrian territory and even more ground in Iraq, now oversees a network of...

Uganda investigating Islamist link to bombing after IS responsibility claim

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Uganda said on Monday it was investigating whether fighters allied with the militant group Islamic State (IS) had carried out a bombing in Kampala...

Islamic State claims responsibility for bomb attack in Uganda

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Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bomb attack that killed at least one person in Uganda's capital Kampala on Saturday night, the militant group...

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in Congo

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Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a village this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a statement published on...

Suicide bomber kills scores in Afghan mosque attack

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A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz province on Friday, killing scores of worshippers in the country's third attack this week...

Five Nigerian students kidnapped freed after ransom paid – school

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Five more students who were kidnapped by gunmen from a school in Nigeria three months ago have been released after ransoms were paid, the...

Taliban say four Islamic State members captured near Kabul

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Taliban forces raided an area west of Kabul and captured four members of an Islamic State cell, the movement's main spokesman said on Wednesday. The...

Islamist militants kill at least nine Malian soldiers

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Islamist militants killed at least nine soldiers and wounded at least 11 more in central Mali on Wednesday, the army said, while local officials...

Four suspected IS-linked militants, one Sudanese security forces member killed in...

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Four suspected Islamic State-linked militants and one Sudanese security forces member were killed during clashes in a raid in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Monday,...

Taliban say forces destroy Islamic State cell hours after Kabul blast

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Taliban government forces destroyed an Islamic State cell in the north of Kabul late on Sunday, a spokesperson for the movement said, after a...

Nigerian military says air strike hit Islamic State, playing down alleged...

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The Nigerian military said on Thursday a deadly air strike hit an Islamic State camp and that casualties could not be determined, after witnesses...

Five Sudanese security members killed in raid on IS-linked group

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Five members of the Sudanese General Intelligence Service were killed and a sixth was injured on Tuesday in a raid that targeted a cell...

After killing Sahel Islamic State leader, France to hunt other chiefs

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French military forces have killed the leader of a West African affiliate of Islamic State by drone strike in a "decisive blow" against the...

Islamic State attack kills ten policemen near Iraq’s Kirkuk

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Islamic State militants killed ten Iraqi policemen and wounded four during an overnight attack on a guard post near the city of Kirkuk, police...

Analysis: Islamic State attack signals West’s least bad option for Afghanistan:...

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The deadly attack on Kabul airport has underlined the realpolitik facing Western powers in Afghanistan: engaging with the Taliban may be their best chance...

Pentagon bracing for more attacks after troops killed at Kabul airport

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American forces in Kabul were bracing for more Islamic State attacks while winding up their evacuation mission, US officials said, as the number of...

Afghans told to leave Kabul airport over ‘very credible’ Islamic State...

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The United States and allies urged people to move away from Kabul airport on Thursday, citing the threat of an attack by Islamic State...

ISS: ISWAP takes aim at the state in Cameroon

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The government must act fast to block Islamic State’s advances into the Far North region since Shekau’s death. Since the Boko Haram crisis went regional...

Congo blames Islamist militia for dual blasts in eastern city

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Democratic Republic of Congo's army said on Monday an Islamist militia which claims links to Islamic State (IS) was responsible for two blasts in...

Italy calls for African task force to tackle Islamic State threat

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Alarmed by the spread of Islamic State across Africa, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Monday he wanted to set up an...

Ambush in northern Ivory Coast kills three soldiers

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Three Ivorian soldiers were killed on patrol near the border with Burkina Faso on Saturday when one of their vehicles hit an improvised explosive...

Armed men kill 15 at baptism in northern Burkina Faso

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Unidentified assailants killed 15 people who were gathered for a baptism at a village in northern Burkina Faso on Tuesday night, the government said...

Tunisia kills five suspected militants near Algerian border

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Tunisian security forces killed five suspected militants in the mountains near the border with Algeria on Monday, a Tunisian security official told Reuters. The operation,...

Islamist militia kills Malawian peacekeeper in east Congo – UN

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A female peacekeeper from Malawi was killed in an attack by an Islamist militia in eastern Congo’s North Kivu province on Monday morning, the...

Around 30 killed in attack on village in eastern Burkina Faso,...

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Armed assailants killed around 30 people in an attack on a village in eastern Burkina Faso on Monday, four security sources said. The attack took...

Attackers kill 16 soldiers in southwest Niger

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Unidentified gunmen have killed 16 soldiers and wounded six others in an ambush in southwest Niger, two security sources said on Sunday. The attack on...

ISS: Will Total confront another Islamic State-linked insurgency in Uganda?

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After retreating from ISIS-Mozambique, the French company is tapping oil in Uganda, in the backyard of ISIS-DRC. On 24 March, Islamist insurgents attacked the northern...

Twelve people, possibly foreigners, beheaded in Mozambique attack: police

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Twelve people, possibly foreigners, were found beheaded following an attack claimed by Islamic State on the northern Mozambique town of Palma, a local police...

Mozambique seeks targeted foreign support to help tackle insurgency -president

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Mozambique has told the international community what support it needs to deal with an Islamic State-linked insurgency, but for reasons of sovereignty it will...

Mozambique seeks targeted foreign support to help tackle insurgency -president

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Mozambique has told the international community what support it needs to deal with an Islamic State-linked insurgency, but for reasons of sovereignty it will...

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