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Sentences for supporting Islamic State in the Sinai

An Egyptian court sentenced 37 people to jail terms including life imprisonment for joining or supporting Islamic State’s Sinai Province affiliate, judicial sources said....

ISS: Is Islamic State taking charge of Mozambique’s jihadist insurgency?

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The Christmas season offered no respite from terror for the already suffering people of Mozambique’s northernmost Cabo Delgado province. The litany of atrocities that...

Islamic State claims responsibility for Niger attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a Niger military camp near Mali, according to a statement issued by a branch of the...

Islamic State claims Mali kills

Islamic State’s West African affiliate claimed responsibility for an attack on an army patrol in northern Mali that killed 30 soldiers, according to a...

ISS: What does al-Baghdadi’s exit mean for Africa?

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, former leader of the world’s deadliest terror group Daesh – also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria –...

IS affiliate in Somalia allies with new leader

Somalia’s Islamic State affiliate, an important outpost of the militant group, swore allegiance in a statement to the new leader named by the organisation...

Sinai swears allegiance to new IS leader

Egypt’s Islamic State affiliate, Sinai Province, has sworn allegiance to the new leader following the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the affiliate said on...

Islamic State vows revenge for Baghdadi killing

Islamic State confirmed its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a weekend raid by US Special Forces in Syria and vowed revenge against...

Killing leader not enough to stamp out IS

The killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is of considerable importance, experts believe, but the underlying reasons for his jihadist group’s existence...

Islamic State fact box

The killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a further blow to a jihadist group that once held a swathe of territory...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...