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$1 billion pledged to fight Islamist militancy

West African leaders pledged $1 billion to combat the spiralling threat of Islamist militancy in the region, the head of the regional ECOWAS bloc...

Mali jihadists “out of action” – France

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French forces "put out of action" some 30 Islamist militants, possibly including veteran Malian jihadist leader Amadou Koufa, during a raid in...

Nigerian military struggling against Islamic State

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Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in north-eastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing a...

Islamists attack in north-east Nigeria

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Many are feared dead after an Islamist militant attack on the north-east Nigerian town Gudumbali, two residents and a vigilante said. The Nigerian...

Nigeria denies Islamist attack on its troops

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Conflicting accounts emerged of an attack by Islamists on the Nigerian military last week, with security sources saying as many as 48...

Islamists kill 19 in Nigeria

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At least 19 people were killed in an Islamist militant attack on a village in north-east Nigeria on Sunday, a survivor said. The...

Mozambique names ringleaders of Islamist threat

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Mozambique security forces identified six men regarded as ringleaders of a nascent Islamist insurgency that killed over 100 people in the north...

Expelled Islamist militant to be retried

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Algeria plans to retry an Islamist expelled by France and suspected of being a spiritual tutor to militants who carried out attacks...

France expels Islamist to Algeria

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France expelled an Islamist suspected of being a spiritual tutor to a killer in the attack on Charlie Hebdo newspaper as well...

Islamist militants in Algeria surrender

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Seven Islamist militants surrendered to Algerian authorities near the North African country's border with Mali, the defence ministry said. Security forces recovered...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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