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Boko Haram cleric confirms Shekau’s death, urges fighters’ loyalty

A senior cleric with Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram confirmed the death of its leader and urged fighters to stay loyal in its fight...

ISWAP militant group says Nigeria’s Boko Haram leader is dead

The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) militant group said in an audio recording heard by Reuters on Sunday that Abubakar Shekau, leader of...

Nigeria’s military investigates reports of Boko Haram leader’s death

Nigeria’s military is investigating reports that the leader of militant Islamist group Boko Haram may have been killed or seriously injured following clashes with...

ISS: Economics of terrorism in Lake Chad Basin

In the Lake Chad Basin region, which includes Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, economic viability and control is as important to extremist groups’ resilience...

Lake Chad firefight claims 42 lives

West African troops killed 42 suspected Islamic State fighters during a battle in the Lake Chad region on June 21, the heaviest death toll...

ISS: Rethinking strategy to stop the spread of terrorism

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

ISS: What doesn’t break Boko Haram in Niger makes it stronger

Since the beginning of 2019, there’s been a growing number of attacks in Niger’s Diffa region, largely claimed by Islamic State in West Africa...


Mapisa-Nqakula continues to use “security” to evade Parliamentary questions

The free flow of information on border protection successes from military provincial tactical headquarters continues unabated in contrast with answers to Parliamentary questions where...