Al-Qaeda

By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Aug 12th, 2013
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(CNN) — Malians headed to the polls Sunday to vote for a president after a coup last year plunged the nation into chaos and left the north in the hands of Islamists. Heavy rain fell in the morning, potentially lowering turnout. Early results could come in as early as Sunday night, though final ...
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In Burundi
Aug 6th, 2013
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  The U.S. State Department closed its embassies in four sub-Saharan African nations as part of a heightened security alert, days before the 15th anniversary of al-Qaida’s bombings of American diplomatic missions in Kenya and Tanzania. Those two embassies targeted in the Aug. 7, 1998 attac...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jul 16th, 2013
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By Adeyanju Pinheiro Boko Haram is a radical Islamic sect that has declared war on the Nigerian state in an effort to bring about the adoption of extreme forms of Sharia law in the country The peace of the morning of Friday August 26, 2011 was disturbed when an explosive-laden car, driven by a suicid...
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Jul 2nd, 2013
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By Jim Kouri While President Barack Obama and his family are touring southern Africa, on Monday Somalia’s government issued an ultimatum that demands Kenyan security forces posted in the port city of Kismayo, as part of an African Union force, be removed. The Kenyan counterterrorism units, who invade...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Jun 4th, 2013
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by Onyebuchi Michael WASHINGTON – The United States of America on Monday placed up to $23 million in rewards to who ever gets hold of the five five leaders of militant groups accused of spreading terror in west Africa . This strategy is to quicken the arrest of these terrorists in this way check terr...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
May 27th, 2013
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NAIROBI, Kenya – A suspect in last week’s savage killing of a British soldier on a London street was arrested in Kenya in 2010 while apparently preparing to train and fight with al-Qaida-linked Somali militants, an anti-terrorism police official said. Michael Adebolajo, who was carrying a...
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In Article
May 27th, 2013
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  (Reuters) – Nuradin Mohammed used to resent and fear the troops who swept past his fish stall in this northeast Nigerian city on the trail of Islamist insurgents Boko Haram. Now, for the first time, he thinks they may be on his side.   “We are pleased the president has finally...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
May 7th, 2013
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NIAMEY — A Nigerian warplane crashed in Niger on Monday, from where it was conducting military operations in neighbouring Mali, and the two pilots were killed, Nigeria’s army said in a statement. The fighter jet was part of Nigeria’s air fleet engaged with an African force battling hardli...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 30th, 2013
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By Stig Hansen Harakat Al Shabaab is an organisation that has, for many years, been misunderstood. This is perhaps most clearly illustrated by the frequent predictions concerning its fragmentation and imagined demise. These predictions first occurred in 2008 and have been repeated ever since. They ov...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 23rd, 2013
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France’s embassy in Libya was hit by an apparent car bomb on Tuesday, injuring two French guards and bringing violence to the capital after attacks on foreign missions in the east. It was the first assault on a diplomatic mission in Tripoli, considered safer than the rest of the North African country...