Al-Qaeda

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Sep 30th, 2013
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The news from Nairobi over the last few days has been appalling. But, given the frequency of Al Shabaab’s grenade-throwing over the past 18 months, the attack shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise to watchers of the region. Yet, despite the magnitude of the death toll, the Kenyan government has s...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Sep 24th, 2013
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A stunning terrorist attack at a shopping mall in Kenya’s capital on Saturday has struck home in Canada with the death of two Canadians, including a 29-year-old diplomat who worked at the Canadian embassy. Annemarie Desloges was off duty shopping at Nairobi’s upscale Westgate Mall when the attack tha...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Sep 9th, 2013
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Mali’s new prime minister has selected a 34-person Cabinet that includes a post focused on reconciliation and development of the country’s north, which fell under rebel control following a coup last year. The ne w Cabinet, disclosed in a communique read on state television Sunday, also in...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 29th, 2013
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By IKECHUKWU NNOCHIRI & VICTORIA OJEME ABUJA—The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, gave the Federal Government the nod to extradite an alleged Nigerian Al-Qaeda leader, Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi, to the United States of America, to face charges bordering on terrorism. After the co...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 28th, 2013
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  U.S. Department of Justice     Loretta E. Lynch United States Attorney Eastern District of New York                                                                                     271 Cadman Plaza East                                                                                     Brooklyn,...
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 ...
By IndepthAfrica
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
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...