al-Qaida

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 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 Algeria
Jan 28th, 2013
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A decade ago, western leaders’ excessive reaction and inflated rhetoric served to amplify rather than diminish the power of Islamist groups. The same danger now overhangs Mali, Algeria and beyond. A series of events and statements in the early weeks of 2013 suggests that the “war on terro...
By IndepthAfrica
In Algeria
Jan 26th, 2013
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Dore Gold long after the French offensive against African jihadists in Mali got underway, a leader of one of the offshoots of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) declared that his organization would “strike at the heart of France.” AQIM attacked French embassies and most recently a gas...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 16th, 2013
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Kenya –  An official says gunmen suspected to belong to Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebels have shot dead five people and seriously wounded three others at a restaurant in eastern Kenya. The region’s police chief Charlton Mureithi said Wednesday that supporters of Somalia’s al-Shabab ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Nov 22nd, 2012
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Secret internal emails reveal Osama bin Laden was washed, wrapped in a sheet and slid into the sea for his burial in accordance with Islamic burial tradition – and no sailors saw it. The heavily blacked out emails sent between U.S. military officers were obtained through the Freedom of Informat...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 11th, 2012
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Paul Roger, opendemocracy The conflict in Syria leaves western powers with no good choices, and their agony is intensified by Islamist advances in west Africa. The search for intelligent security rersponses goes on. The arrest of two people at London’s Heathrow airport, reportedly headed for Sy...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 11th, 2012
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By Ibrahim A. Ibrahim The eleventh commemoration anniversary of 9/11 brings to the forefront the issue of “War on Terrorism”. This war had lasted more than a decade and claimed more than the victims’ count of September 11 attacks. Both George Bush and Barak Obama claimed that radical Muslims and thei...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 1st, 2012
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has congratulated Somalia on its transition of government, speaking in Washington-”What has been accomplished has exceeded what many thought was possible. And it’s taken a lot of hard work and a lot of sacrifice, first and foremost from the people of Somalia,”Speaki...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
Sep 30th, 2012
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By Jonathan Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun Northern Mali, captured by Muslim fundamentalists earlier this year, is rapidly becoming a new haven and headquarters for the al-Qaida terrorist network. Al-Qaida’s growing presence in the Sahel region stretching across West Africa from the Atlantic to the R...