Islamic State

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Aug 23rd, 2013
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Suspected Islamist militants from the Boko Haram group have killed at least 35 people in north-eastern Nigeria, local officials have said. They say the gunmen raided the village of Demba in Borno state after locals refused to co-operate with them. The attack happened on Monday, but details emerged on...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 19th, 2013
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The Nigerian army says Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist group Boko Haram, may have died from a gunshot wound. The Nigerian army says Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist group Boko Haram, may have died from a gunshot wound. 7:27pm UK, Monday 19 August 2013 Shekau was listed as Nigeria’s ̵...
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Jul 23rd, 2013
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By Tosin Adeonigbabe, IndepthAfrica A girl and a police officer perished in an attack in northern Nigeria Monday which the military attributed to the Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram. The attack at the house of a Islamic cleric in Darazo, Bauchi state, was the first caused by the extremist separat...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Mar 9th, 2013
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Nigeria’s army said Saturday it had launched an operation in the northern city of Maiduguri, the bastion of Islamist group Boko Haram, that led to the deaths of 20 suspected militants and two soldiers. The soldiers Friday stormed a location where some Boko Haram men were found and “we exc...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Feb 20th, 2013
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AFP- MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A blast targeting a military patrol vehicle in the Nigerian city where a radical Islamist group is based killed two civilians on Wednesday, the military said. “An improvised explosive device targeting (a military) patrol team exploded at (the) post office roundabout in...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 5th, 2013
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Boko Haram Republic of Arewa, Boko Haram Republic of Borno-Yobe, Boko Haram Republic of Northern Nigeria is not a bad idea. I have reiterated in an earlier write up ‘Boko Haram Republic: Why Not?’ that a referendum is necessary in the North so that northerners will either accept or reject an Islamic ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Nov 22nd, 2012
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Defense lawyers have told the Ethiopian High Federal Court that terrorism charges against 29 Muslims are unconstitutional. Federal prosecutors are accusing the 29, which includes prominent clerics, journalists and activists, with terrorism and attempts to create an Islam...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Oct 2nd, 2012
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Gunmen opened fire in a student housing area near a polytechnic school in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 26 people in an attack whose motives remained unclear, officials said. Details were still emerging of the attack in the early hours of Tuesday in the town of Mubi, with emergenc...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 5th, 2012
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Nigerian forces shot dead 16 suspected militants in a fire fight with Islamist sect Boko Haram on Tuesday, the military said. A Reuters reporter heard gunfire and explosions echoing through the remote city of Maiduguri, in Nigeria’s dry, dusty northeast. Boko Haram, which wants to create an Isl...
By IndepthAfrica
In Mali
May 27th, 2012
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Mali’s Tuareg rebel National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) and Ansar Dine Islamist militants have agreed to merge and create an independent Islamic state in the north of the country, a rebel spokesman said on Saturday. The deal between MNLA, which has said it wants an independent...