Islamism

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 16th, 2014
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By Dr. Anayo Unachukwu In less than six decades–since its independence–Nigeria has had over half a dozen of coup d’états, a civil war, and different attempts at democracy in various guises. That’s some political baggage for a relatively young nation–just a century old. Throw into th...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 3rd, 2014
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Women played a largely unreported role in last year’s revolution in Libya. Now they have to fight both Islamist and secular men if they’re to have any influence in the new Libya, says Lindsey Hilsum. This article was first published on 6 April 2012. It is republished here following the murder of Salw...
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May 8th, 2014
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First lady Michelle Obama showed solidarity with the families of Nigeria on Wednesday, tweeting out a photo of her holding a sign saying “Bring Back Our Girls.” “Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families,” Mrs. Obama said in the message. “It̵...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 25th, 2014
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Over 40 insurgents and four soldiers died in clashes between Nigerian troops and Islamists near the scene where scores of abducted girls are believed to be held in the north of the country, the military said Friday. More than 40 armed men and four Nigerian soldiers died in clashes near the scene wher...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 21st, 2014
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Another Boko Haram attack has been reported as gunmen raided another girls’ secondary school, killing a 5 year-old girl, in the early morning of Easter Sunday. The attack came coming barely a week after gunmen abducted 129 girls from Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. The armed ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Apr 2nd, 2014
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As my colleague Kareem Fahim reports, Egyptian journalists who rushed to the scene of a bombing near the campus of Cairo University on Wednesday captured two subsequent explosions on video. A camera from the news site Youm 7, apparently switched on in the immediate aftermath of the first explosion, w...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 2nd, 2014
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NAIROBI, Kenya,  – Police have arrested more than 650 suspects a day after six people were killed in bomb attacks in Nairobi, the interior minister said Tuesday, in a crackdown on suspected Islamist insurgents. “This act of cowardice perpetrated against innocent and peace-loving Kenyans who were goin...
By IAfrica
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Mar 23rd, 2014
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Members of the dreaded Islamic sect yet again struck in the remote village of Nguro-Soye in Borno state on Thursday, bombing a market place and killing 17 people in the wake of the attack. The news of the attack is just coming to light now because the sect members first destroyed all telecoms facilit...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 16th, 2013
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BBC The UN says more than 1,200 people have been killed in Islamist-related violence in north-east Nigeria since a state of emergency was declared in May. The UN said the figure related to killings of civilians and the military by the Islamist group Boko Haram in the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe...
By IndepthAfrica
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Nov 4th, 2013
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By Abdulhamid Al-Gazal I would have titled this piece the “Origin of Civilian JTF” but for two reasons. One, the appellation: ‘Civilian JTF’ is unfit, or in fact, downright wrong. It would have fitted well had it been given to a group whose emergence, breeding and training is the making of the milita...