Islamism

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
In Hottest News
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
In News
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
In Article
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Oct 30th, 2013
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By VOA Egyptian authorities have arrested another senior member of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, continuing a crackdown against the group following the military ouster of president Mohamed Morsi. Officials said Wednesday that Essam El-Erian, the deputy leader of the Brotherhood’s political wing, w...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Oct 3rd, 2013
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During the four-day siege in Kenya’s Westgate shopping Mall, al-Shabaab jihadists raped, tortured, beheaded, dismembered, castrated, gouged out eyes, amputated fingers and hung hostages on hooks from the roof. According to a forensic medical doctor, “They [the al-Shabaab attackers] removed eyes, ears...
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 Egypt
Aug 21st, 2013
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Officials say an Egyptian court has ordered the release of ex-President Hosni Mubarak, following a hearing on charges against him of accepting gifts from a state-owned newspaper, the last case that has kept the ailing leader in detention. Egypt’s prosecutor will not appeal against a court rulin...
By IndepthAfrica
In News
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 ̵...