Islamism

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
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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...
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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 ̵...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Aug 18th, 2013
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By Ahmed A. Namatalla Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called for protests today in front of Cairo’s Supreme Constitutional Court following the storming of a landmark mosque by the country’s military-backed government. Egyptian police arrested 385 protesters inside the al-Fath mosque in Ramsis square yeste...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 17th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Clashes between soldiers and members of Islamist sect Boko Haram have killed 18 people in northeast Nigeria, a military source and officials said on Saturday. Boko Haram, which wants to impose Islamic law in Nigeria’s north, and other spin-off Islamist groups have become the b...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 15th, 2013
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MAIDUGURI — Nigeria’s military said on Wednesday it had killed the second-in-command of Islamist group Boko Haram, and another top commander, while repelling an insurgent attack earlier this month. Earlier reports quoted the army chief in the town of Mubi, Beyidi Marcus Martins, as saying that Mohamm...
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Jul 26th, 2013
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By Tarek Amara TUNIS, (Reuters) – Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead on Thursday in the second such assassination this year, setting off violent protests against the Islamist-led government in the capital and elsewhere. “This criminal gang has killed the free voic...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Jul 24th, 2013
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Cairo – A bomb exploded at a police station in a province north of Cairo early on Wednesday, killing one person and wounding 17 others, health ministry and security sources told Reuters. Unknown assailants threw the bomb from a passing car in Mansoura, the capital of Dakhalia province, two secu...