Islamism

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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Jul 18th, 2013
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By Tosin Adeonigbabe, IndepthAfrica Abuja -It is essential that Mali’s presidential election be held as planned for July 28,this call was made by Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara on Wednesday at the opening of a summit of the 15-country Economic Community of West African States (...
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Jul 11th, 2013
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By Arab News   By Alsir Sidahmed   A combination of violence, polarization and political vacuum is threatening to bring the Egyptian revolution closer to the kind of civil war in Algeria rather than moving toward a renewed democratic process.   The ingredients are there for everyone to...
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Jul 11th, 2013
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By Oriental Review What is happening in Egypt? Is the overthrow of the country’s Islamist president a symbol of American failure? Will the military’s rise to power, followed by a new, perhaps secular government, help to normalize the situation? When Mubarak was toppled, the military made no move to i...