Taliban

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Apr 8th, 2014
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By Andrew Noakes After months of emergency rule and military operations in Nigeria’s north-east, a few weeks ago Boko Haram launched a comprehensive and audacious assault on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state. In a multi-pronged attack, hundreds of insurgents reportedly targeted the city’s militar...
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Mar 6th, 2013
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Recent coverage of Somalia has been dominated by the horrific case of a woman who was prosecuted and sexually assaulted after reporting her rape by government security forces to the police. Cynics are starting to wonder: is the new government any better than Al-Shabaab? SIMON ALLISON thinks it is too...
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Feb 20th, 2013
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At the demise of communist bloc in the late 80s and early 90s, two socio-political thinkers rose to theorize on the emerging world order and the shape of the age to come. The first was Francis Fukuyama who predicted the end of ideology and the end of history. For Fukuyama, the   history in question i...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 17th, 2013
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Leaders from the al-Qaeda-affliate Al Shabaab in Somalia on Friday reported that they killed a Kenyan soldier who they captured during one of the terrorist group’s cross-border raids. The capture and execution of the Kenyan is similar to a previous execution by the radical Islamist organization...
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Jan 8th, 2013
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By Anthony Chuka Konwea, P.E. Bigotry and corruption are the two core existential threats confronting Nigeria in its stuttering march towards genuine nationhood. In a number of recent write-ups with general slant on nation-building, this writer has sounded the alarm on the danger which corruption in ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 10th, 2012
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WASHINGTON, DC – Throughout history, mistreatment of minorities – whether ethnic, religious, linguistic, cultural, regional, ideological, sexual, or other – has fueled violence and devastated societies worldwide. Egregious cases in the last century include the Holocaust in Nazi Germany, the Khmer Rou...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Dec 3rd, 2012
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By: Ivan Eland For weeks and months, the foreign policy debate in the United States has focused on the non-issue of whether the Obama administration played politics with the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Although the more important issue should be how to improve the security of...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Nov 20th, 2012
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By Michael Brooks Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Al-Shabaab, Hezbollah, the Haqqani network, and the Taliban are all infamous names to the Western world. These organizations, however, are but a handful of the many dozens of organizations with the official US designation of “Foreign Terrorist Organizations.” Each o...
By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Oct 11th, 2012
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By: Zabihullah Noori Afghan President Hamid Karzai — an out of favour character, not only among the world leaders, but also among many Afghans — seeks ways to regain fame by bringing the Taliban around the negotiation table. Many Afghans consider Karzai’s second term as illicit because of scandalous ...
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Sep 27th, 2012
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By: B. Raman  Al Qaeda in North Waziristan, Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP), the NeoTaliban of Afghanistan and the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have been closely following the presidential election campaign in the US. While they have kept up their rhetoric against President Barack Obama, the...