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By Tajuddin
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Oct 16th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( Xinhua + AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The African Union (AU) adopted an agreement on piracy, illegal fishing and maritime security at a summit in Togo on Saturday. The Charter on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa was signed on the last day of the six-day Afr...
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Oct 4th, 2016
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Bamako, Mali ( AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A UN peacekeeper was killed and eight others injured on Monday in an attack on their camp in northeastern Mali near the Algerian border, the United Nations said. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the four coordinated assaults targeting the UN mission...
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Sep 17th, 2016
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Niamey, Niger ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Soldiers from Niger and Chad have killed 38 Boko Haram fighters during operations that followed attacks by the Nigerian Islamist group on two border towns in southeastern Niger earlier this week, Niger’s army said on Saturday. Two soldiers from the...
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Jul 15th, 2016
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Yaoundé, Cameroon (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Authorities in Cameroon have arbitrarily arrested more than 1,000 people as part of their fight against Islamist militant group Boko Haram and dozens have died of disease or been tortured to death, Amnesty International said on Thursday. Up to eight p...
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Feb 22nd, 2016
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N’Djamena,Chad (AFP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A Chadian student was shot dead and five others wounded Monday when soldiers broke up a protest over a girl’s brutal gang rape, as demonstrations showed no sign of abating ahead of a presidential vote. The death was the second in a week of protes...
By Tajuddin
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Jan 22nd, 2016
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Dakar, Senegal ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – West African hotels from Dakar to N’Djamena are strengthening security, adding armed guards and increasing cooperation with local authorities as a pair of high-profile attacks have exposed a growing Islamist threat to foreign travelers. Al Qaeda f...
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Jan 16th, 2016
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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – At least 20 people died and others were taken hostage when Islamist gunmen stormed a hotel in the capital city of Burkina Faso on Friday, a hospital director said, an attack for which al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) claimed responsibil...
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Jan 2nd, 2016
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Saudi Arabia executed 47 prisoners convicted of terrorism charges on Saturday, including a Shiite cleric who was a central figure in 2011 Arab Spring-inspired protests in the kingdom. The killing of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr may spark new unrest among Saudi ...
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Dec 24th, 2015
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N’djamena, Chad (Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Suspected Boko Haram militants launched four attacks over 24 hours on villages in Niger, Chad and Cameroon, killing at least seven people, security and administrative sources said on Wednesday. The Islamist militants are mostly based in northeaste...
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Dec 17th, 2015
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Bamako,Mali ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The top U.N. official in Mali said on Thursday he would leave his post after just a year amid what sources said are difficulties implementing a peace deal and improving security in the north of the country. The 10,000-strong MINUSMA force has suffered the ...