Africa

Latest news about acts of terrorism in African countries.

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3 Officers and 1 Soldier Die in Militant Hub in Egypt 

Three officers and one soldier died earlier this week while clearing a militant hub in the Bahariya Oasis in Egypt’s western desert. According to the military reports a suicide belt went off at the time the forces entered the hub. Military spokesperson Tamer el-Refaie said on his Facebook page that the incident took place during ongoing …

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Herdsmen Attack Causes Tension in Delta Communities 

Herdsmen’s alleged fresh attack on Ovre-Abraka, Eku/Egun communities in Ethiope East Local Council of Delta State has unsettled its residents. According to the information rampaging herdsmen numbering over 2,000 allegedly attacked some farmers on their way home at the weekend and two were feared injured. Senior police officers in Abraka Police Division, however, who wanted …

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Macron Calls for Support in Combating Extremism

During his official visit in Mali in his first travel outside Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his determination to crush extremism but also added that “other countries can do more” to help protect Europe from the threat. Macron, who was visiting France’s largest overseas military operation, which is combating jihadist groups in West Africa, outlined that the region’s terror …

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1 Person Dead After Explosions in Nigerian University 

At least one person was killed after two explosions at the University of Maiduguri in northern Nigeria. Suicide bombers are suspected to be responsible. The first blast occurred at about 10:50 p.m. on Thursday at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine on the campus, Abu Babati, the president of the students’ union, said by phone. A …

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23 Sentenced in Ethiopia for Links to al-Qaida and al-Shabab  

A court in Ethiopia has sentenced 23 people to up to 15 years in prison for establishing links to al-Qaida and al-Shabab extremist groups. The Ethiopian Federal High Court says they had been accused of planning to carry out terror attacks inside the East African country. The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate quotes the court ruling …

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Tunisia Extends State of Emergency for Another Month 

Tunisia’s president has decided to prolong a state of emergency enacted because of a terrorism threat for another month. A statement from President Beji Caid Essebsi office issued Tuesday said he consulted the prime minister and the head of parliament about the extension. It takes effect immediately. The state of emergency was put in place …

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14-Year-Old Girl, Kidnapped by Boko Haram, Sent to Maiduguri as Suicide Bomber 

A 14-year-old female suspected suicide bomber has revealed that Boko Haram leaders chose her to detonate an improvised explosive device in Maiduguri because she refused to get married to their members in Sambisa forest. The suspect was among three suspects arrested by the military when they allegedly came on suicide mission at a military facility …

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