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Libya: US air force kills a ‘high-ranking’ Al Qaeda militant – Pentagon

A ‘high-ranking’ militant of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has been killed in a US air strike in Libya over the weekend, the Pentagon said in a statement. The strike, the first against Al Qaeda militants in Libya, killed “two terrorists” in the country’s vast desert, the Pentagon said. The US military said […]

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West African leaders vow to fire back after jihadist attacks in Burkina

Togo’s President and chair of the regional ECOWAS bloc, Faure Gnassingbe, and Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou on Monday vowed to help Burkina Faso fight and defeat militant groups. The presidents of neighboring Niger and Togo traveled to Burkina Faso on Tuesday (March 6) to assess the aftermath of the terror attacks, which killed 8 people […]

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Al Qaida Attack Kills 14 Soldiers in Mali

Al Qaeda has hit again in northern Mali killing at least 14 Malian soldiers and wounding 18 others in the worst attack on security forces in the West African country in more than a year. Malian military Spokesperson said that 17 terrorists were killed on the scene of the attack, which targeted a military base […]

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Kenya: Gunmen kill two staff of the Technical University of Mombasa

Two staff of the Technical University of Mombasa have been killed in the early hours of Tuesday, after unidentified gunmen fired on vehicles carrying students to the university’s campus in coastal Kwale County, local media reports. According to the initial details provided by the police and witnesses, two people, staff members of the university were […]

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US troops killed in ambush in Niger by suspected terrorists

Three members of the US Special Operations Forces have been killed and two others wounded in Niger near the Mali-Niger border, reports say. According Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for the United States Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany, the patrol had come under “hostile fire”. Several Nigerien soldiers are also said to have died […]

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Niger authorities warn residents against more flooding

As many villages in Niger have been flooded following the heavy rainfalls recorded in the country lately, Authorities on Sunday urged thousands of residents of the capital city to evacuate homes in the flood zones as more rains are expected in the coming days. “I am calling on all residents to evacuate the flood zones […]

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Niger to raise FCFA 40 billion on UEMOA market

The government of Niger intends to raise about FCFA 40 billion on the financial market of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), through assimilable bonds on Wednesday, June 28, Dakar-based UMOA-Titres Agency reported. Each bond certificate would have a nominal value of 10,000 FCFA with a single interest rate of 6.00%, it said. […]

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Algeria: four security forces injured in IS-linked attack

The Islamic State group (IS) has claimed responsibility of the Wednesday attack in Blida on a patrol of the Algerian gendarmerie in which four security forces were “slightly” injured, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports. SITE jihadist monitoring service announced the information carried on by MEMO. IS through its media outlet, Amaq indicated that its fighters […]

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