27 November 2014 8:49
Local Nigerian hunters have formed armed patrols in the northeastern part of the country to counter militancy by the Takfiri Boko Haram group.
The commander of the traditional hunters in the city of Yola, the capital of Nigeria’s Adamawa state, said on Wednesday that the group is ready to help the Nigerian government to fight the Takfiri militants and protect the...
27 November 2014 8:30
Algeria says its military forces have killed an ISIL-linked militant involved in the beheading of French tourist Herve Gourdel back in September.
Algerian Justice Minister Tayeb Louh told Algeria Press Service (APS) news agency on Wednesday that a militant from a group that has allied itself with the ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq and was tied to 55-year-old Gourdel’s beheading...
26 November 2014 20:19
Two dozen people have been killed and over 620 others injured in violent protests held during the uprising that toppled the longtime president of Burkina Faso on October 31.
Two days of protests that led to the resignation of Burkina Faso’s former president, Blaise Compaoré, in late October resulted in 24 deaths, whose causes included gunshot wounds, serious burns or suffocation,...
25 November 2014 23:08
Boko Haram Takfiri terrorists reportedly captured another town in Northeastern Nigeria after an attack that resulted in several deaths and mass displacement.
Several local residents from Damasak town in Borno State confirmed that the town had fallen into the hands of Boko Haram Takfiri terrorists who overran the area on Monday morning, Anadolu news agency reported.
"Damasak fell to...
24 November 2014 18:44
Tunisia's incumbent President Moncef Marzouki on Monday appeared set for a runoff vote against an anti-Islamist party ex-premier after the first free leadership vote since the 2011 revolution,Middle East Online reported.
The election is a milestone in the North African country where a popular uprising set off a chain of revolts that saw several Arab dictators toppled by citizens demanding democratic...
24 November 2014 17:27
The presidential vote in Tunisia is likely to go to a runoff as neither of the two leading candidates is likely to win an outright majority.
According to the campaign manager for incumbent President Moncef Marzouki, he is neck and neck with former Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi, whose Nidaa Tounes party won October’s parliamentary elections.
“At the worst we are even...
24 November 2014 11:11
Hundreds of thousands of people in Nigeria have been displaced as a result of violence by the Takfiri militant group Boko Haram.
Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden,” has killed more than 10,000 Nigerian people, burnt homes, destroyed farmlands and even kidnapped children.
The official figures released by the Nigerian National Commission for Refugees show that there are more...
24 November 2014 10:57
Six suspects have been arrested in Morocco after a video showed masked men pledging allegiance to the ISIL terror group, which is wreaking havoc on Iraq and Syria.
Three people were detained in connection with the video on Saturday and three more on Sunday, said the Moroccan Interior Ministry in a statement on Sunday.
The head of the group and two of...
23 November 2014 23:14
Nigeria’s main opposition party says the country’s security agents have detained its members and ransacked its office in the city of Lagos.
The Nigerian All Progressive Congress (APC) party said on Sunday that 28 of its workers were arrested during the raid carried out on its data center building early Saturday.
"Over 50 security operatives drafted from Abuja blocked the two major...
22 November 2014 16:41
Somalia-based al-Shabab militants have executed 28 people in an ambush on a bus in northeastern Kenya, policemen say.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, two police officers said that the bus, which was traveling to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, with 60 passengers on board, was hijacked on Saturday some 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the town of Mandera near the Somali border.
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