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Boko Haram, ISIS designated ‘entities of particular concern’

The United States has announced the designation of the Boko Haram terrorist group as an entity “of particular concern”.
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UN launches new framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has launched a new framework to coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, human rights and sustainable development sectors.

Muhammadu Buhari: Boko Haram, ISWAP are now using drones

Islamic extremists in Nigeria have begun using drones, the country's president says, opening a worrying new front in the region's nearly decade-long fight against Boko Haram and an offshoot linked to the Islamic State.

Two UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attacks

Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and “several others” were wounded in two attacks in central and northern Mali on Saturday, the United Nations mission in the country said.

Somali government blocks former al-Shabab chief from seeking political office

The former No. 2 leader of Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab will not be allowed to run for the presidency of the country's South West regional state, the Somali government said Friday.

Facebook’s definition of ‘terrorism’ helps states mute dissent – UN expert

Facebook needs to narrow its “sweeping” definition of terrorism to stop governments arbitrarily blocking legitimate opposition groups and dissenting voices.

US airstrike in Somalia kills 3 al-Shabab militants

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab extremists, killing three fighters.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

UN: Cash economy fuelling Boko Haram activities

The predominance of the cash economy is a major factor fuelling the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region, a UN report has revealed.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received visiting French President, Emmanuel Macron, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja

Minister: Why French President Macron is in Nigeria

President Emmanuel Macron of France, on Tuesday, arrived in Nigeria on official visit aboard French Presidential Jet A330 and landed at the Presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 3:10 p.m.

Libya’s eastern army commander to wrest Darna city from “extremists”

Libya’s eastern-based army commander, Gen. Khalifa Haftar, oversaw the final arrangements for taking over the eastern city of Darna from extremist groups, a few days after he returned from medical treatment in France.

US: Al-Qaida leader killed in Libya attack

The U.S. military said Wednesday a high-ranking leader of the al-Qaida militant group was killed Saturday in a joint U.S.-Libyan airstrike in the southwestern Libyan town of Ubari.

US seeks Africa’s support against North Korea’s nukes, terrorism

The U.S. has sought for the cooperation of the African region in pressuring North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, to give up his nuclear weapons.

Al-Qaida-linked group releases photo of Burkina Faso bomber

The al-Qaida-linked extremist group based in Mali that claimed responsibility for Friday's attacks that killed eight people in Burkina Faso's capital has released a photo that it says is of a suicide bomber before he detonated his vehicle at the army headquarters.

Libya accuses Turkey of supporting terrorists

Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, Aguila Issa, has accused Turkey of supporting terrorism in that country.

Colombian nun abducted in Mali appears in a Jihadist video

A Colombian nun kidnapped nearly a year ago in Mali appears in a video in which she asks for the intervention of Pope Francis, reports the Mauritanian agency Al-Akhbar and the American center of surveillance of jihadist movements, SITE.

US airstrike kills 4 al-Shabab members in Somalia

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed four members of the al-Shabab extremist group.

US airstrike destroys al-Shabab vehicle carrying explosives in Somalia

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed two al-Shabab extremists and destroyed a vehicle carrying explosives, "preventing it from being used against the people in Mogadishu."

Al-Shabab extremists execute 5 alleged spies in Somalia

The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group says it has executed five men accused of spying for the Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somali governments.

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Napoli’s Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti watches his players from the touchline during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Liverpool and Napoli at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north west England on December 11, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Carlo Ancelotti frustration as Napoli denied “cherry on the cake”

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NAQS to ensure agric produce meets international standard

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Kano to spend N1 billion on road construction

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