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General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

General Olonisakin: How military can achieve complete defeat of terrorism, insurgency

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, yesterday, explained that for the Nigerian Military to completely defeat insurgency, terrorism, militancy and other criminal elements in the country, theatre and field commanders must strictly adhere to the joint operational structures.

37 suspected militants jailed in Mozambique

Thirty-seven people in Mozambique have been sentenced for involvement in recent militants attacks in the country’s North, a court official said on Friday.
RUWAN WIJEWARDENE

Sri Lankan authorities confirm nine suicide bombers in Sunday attacks

Investigations by Sri Lankan Police have confirmed that nine suicide bombers were involved in Sunday’s attacks, eight of whom have been identified, State Defence Minister, Ruwan Wijewardene, said on Wednesday.

Dozens dead in fighting between Chad soldiers, Boko Haram

Fighting between Chad soldiers and Boko Haram jihadists killed dozens, including 63 “terrorists”, in an overnight attack on a military base, an army spokesman said Monday.
Sudanese protesters gather near the military headquarters in Khartoum as they continue to rally demanding a civilian body to lead the transition to democracy one day after a military council took control of the country, on April 12, 2019. – Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing veteran president Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up four months of mass demonstrations today. (Photo by – / AFP)

Sudan protest leaders demand end of ‘deep state’

Organisers of mass protests in Sudan have told the BBC they want the full dismantling of the "deep state" left behind by ousted leader Omar al-Bashir.
Sudanese protesters gather near the military headquarters in Khartoum as they continue to rally demanding a civilian body to lead the transition to democracy one day after a military council took control of the country, on April 12, 2019. – Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing veteran president Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up four months of mass demonstrations today. (Photo by – / AFP)

‘It will fall again,’ chant Sudan protesters swelling night demo

Crowds of Sudanese protesters chanting “it will fall again, it will fall again” flocked to the army headquarters Friday where thousands prepared to hunker down for another night defying an army curfew, witnesses said.
Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf

Sudan’s military council says it will not hand over Omar al-Bashir to ICC

Sudan’s transitional military council on Friday said that it would not hand over ousted President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for trial.
Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf

General Awad Ibnouf, regime insider turned new Sudan ruler

Sudanese General Awad Ibnouf, who led the overthrow of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir and has emerged as the country's new ruler, is already under US sanctions for his alleged role in the brutal Darfur conflict.
Sudanese protesters gather for a second day outside the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 7, 2019. – Sudanese police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters who rallied outside the army headquarters for a second day urging the military to back them in demanding President Omar al-Bashir resign. (Photo by – / AFP)

Fears of clashes in Sudan as protesters defy military curfew

Large crowds have remained on the streets of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, ignoring a night-time curfew declared by the country's new military council.

Air strikes kill innocent locals, not bandits – Zamfara monarchs

Military air strikes kill only innocent civilians in affected local government areas and five communities and not bandits, Zamfara state council of traditional rulers has alleged.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to someone like him.

Recep Erdogan warns Sudan of dangers of military coup

Sudan must solve its problems by peaceful democratic means, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said on Thursday, commenting on the military coup in the African country.
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Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir ousted, state of emergency declared

Sudanese Defence Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf has declared a state of emergency for three months after confirming that Omar al-Bashir has been removed as president.
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Wreckage of missing Japan fighter jet found, pilot missing

Wreckage from a Japanese F-35A stealth fighter jet has been found a day after it disappeared off the radar over the Pacific, the country’s defence minister said on Wednesday.
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Pressure on Omar al-Bashir builds as calls for Sudan transition grow

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir came under mounting pressure Tuesday as three Western nations pushed for a political transition after months of unprecedented protests against his rule.

Mauritania dissolves 76 political parties for ‘being too small’

The Mauritanian government has sidelined dozens of political parties from upcoming presidential elections, saying the groups are too small to take part.
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‘Dead’ Mali jihadist Amadou Koufa reappears in video

A senior jihadist leader in Mali has reappeared in a video, months after the authorities said he had been killed.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday urged partners to commit to stand with Paris in driving back jihadi violence in the Sahel.

French premier urges joint stand to drive back jihadists in Sahel

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Sunday urged partners to commit to stand with Paris in driving back jihadi violence in the Sahel.

French troops kill senior Islamist militant in Mali – minister

France’s Defence Minister Florence Parly on Friday said French troops fighting Islamist militants in Mali have killed one of the Sahel region’s leading jihadists.

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