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CAN: Nnamdi Kanu’s Islamization predictions gradually rolling out

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Anambra state chapter has expressed concern that the predictions of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, about clandestine moves to Islamize Nigeria and impoverish some particular ethnic groups, by a certain ethnic and religious group, have gradually started rolling out in sequence.

Dozens killed in Nigeria fighting between army, jihadists

Fierce clashes between a regional force and IS-affiliated fighters in northeast Nigeria left 25 soldiers and at least 40 jihadists dead, two military sources and a militia leader said Thursday.
Two separate attacks killed at least 20 police in Yemen’s government-held second city Aden Thursday, one by Shiite rebels and the other by jihadists, security and medical sources said.

Twin attacks kill 20 police in Yemen’s Aden

Two separate attacks killed at least 20 police in Yemen’s government-held second city Aden Thursday, one by Shiite rebels and the other by jihadists, security and medical sources said.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

At least five dead in car bomb attack

At least five people were killed and several wounded when a car bomb was detonated on Monday outside a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a security officer and witnesses said.
A joint operation by the Malian army and the French anti-jihadist force Barkhane, underway in northeastern Mali, has resulted in the “neutralization” of some 20 jihadists, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) announced Saturday evening.

Twenty jihadists ‘neutralized’ in French-Malian counter-terrorism operation

A joint operation by the Malian army and the French anti-jihadist force Barkhane, underway in northeastern Mali, has resulted in the “neutralization” of some 20 jihadists, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) announced Saturday evening.

Crisis Group urges ‘dialogue’ between Mali government, jihadists

Mali's government should consider "dialogue" with jihadists waging an insurgency in the west African state, the International Crisis Group (ICG) think tank suggested on Tuesday, an idea promptly rejected by Bamako.
At least 30 Nigerian soldiers have been killed in a gun battle with Boko Haram fighters who overran a military base in the country's northeast, according to military sources.

Troops eliminate four Boko Haram jihadists, clear Borno villages

Troops have killed four Boko Haram jihadists in a clearance operation, tagged “Operation Hard Strike” at villages in Borno State, the military authorities announced on Sunday.
Suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have killed no fewer than 15 people in an attack on some villages close to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Boko Haram: Death toll in Adamawa attack rises to 30

Residents of a northeastern Nigerian village torched by Boko Haram fighters said Wednesday that nine more bodies of their relatives had been found, taking the total massacred to 30.

Suspected jihadists kill 10 Mali soldiers

At least 10 Malian soldiers died Sunday in an attack by suspected jihadists in the centre of the African country, a security source told AFP.
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IS launches deadliest attack on Syria Army since crisis

Islamic State group jihadists have killed 35 pro-Damascus fighters in Syria, in what a monitoring group described Saturday as their deadliest operation since the fall of the “caliphate”.
An image from Kurdish Ronahi TV shows the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) raising their flag on top of a building in the eastern Syrian village of Baghuz. Handout-AFP-Getty Images

SDF: ISIS totally eliminated in Syria

Kurdish-led forces pronounced the death of the Islamic State (ISIS) group’s nearly five-year-old “caliphate” Saturday after flushing out diehard jihadists from their very last bastion in eastern Syria.

Ousted factional Boko Haram leader Al-Barnawi detained by colleagues

The deposed leader of an IS-backed faction of Boko Haram has been detained by more radical elements who seized control of the group, the AFP has reported, quoting three different sources.

Suspected terrorists kill 13 in northern Mozambique

At least 13 civilians have died in fresh attacks in Mozambique’s volatile northern Cabo Delgado province where Islamists have terrorised villagers in remote communities for more than a year, local sources said on Saturday.
A member of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces carries a baby followed by the mother who cries and asks for help after leaving the Islamic State group's last holdout of Baghouz, in Syria's northern Deir Ezzor province, on Friday. - AFP-JIJI

Syria force pounds holdout ISIS village

Kurdish-led forces backed by US warplanes rained artillery fire and air strikes on Sunday on besieged and outgunned jihadists making a desperate last stand in a remote Syrian village.
Polling station workers count the votes at Kaduna Capital School in Kaduna on February 23, 2019. Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / AFP

Nigerians await winner of presidential vote after polling problems

Nigeria on Sunday awaited results from its presidential election as civil society groups warned that disorganisation and violence may have undermined the polls.

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.
Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

UK teen runaway who joined ISIS ‘wants to come home’

A British teenager who fled to join the Islamic State group in Syria is living in a refugee camp and wants to return home, The Times reported on Thursday.

Death toll now 15 after Port Harcourt rally stampede – hospital

Fifteen people were killed in a stampede at an election campaign rally by President Muhammadu Buhari in southern Nigeria, health officials said on Wednesday.

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