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President Buhari: Nigeria is winning war against terror

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Jaji, Kaduna State, said Nigerian Armed Forces and their allies are winning the war against terror.
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A report from the police agency, Europol said on Thursday that threat from terrorism, especially, from radical Islamists is still high in countries of the European Union (EU),
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Cameroon former minister in rare safe release after rebel abduction

Separatists in restive Northwest Cameroon have, in a rare move, freed a former government minister unharmed after two weeks in captivity. Emmanuel Ngafeson Bantar, a top Ministry of Justice official, was the first advisor to President Paul Biya to be abducted in the Northwest.
Ukrainian comic actor showman and presidential frontrunner Volodymyr Zelensky (C) delivers a speech after the first exit poll results at his campaign headquarters in Kiev on March 31, 2019. – Comedian and political novice Volodymyr Zelensky topped the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, leading incumbent Petro Poroshenko into a run-off. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP)

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky sets course for Ukraine presidency

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is favourite to become Ukraine’s president after results Monday showed him dominating a first-round vote despite many initially dismissing his candidacy as a joke.
Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont holds a press conference on February 12, 2019 in Berlin, on the day of the beginning of the trial in Madrid of twelve Catalan separatist leaders involved in an attempt to break from Spain. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Catalan separatists’ long-awaited trial begins in Madrid

Twelve Catalan separatist leaders involved in an attempt to break from Spain went on trial on Tuesday under intense scrutiny, as tensions over the future of the region flare again.

Official: 10 separatists killed, six soldiers wounded in Cameroon clash

The Cameroon Army said on Thursday that ten armed separatists were killed and six soldiers wounded in a clash in Ndawara, a locality in the North-west of the country.
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Cameroon rebels issue ‘virtual revolutionary currency’

Anglophone separatists in Cameroon on Monday announced they had launched a virtual currency, the AmbaCoin, to help fund their campaign for independence and provide humanitarian aid.
Indonesian soldiers prepare coffins for construction workers, believed to have been shot dead, in Wamena in Papua province on December 4, 2018. - Indonesia is investigating reports that 31 construction workers were shot dead by separatist rebels in restive Papua province, the public works minister said on December 4, as he halted construction in the area. (Photo by STAF STEEL / AFP)

Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing

Indonesian soldiers hunted on Wednesday for rebels suspected of killing as many as 24 construction workers in restive Papua province, as an eyewitness account supplied by the military described a grisly mass execution.

Five dead, 18 hurt as car rams into children in China

A car rammed into a group of schoolchildren crossing a street in front of an elementary school in northeast China on Thursday, killing five people and injuring another 18, state media said.
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Cameroon journalist freed after state security charge

A journalist and television presenter from Cameroon's restive anglophone region was released on Saturday after being detained on charges of "attacking state security", her employer said.

Armed groups attack Cameroon plantation workers

Armed groups in Cameroon's restive English speaking regions have been attacking and chopping off fingers of workers of the country's second largest employer, the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), in what has been described as renewed efforts to destabilize the central African state ahead of the Tuesday inauguration of President-elect Paul Biya, who has been in power for 36 years.

Mali’s top court postpones elections to 2019

Mali's constitutional court delayed the country's parliamentary elections until 2019 by extending the mandate of MPs for six months, as requested by the National Assembly on Monday, according to the two institutions.
Maurice Kamto is leader of the Cameroonian opposition party Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC) (AFP Photo-MARCO LONGARI)

Cameroon says opposition candidate claiming poll win is ‘outlaw’

Cameroon's government called opposition presidential election candidate Maurice Kamto an "outlaw" on Monday after he defied warnings and declared himself victor of weekend polls ahead of official results.
Cameroonians began voting in crunch presidential polls on Sunday, with octogenarian leader Paul Biya seeking a seventh term against a backdrop of unprecedented violence in the country's English-speaking regions.

Cameroon polls close, vote counting begins in key election

Polls closed in Cameroon on Sunday evening and vote counting began in an election that will likely see Africa's oldest leader win another term amid fighting and threats from separatists that prevented residents in English-speaking regions from voting.
This areal view taken on October 5, 2018 shows the city of Buea, the capital of Cameroon's majority English-speaking southwest region, on October 05, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR

Crisis-hit Cameroon city locked down in poll run-up

"It's risky to walk in Mile-16. If the police find you there, they'll shoot you," says a bus driver nervously in the capital of Cameroon's southwest ahead of polls on Sunday.
Supporters of Joshua Osih, the candidate in the Cameroonian presidential election of the SDF (Social Democratic Front), an opposition party to the ruling party, pose for a photograph in front of the Stadium ‘Omnisport‘ in Yaounde during an election rally on October 5, 2018. Eight candidates are running in the October 7 elections against 85-year-old President Paul Biya, who has ruled the country for 35 years and is seeking a seventh straight term in office. / AFP PHOTO / ALEXIS HUGUET

Tactics and tension ahead of Cameroon poll

Cameroon will go to the polls this weekend as opposition parties mount an eleventh-hour unity bid to dislodge six-term President Paul Biya while the country faces unprecedented insecurity.

Cameroon imposes curfew in anglophone region ahead of ‘independence’ anniversary

Cameroon imposed a 48-hour curfew on its English-speaking regions a day ahead of the one-year anniversary of a symbolic “independence” declaration by anglophone separatists, officials said on Sunday.

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