Tag Archives: Islamic terrorism

25Apr/17

Cameroon journalist jailed for 10 years under anti-terrorism law

Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba was sentenced to 10 years in jail, accused of collaborating with Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamist militants. Lawyers for Abba, who has been jailed since 2015 say he is innocent and claim he has been tortured by security agents. Amnesty International has called for his immediate release. Continue reading

15Jan/16
the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou

Security forces battle Islamist gunmen holding hostages in hotel

Suspected Islamist fighters hold hostages at a hotel used by foreigners in Burkina Faso’s capital, in an attack claimed by Al Qaeda.

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04Dec/15

News agency says Islamic State followers carried out California attacks

The Aamaq news agency, which supports Islamic State, says followers of the Islamist militant group carried out Wednesday’s attack on a social services agency in California, in which 14 people were killed.
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01Aug/15

Bin Laden relatives reportedly killed in private jet crash in Britain

British and Saudi media say that members of Osama Bin Laden’s family were on board private plane that crashed in Southern England on Friday.

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26Jun/15

Islamists suspected in attack on French gas plant

(REUTERS, I-TELE, BFMTV) – French counter-terrorist forces have been deployed to the plant belonging to Air Products, a U.S.-based industrial gases technology company.
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24Jun/15

Obama says U.S. will not prosecute families for paying hostage ransom

U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. government will no longer threaten to prosecute families who try to pay ransom to win the release of American hostages held overseas.

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11May/15

After surviving Boko Haram, returnees face hunger in Nigerian towns

Internally displaced people in Nigeria’s northeast have started returning home since the army began clearing large areas from Boko Haram, but thousands could face severe food shortages.
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01May/15

U.N. defends investigation protocol over French military abuse allegations in CAR

U.N. defends its decision to hand evidence over to French authorities from a 2014 investigation of allegations that French military personnel sexually abused children in the Central African Republic. A spokesman said the U.N. does not interfere with individual states’ legal systems and hopes France will bring any guilty parties to justice.
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29Apr/15

France investigates alleged child abuse by its troops in Central Africa

France investigates alleged child abuse by its troops in Central Africa, will take all necessary measure to make sure truth comes out.

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14Apr/15

Amnesty International says abducted women and girls forced to join Boko Haram attacks

Amnesty International says abducted women and girls forced to join Boko Haram attacks; details emerge in new report.
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