Tag Archives: Religious controversies

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

31Mar/15

Senior Ugandan public prosecutor shot and killed in Kampala suburb

Uganda chief prosecutor in a bombing trial Joan Kagezi is shot dead in what police suspect is a targeted assassination.

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24Feb/15

France seizes passports of suspected jihadists headed for Syria

French Interior Minister announces seizure of passports of six suspected jihadists, says 40 more seizures are being prepared.

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22Feb/15

U.S. homeland security chief worried about al Shabaab mall threat

U.S. Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson urges vigilance following a threat made by Somali-based Islamist militants against shopping malls, including the Mall of America in Minnesota.
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