Tag: Islamist

Op-Ed: Mozambique – Islamist militants continue attacks in Cabo Delgado

Islamist extremist militants have carried out a spate of attacks targeting villages in the northern Cabo Delgado province on April 6 and 7.

Explosion, gunfire shots heard at upmarket hotel complex in Kenyan capital

Explosion and gunfire shots were heard at an upmarket complex in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital on Tuesday afternoon. Somali militant Islamist group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack on the hotel; for an update CNBC Africa spoke to eye witness in Nairobi Cynthia Nyamai.

At least 19 killed in hotel attack in Somalia’s capital

At least 19 people were killed when Islamist attackers launched a car bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel.

Somali lawmakers gather to vote for president

The protracted vote began with 14,000 elders and prominent regional figures choosing 275 members of parliament and 54 senators.

Man claiming to be Boko Haram leader denies Sambisa defeat

The man identifying himself as Shekau said in a video that they had not been flushed out of anywhere.

3,000 people who fled Boko Haram return home

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday that the army had taken back Boko Haram's main camp in the Sambisa forest.

Nine years in prison for destruction of Timbuktu shrines

Judges said the sentence took into account al-Mahdi's expression of remorse and cooperation with the court.

Nigerian air force says kills senior Boko Haram militants

Government planes attacked the fighters in the village of Taye inside the Sambisa forest in Borno State on Friday night.