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  • Opinion: Targeting Ivory Poachers With Drone Strikes Could Salvage Obama’s African Legacy

    wildlife By Staff, 1:01 am

    Obama should instruct the U.S. State Department to designate ivory poachers for what they are: Terrorist financiers and facilitators of ISIS- and al-Qaeda-affiliated groups in sub-Saharan Africa. Make the life expectancy of poachers so short that no one will risk taking the job. And that requires a few well-placed military drone strikes on poaching camps from any number of our established drone bases in Djibouti, Niger, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Burkina Faso or the Seychelles.

  • 10 Ways Anti-Terror Laws Are Misused In Africa

    By Lillian Mutiso, 4:01 am AFKI Original

    Africa has been hit hard by terrorism in recent years. Kenya, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Uganda and Burkina Faso are just some countries on the continent that have experienced high number of deaths and thousands of injured people in terror attacks. This has led to the adoption of anti-terror laws by governments across the region in efforts to combat the vice. These laws have however sometimes been abused by state agencies to serve ulterior motives and interests.

  • Ageing White South African Mercenaries Bring Boko Haram’s Reign Of Terror To An End

    security contractors in Africa By Staff, 5:52 am

    With their roots in South Africa apartheid-era security forces, they do not fit the standard image of an army of liberation. But after just three months on the ground, a squad of grizzled, ageing white mercenaries have helped to end Boko Haram’s six-long year reign of terror in northern Nigeria. Run by Colonel Eeben Barlow, a former commander in the South African Defence Force, the group of bush warfare experts

  • Egypt Moves Closer To Labelling Soccer Fans As Terrorists

    Zamalek Fans Outside Stadium By Staff, 4:24 am

    Egypt has moved closer to banning as terrorist organizations militant soccer groups that form the backbone of opposition to autocratic rule with the arrest and pre-trial detention of five alleged members of the Ultras White Knights (UWK), the highly-politicized, street battle-hardened support group of storied Cairo club Al Zamalek SC.

  • Al Qaeda Suspect in U.S. Embassy Bombings In Kenya, Tanzania, Dies Before Trial

    By Staff, 9:00 am

    From Yahoo A suspected al Qaeda figure alleged to have helped plan the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya has died in New York just days ahead of his scheduled trial, his son and the prosecutor said. Abu Anas al-Liby (also spelled al-Libi), whose real name was Nazih al-Ragye, was seized […]

  • Kenya Parliament May Bring More Troubles To Terrorism Suspects

    By Makula Dunbar, 2:14 pm

    Kenya’s parliament is due to vote on Thursday on a bill to let police hold suspects in terrorism-related cases for a year and take other measures that rights activists say would threaten civil liberties and free speech. The proposed amendments to the existing security law, which include extending the time suspects can be held without charge to 360 days from 90 days, follows a spate of attacks by Islamist militants on Kenya’s border region with Somalia that has killed dozens of people.

  • ‘Terror At The Mall’ On HBO Documents Westgate Attack In Kenya

    By Kevin Mwanza, 6:47 am

    Told from the vantage point of more than 100 security cameras revealing hours of previously unseen mall surveillance video, and drawing on extensive photos taken during the attack and testimony from survivors and rescuers depicted in the footage and photos, “Terror At The Mall” recalls the horror of the attack, as well as the courage and resilience of ordinary citizens in the face of mass murder.

  • Two IS Militants In Custody In Morocco

    By Ann Brown, 9:00 am

    From Business Insider Two Islamic State (IS) militants, who were planning to leave for training camps in Syria and Iraq, were arrested in Morocco, the interior ministry said. The two have connections with foreign extremists and were planning to receive military training in IS camps before carrying out attacks in Morocco, the ministry said in […]

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Conflict In Mali

    By Keren Mikva, 2:45 pm AFKI Original

    Due to divergent interests, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) is no longer associated with the terrorist groups Ansar Dine and al Qaeda. In a show of support for peace, MNLA representatives sat down this month for peace talks with the Malian government. Desperate for an end to the conflict, the government is prepared to make concessions so long as they don’t challenge the recognized territorial unity of the country.

  • Terrorism in West Africa: Violence Erupts as Wanted Jihadist Leader Returns

    By Soumaila Diarra, 2:14 pm AFKI Original

    In the run up to peace talks, secular militias in Mali faced attacks from jihadist armed groups that occupied the North. According to analysts, recent attacks in the war-torn West African country were carried out by gunmen loyal to Iyad Ag Ghali, a terrorist chief wanted by American security services and acquainted with regional terrorist groups including Nigeria’s Boko Haram.
    Local residents are concerned by recent the attacks from the jihadists who killed five UN soldiers on May 13 in the city of Kidal, where insecurity is high.

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