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Islamists kill nine Nigerian soldiers in Northeast

Islamist militants killed nine Nigerian soldiers in an attack on a military base in the northeast of the country, three soldiers and an official from a security agency said on Wednesday. A decade-long insurgency in the northeast, started by Islamist group Boko Haram in 2009, has claimed more than 30,000 lives.

In-Depth: The Sahel in flames

Editor's Note: For 10 months The New Humanitarian has been on the ground reporting as a surge in violence rips through West Africa. Here’s what they found. In March, after months of bitter fighting in the Syrian town of Baghouz, the so-called Islamic State group relinquished its last shred of territory

Jihadists kill priest, worshippers in Burkina Faso church

Jude Johnson A group of Islamists have killed several worshippers in Burkina Faso during a Catholic Church service. It is the second attack by the Jihadists on Christians in the West African nation in two weeks. Gunmen killed at least six Christians in a Catholic Church in the Burkinabe town of

Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community

By Daniel R. Coats, US Director of National Intelligence Editor's note: On February 13, Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats released the 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Coats discussed current and future threats before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence with his counterparts from the Central Intelligence

Macron vows to step-up fight against Islamists in Africa

France will step up the fight against resurgent Islamist militants in north and west Africa and will work more closely with Germany to help the tinderbox region, President Emmanuel Macron said on his first trip outside Europe late yesterday, Friday. Visiting Mali days after taking office, Macron vowed to keep French

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