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A violent rebellion in northern Mozambique has been waged by a shadowy group known locally as Al-Shabab, which a year ago pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State.

While the coronavirus has led warring parties to take steps to de-escalate, many have failed to cease hostilities or agree to a permanent ceasefire, Guterres said.

Eight Chadian soldiers killed by mine in IS-affiliate area

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Eight Chadian soldiers killed by mine in IS-affiliate area

An explosive device suspected to have been laid the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has killed at least eight Chadian forces near Lake Chad

Jihadists kill dozens in Nigeria attacks: local sources

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Jihadists kill dozens in Nigeria attacks: local sources

Inhabitants of remote Goni Usmanti village said fighters gunned down 38 people in a raid on Saturday and set a truck ablaze killing an unknown ...

Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': HRW

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Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': HRW

HRW has called for an investigation into video footage that shows Nigerien army tanks running over two unarmed and wounded men.

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Death toll from Nigeria jihadist attack rises to 69

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a splinter faction that broke away from Boko Haram in 2016, is believed to be behind the deadly attack.

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Niger claims 75 'Boko Haram terrorists' killed

Niger's defence ministy said 75 alleged Boko Haram militants were killed in two separate operations in the country's south on ...

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Niger army repels jihadist attack on major city

Niger's army have repelled an attack by Boko Haram jihadists near the country's border with Nigeria.

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Scores of militants found dead in Chad prison

The group of 44 militants seemed to have been poisoned in their prison cells, following their arrest during a large scale operation against ...

<em>Boko</em> <em>Haram</em> leader says coronavirus 'punishment for evil'

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Boko Haram leader says coronavirus 'punishment for evil'

The leader of Nigeria's militant Boko Haram, responsible for the killing of thousands, said that the coronavirus pandemic is a ...

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Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef navigates the American dream

As Youssef tours the US with his new one man show, based on his life story, his journey into new genres reflects a personal and as well as ...

In Sudan, General Hemedti leads the fray

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In Sudan, General Hemedti leads the fray

Comment: In reality, it is Hemedti, the brutal and cunning general who organised the harsh crackdown in Khartoum last June, who wields the real ...

Nigeria IS affiliate releases five abducted aid workers

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Nigeria IS affiliate releases five abducted aid workers

Local aid workers kidnapped in Nigeria in December have been released by an Islamic State group affiliate following negotiations with the ...

Cardi B slams Trump 'the terrorist' over Soleimani killing

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Cardi B slams Trump 'the terrorist' over Soleimani killing

Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B denounced President Donald Trump on social media over the killing of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

'Turning point' reached in fight against African militants: Macron

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'Turning point' reached in fight against African militants: Macron

France and five allied countries say they have reached a 'turning points' in battling Islamist militants.

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Boko Haram launches deadly attack on Chad fishing village

Fourteen people were killed in a Boko Haram attack on a fishing village in Chad in what is being seen as an escalation of violence from the extremist group.

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Seventy-one soldiers killed in Niger in country's deadliest attacks

Militants launched one of the deadliest attacks in the country's history, targeting a military outpost in western Niger, as the Sahel witnesses ...

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Boko Haram kills 23 mourners after funeral in Nigeria

The extremist Boko Haram group has claimed around 27,000 lives and taken its insurgency from Nigeria to neighbouring Chad, ...

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Boko Haram attack kills 8 in Chad

A Boko Haram ambush has killed seven soldiers and a local guard in Lake Chad.

Militants kill 15 soldiers, raid Nigerian military base

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Militants kill 15 soldiers, raid Nigerian military base

Residents of a town in northeastern Nigeria were sent fleeing after militants raided a nearby military base, killing 15 soldiers.

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Boko Haram attack kills at least 26 in Cameroon

At least 26 people were killed in a Boko Haram attack described as one of Cameroon's bloodiest in recent months.

Name the white supremacist killers of Muslims

Ali M Latifi

Name the white supremacist killers of Muslims

Comment: It's time for Islamophobes the world over to take responsibility for their hateful rhetoric, writes Ali M Latifi.

Israel renews diplomatic relations with Muslim-majority Chad

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Israel renews diplomatic relations with Muslim-majority Chad

Israel and Chad have renewed diplomatic ties decades after they were ruptured, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Sunday during a visit ...

Israel's Netanyahu visits Muslim-majority Chad, expected to renew ties

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Israel's Netanyahu visits Muslim-majority Chad, expected to renew ties

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visited Chad on Sunday for what he called a "historic" trip, during which diplomatic ties with the ...

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