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The changing face of Burkina Faso’s terrorist threat

Burkina Faso has been experiencing regular attacks led by armed terrorist groups from neighbouring countries. Surrounded by six countries, it is the northern part...

Complex Isis bureaucracy includes department of ‘War Spoils’

Seized documents detail the militant group's plan to manage revenue streams - including pillaged oil - and oversee subjugated populations.

Hate campaign suits Islamic State’s jihad agenda

Islamic State terrorists applaud when ignorant, bigoted Westerners turn their anger on Muslims.

Protesters want justice for the murder of Avijit Roy

Protesters rallied in Dhaka, denouncing the murder of prominent American blogger Avijit Roy, and chanting "raise your voice against militants".

Jordan executes jihadists in retaliation for Isis murder

Jordan has responded to Islamic extremist group Isis's burning alive of fighter pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh by executing two jihadists on death row.

Kenyan unions warn civil servants to leave amid ‘danger’ of attacks

Kenyan teachers' union leader, Wilson Sossion, says that the lives of Kenyan civil servants are "clearly in danger" from insurgent attacks.

South African Muslims reject the violence of extremists

More than a thousand SA Muslims have signed a petition rejecting the actions of militant groups such as Isis, Boko Haram, al-Shabab and al-Qaeda.

Nigeria rules out prisoner swap for missing girls

Nigeria has ruled out the release of Boko Haram fighters in exchange for the freedom of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants.

Press ombud decides not to ban Islamic terms

The press ombud has declined a request to ban the use of the words "Islamist militants" and "militant Islam" from SA newspaper reports.

School massacre: 42 killed in Nigeria’s Yobe

Nigeria's Yobe state has ordered the closure of all secondary schools after a massacre that saw suspected Islamist extremists kill 42 people.

Boko Haram drives 19 000 farmers from land in Nigeria

The rebel group has driven 19 000 rice farmers from their land, while a military crackdown is preventing thousands more from working their fields.

Malian civilians form militia to combat extremists

With authorities failing to stand up to the aggression of invading extremist groups, Malians are forming rag-tag militias to defend their homes.

UK ‘failed to win over estranged Muslims’

Britain made "little progress" in reaching out to Muslim communities despite investing "considerable time and resources" after the 7/7 London bombing.

Extremism has no place in Islam

In South Africa questions are being asked about the World Cup and the potential for muslim extremism.

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Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

Morar asked to settle with the state and pay back the profit he made on an irregular tender

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