Islamic Extremists

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.

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Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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