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Nigerian police, Shiite protesters clash for second day

Shite protesters in Nigeria ABUJA, Nigeria–-Police in Nigeria fired teargas at demonstrators for a second strict day Tuesday.  The protesters are demanding the release of Shiite leader Ibrahim Zakzaky who has been in prison without charge since December 2015. Dozens of protesters have been arrested by armed police wearing bulletproof vests and gas masks during clashes in Abuja, the national capital. “We’ve come under serious attack today,” said Deji Adeyanju of Concerned Nigerians, a civil society group involved in the protest. “The more they attack the more (we) come out,” Deji said. “We want to defy tyranny and a dictatorship.”...

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Niger may have arrested militant leader Chefou

Photo: Doundou Chefou center NIAMEY, Niger  — Military authorities in Niger say joint security forces detained a suspect who could be the militant leader who was being pursued at the time of an ambush that left four American soldiers dead. Eric P. Whitaker, the U.S. Ambassador to Niger, told on Tuesday indicated that he does not know the identity of the detained suspect, but that the head of Niger’s special forces is hopeful it’s a known extremist leader. When Doundou Chefou first took up arms as a youth a decade ago, it was for the same reason as other ethnic...

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Jihadists abduct Burkina teacher ‘for speaking French’

Jihadists In Burkina Faso Media Source: Agence France-Presse A schoolteacher was kidnapped last week in northern Burkina Faso, security sources said Tuesday as a jihadist group said he was snatched because he spoke French to his pupils. Gunmen snatched the teacher on Thursday from a primary school in the northern town of Nassoubou, the security sources and a local official said. The Islamic State in the Great Sahara (EIGS), based at the border between Burkina Faso and Mali, told AFP that it had carried out the kidnapping. An EIGS spokesman who gave his name as Hammar said the teacher was abducted for speaking...

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Morocco hosts military drills joined by 15 countries

Morocco military participate in a drill RABAT––Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR), together with armed forces from 15 countries, started military drills in southern Morocco, the army announced in a statement on Tuesday. The military exercises are part of the mission of the U.S. Africa Command, AFRICOM, which organizes the African Lion military exercises in Morocco annually with the participation of partner countries. The 15th edition of African Lion exercise brings together military units and observers from Germany, Canada, Spain, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Burkina Faso, Chad, Egypt, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Tunisia, in addition to the U.S. and Morocco, according to...

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Families of Jammeh victims in Gambia demand ‘truth’

Ex- Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh BANJUL ––Family members of the victims of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh’s regime demonstrated on Tuesday to demand the “truth” about their deaths and disappearances. They accused Jammeh, who ruled the West African country for 22 years, of rampant corruption and human rights abuses including forced disappearances and extrajudicial executions. “We want justice now,” around 30 protesters shouted as they marched in Banjul, an AFP journalist said. Last year, the Gambian authorities announced that the remains of Gambian citizens killed while fighting for the end of the Jammeh regime had been exhumed. “A year later, families...

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Boko Haram Jihadists kill three Chadian soldiers

Chadian troops fighting Boko Haram ABUJA, Nigeria –––Chad’s national television reported on Tuesday that three Chadian soldiers were killed in a clash with Boko Haram jihadists on Sunday. The three soldiers were given a posthumous award by the Chadian army chief of staff, the report said, adding that they were buried at the N’Djamena military cemetery. According to a military source, fighting took place on Sunday between Boko Haram and Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) soldiers in Arge in Nigeria’s Abadam district, which is on the border with Chad. Three MNJTF soldiers were killed, the source said, without specifying whether they were Chadian....

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More than 15 militants killed in Timbuktu attack: France

Peacekeeper in action Media Source: Agence France-Presse Around 15 militants have been killed in an attack on a United Nations base in northern Mali’s historic city of Timbuktu, the French military told AFP on Sunday. The UN’s MINUSMA force said one of its peacekeepers had been killed in Saturday’s four-hour rocket, mortar and car bomb attack at international troops’ “Super Camp” neighboring Timbuktu’s airport, and around a dozen were wounded. France said seven of its soldiers were hurt, lowering an initial toll from Malian authorities who had said a dozen French troops were wounded. Some of the assailants, who have yet to...

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Job creation and innovation must be our focus: Senator Armah Zolu Jallah

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein Welcomes Liberian Senator Armah Zolu Jallah to the Knesset in Israel NEW YORK—To support President George Manneh Weah’s administration agenda, lawyer and Gbarpolu County Senator Armah Zolu Jallah is strategizing to come up with legislative priorities that would meet and address the needs of the Liberian people in terms of helping the administration in securing employment and implementing workforce development initiatives. The former president Pro Tempore wants the Liberian Senate and House of Representative’s legislative priorities to focus on helping President Weah and Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor in creating good paying jobs, forging national...

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