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Sudan frees one pastor, plans to prosecute two others

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Just weeks after releasing one pastor, Sudanese officials may prosecute two others for crimes that could carry the death penalty. One of the pastors has been…

A weakening Boko Haram reaches out to ISIS

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | The multinational forces combating Boko Haram’s insurgency have arrested five of the group’s leaders and freed several women and children, Cameroon’s…

Four Americans sentenced for failed Gambian coup

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Four Gambian-Americans, who attempted and failed to overthrow Gambian President Yahya Jammeh in a 2014 coup, received lighter sentences than expected from a…

Somali forces raid al-Shabaab, Islamic State bases

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | A Somali commando unit on Wednesday killed at least 15 suspected Islamist fighters in its second crackdown in two days on al-Shabaab bases. The military…

Can U.S. do more to aid Boko Haram’s victims?

By Evan Wilt
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Terrorism | Former lawmaker Frank Wolf urges Congress to create a special envoy position to coordinate humanitarian efforts in Nigeria

Nearly 50 dead in attacks on Congolese Christian community

By Onize Ohikere
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Persecution | Local authorities suspect a Ugandan Islamic terror group has killed nearly 50 people within the past week in the predominantly Christian eastern region of the…

Kenya plans to close refugee camps over terror fears

By Onize Ohikere
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Kenya | International aid groups are blasting the Kenyan government for planning to shut down two refugee camps, including one of the world’s largest, without an…

Pollution protesters attack Chevron oil platform in Nigeria

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | Armed militants attacked and blew up a Chevron oil and gas platform off Nigeria’s southern Niger Delta region on Wednesday, the Nigerian military said…

Kenyan officials claim they foiled an anthrax terror attack

By Onize Ohikere
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Terrorism | Kenyan police on Tuesday said they disrupted a plot by an ISIS-linked terror cell to launch a biological attack using anthrax. But critics are skeptical of…

Rescuers scramble to save dozens trapped in collapsed Nairobi building

By Onize Ohikere
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Kenya | A six-story residential building that collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya, late Friday left 20 people dead and as many as 73 people trapped in the debris. The…

South Sudan’s transitional government finally takes office

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | South Sudan installed its long-delayed transitional government on Thursday after rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital, Juba, and resumed his role…

Cape Verde soldier arrested for killing 11

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Authorities in Cape Verde, an island nation off the coast of West Africa, arrested a soldier today on suspicion of killing eight fellow soldiers and three…

 
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