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Libyan pro-government forces on Aug. 31 battled jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in second city Benghazi, where five pro-government fighters have been killed in two days of violence, media said
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria - Agence France-Presse
Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in an audio message published online on March 7, after three bombs wreaked havoc in northeast Nigeria, killing 58 and wounding scores.
CAIRO/BAYDA, Libya - Reuters
Egypt is forcing Libyan airliners flying between Turkey and Jordan and the capital Tripoli to stop in eastern Libya to allow the country's internationally recognized government to screen out potential Islamist fighters
Bamako - Agence France-Presse
Three Europeans were shot dead at a nightclub in Mali’s capital early March 7 in a suspected terror attack that came with the government at a key stage of peace talks with militants in the restive north.
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Ankara has condemned a series of deadly bombings in eastern Libya and the Somalian capital Mogadishu.
BENGHAZI - Agence France-Presse
A once-retired general leading a sweeping offensive against Islamists has been named head of the Libyan army loyal to the country's internationally recognised parliament, an official said
MOGADISHU - Agence France-Presse
Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents killed at least 25 people on Feb. 20 in an attack on a popular hotel in the capital Mogadishu where government ministers and officials were holding Friday prayers.
NAIROBI - Agence France-Presse
Namibia's outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's $5 million African leadership prize, an award meant to recognise good governance that has been presented only three times in eight years.
KANO - Agence France-Presse
Islamist group Boko Haram has vowed to make voting impossible in Nigeria's upcoming election after a spate of deadly attacks in the country's violence-wracked northeast
NAIROI - Agence France-Presse
The UN children's agency said on March 1 it fears hundreds of boys were kidnapped last month in the northeast of South Sudan, raising suspicions that the abductors were from a pro-government militia
ZINDER - Agence France-Presse
Several dozen people suspected of having links to Nigeria’s Boko Haram have been arrested in southern Niger since the start of cross-border attacks by the Islamist group a week ago, a local governor said
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