Counterterrorism

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 07:13
Ethiopia has withdrawn troops from Somalia, where they had been battling Islamist militants. It blames a lack of international support for the move, following the EU's recent cut in its funding for foreign troops in Somalia. Ethiopia is a major contributor of soldiers to the Amisom, the African Union mission in the country
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 08:18
Tunisia’s use of house arrest for at least 139 people under a November 2015 state of emergency decree has left many facing stigmatization and unable to pursue studies and work, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities have justified the measures in the context of countering terrorism.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 06:41
Ethiopia could be headed for largescale ethnic strife that would have negative repercussions to the region despite the state of emergency. The biggest concern is that Ethiopia’s instability will kill counter terrorism programmes against al-Shabaab.
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 07:51
The entry onto the battlefield of the black-clad elite forces — who have trained closely with the U.S. military — marks the beginning of what their commanders say will be a sharp push toward Mosul, the militants’ last major stronghold.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 06:41
France plans to invest 42 million euros ($47 million) to help countries of Africa’s Sahel region prepare to face extremists attacks similar to those that killed dozens in Paris in 2015, an interior ministry official said on Friday.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 06:46
Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists have overrun a remote military camp in the northeast, leaving 13 soldiers wounded and an unknown number missing, the army said Wednesday.
Friday, October 14, 2016 - 06:54
Over the last five years, the African Union (AU) troops, called AMISOM, forced al-Shabab from most major towns, but the rebels have regrouped with IEDs as their weapon of choice.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 06:29
The Nigerian Navy has finally commenced the deployment of its personnel and other logistics to Lake Chad Basin naval post to effectively counter the activities of Boko Haram terrorists and other criminal elements in the maritime area.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:23
Ethiopian troops fighting militant Islamist group al-Shabab have withdrawn from a key military base in central Somalia's Hiran region, residents say.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:20
The European Union has been training military personnel in Mali for the last three years. Yet despite this international assistance, Islamist terrorists were able to capture the Malian army base in Nampala in mid-July 2016.

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