Somalia: Famine fears in a failed state
17 October 2017 | 9:32 am
Almost seven million Somalis, half the population, are dependent on food aid. But delivering this aid is difficult. Almost all state structures are missing, some regions are controlled by the Islamist al-Shabab militia and corruption is pervasive throughout the state.
2 Nov 2020
At least 17 civilians died in the raid in the eastern province of North Kivu. Local authorities have blamed the Islamist rebel group ADF.
8 Nov 2020
At least four people have been killed and 15 wounded in a series of shootings in Austria's capital. The Interior Ministry said the attack was carried out by at least one "Islamist terrorist."
8 Nov 2020
Islamist terrorism has struck again in Europe — this time in Vienna and Nice. Germany has also been the scene of numerous attacks, and the security forces keep tabs on hundreds of potential attackers.
14 Nov 2020
For years Sufi singer Rita Dewan captivated millions of followers in Bangladesh with her haunting ballads. But accused of defaming Islam and targeted by religious radicals, she spent months in hiding to escape death threats.
18 Nov 2020
An Islamist party has called off anti-France protests and claimed the Pakistani government agreed to sever diplomatic ties with Paris over Prophet Muhammad's cartoons. The government did not immediately confirm the move.
21 Feb 2021
Islamist jihadis in the unstable region have killed thousands of soldiers. French President Emmanuel Macron is thought to want support for a troop drawdown amid rising numbers of French combat deaths.
16 Feb 2021
As this year's G5 Sahel summit kicks off in Chad, France is making no secret of the fact it wants to reduce the number of French troops fighting the jihadist threat in the region. So what will be France's strategy going forward? Our Perspective guest is Jérôme Pigné, researcher and Sahel expert at the Thomas Moore Institute.
1 Apr 2021
Has jihad incorporated really opened a branch in southern Africa? The Islamic State group may have claimed responsibility for the overrunning of a coastal town in northern Mozambique, but local grievances, poverty too long ignored and militants preying on a soft target seem to blame for the gruesome events that have come to a head in Cabo Delgado province. We ask about last week's attack and past efforts to repel insurgents by Mozambique special forces but also South African and Russian mercenaries.
5 Apr 2021
The Islamist group detonated car bombs before launching nighttime raids at two locations in southern Somalia.
6 Apr 2021
Since 2015, Burkina Faso has seen an increase in terror attacks, mainly in the north and east of the country. So-called Western education has become the target of jihadist groups. Students and teachers are regularly intimidated, with some even raped or killed. Amid the threat, more than 2,000 schools have closed, preventing more than 300,000 pupils from getting an education, according to the Ministry of Education. On the ground and in IDP camps, NGOs and unions are trying to provide psychological support to traumatised teachers and children. Our correspondents report.
7 Apr 2021
Mozambican forces claim to have retaken the ransacked town of Palma from armed Islamist fighters. Despite this success, a glaring refugee crisis looms as regional bodies dither on providing military support.
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