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How music prevented Idahams from becoming a Niger-Delta militant | The Dice
Fans of afrobeat across the world know Idahams for his beautiful songs such as ‘No One Else’ and ‘Shema’. But that may not have been the case if the multifaceted singer, songwriter, and producer had succumbed to the temptation of joining one of the various militant groups in the Niger-Delta years ago.
Indonesia: Police arrest top militant linked to Bali bombings
Indonesian police have arrested a senior leader of the al-Qaida-linked extremist group which carried out the 2002 Bali bombings. The militant was also believed to be involved in other deadly attacks.
Kashmir: Indian forces kill top militant commander
Militant commander Saifullah Mir has been killed in a gun battle with security forces in Kashmir. Indian police said they have so far killed nearly 200 militants in the Muslim-majority region.
Dutch birdwatcher held hostage by terrorists killed in gun battle with Philippine army
Ewold Horn from the Netherlands was Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf's longest-held hostage. The military said that it also killed the Abu Sayyaf commander's wife during its raid.
Kashmir: Indian soldiers killed in clashes with militants
A gunbattle with militants in disputed Kashmir has left four Indian troops dead. It comes just days after the worst attack on government forces in the region's history, to which India promised a "jaw-dropping" response.
UN General Assembly rejects US resolution to condemn Hamas
The United Nations General Assembly has voted down a US-proposed resolution to condemn the Islamic militant group Hamas.
Cholera outbreak in Nigeria's northeast kills nearly 100
The United Nations says at least 97 people have died of cholera in northeastern Nigeria over the past two weeks. As well as the outbreak, the region is grappling with attacks by local militant group Boko Haram.