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Al-Shabab Now Trains Boko Haram, Says Somali President

Boko Haram is not only backed by the middle east’s ISIL, as it was discovered recently, it is also being trained by the east Africa’s Mujahideen Youth Movement, popularly known as Alshabab, Somalian President, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said.

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Nigeria: Boko Haram Not Holding Any Nigerian Territory – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said Boko Haram insurgents were no longer holding any local government area in the country, saying his administration had recaptured 14 local government areas previously controlled by the insurgents.

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Violence and War, Africa’s twin evils

It seemed as though Africa was set to embrace meaningful transformation. But perhaps we were all too busy approving frameworks and strategies centred on the need for real structural transformation to realise that the African story line is still not sanguine. Huge differences in the distribution and exercise of political and economic power have resulted in violent conflicts and the key economic locomotives of this continent have been choked.

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Nigeria, Italy to Pledge to Strengthen Bilateral Relations

Abuja – Nigeria and Italy have pledged to work towards strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries. This was part of the decision reached between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during a meeting between the two leaders in Abuja.

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Nigeria should think twice before joining Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Military Alliance

On 15 December, Saudi Arabia made a surprising announcement as it unveiled to the world what it said will be a 34-state “Islamic military alliance” to combat terrorism “all over the Islamic world”. This ambitious initiative, said Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman, “emanates from the keenness of the Muslim world to fight this disease, which has harmed the Islamic world’s standing in the international community”.

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Cameroon: volunteer vigilance committees call for more help in combatting Boko Haram

Through their knowledge of the land and surveillance capabilities, local volunteer groups are proving crucial in the fight against Boko Haram.

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