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Nigeria: Finding answers beyond Kano bus bombing

Kano as an important commercial city in Nigeria’s Islamic North also serves as gateway to some of Nigeria’s northern neighbours. Countries like Niger, Chad and beyond have for centuries shared with the city lucrative business relationships. In the course of this time the people have established many trade routes across this harsh environment of the Sahara.

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Kenya Pushes Dubiously Against Islamists

MOGADISHU, Oct 19 2012 (IPS) – A Kenyan military advance into Somali territory to push back Islamic militants has had some measured military success – but is not without controversy.

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The next phase of Boko Haram terrorism

WOLE SOYINKA: Let me begin by reminding everyone that Boko Haram has a very long history, whether you describe Boko Haram as an army of the discontent, or even as some people grotesquely try to suggest, “revolutionaries,” or you describe them as, legitimately, this time, as marginalised or feeling marginalised.

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Kenya: mixed reactions about the incursion in Somalia

The recent incursion by the Kenya Armed Forces into Somalia which took off in mid-October 2011 dubbed Operation Linda Nchi swahili for ‘Protect the country’, goes against all odds. There are fears that this foreign intervention might end like previous ones in Somalia by the United States and Ethiopia.

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Islamic Force Rises in Tunisia

The fundamentalist Ennahda party seems poised to take advantage of a chaotic situation ahead of general elections in Tunisia. Ennahda and other Islamist parties are taking advantage of the Aug. 2 deadline for registration for elections coinciding with the start of the holy month of Ramadan, when there is better attendance at mosques.

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Igad to send 2,000 troops to Somalia as EA talks tough

East Africa is adopting a hard-line stance towards the Somalia-based Al Shabaab militia who claimed responsibility for the twin-bomb attacks that killed at least 74 people in Kampala on July 11.

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