ECOWAS frets over growing terrorist attacks amid dwindling funds

ECOWAS commissioner for political affairs, peace and security, Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman says more countries are now facing threats of terrorismThe Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has expressed concern over deteriorating financial contributions from member countries despite mounting insecurity confronting the regional bloc.

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Terrorism? But who's behind the weapons?

A vexing double standard about the source of violence in the world plagues our thinking about terrorism.

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Algeria Country Profile 2015: The endgame beckons

altPresident Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a landslide re-election in April 2014, but his continued health problems after a 2013 stroke have brought talk about the succession to the fore.

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Nigeria's Boko Haram becoming a regional threat

Boko Haram remains the most prominent terrorist group in Nigeria where their violent acts have killed thousandsNigerian terror group, Boko Haram has spread its insurgency beyond the country's borders as it grows into a regional jihadist movement.

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Niger-Mali: French hostage release sparks ransom debate

Jean-Yves Le Drian, France's Defense Minister says Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou's networks that allowed for a smooth release operation. Photo©ReutersFour French men abducted by Islamist group, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) were released on Tuesday after spending three years in captivity in the Sahara desert.

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A difficult fight against Boko Haram in Nigeria

Members of emergency services work at the scene of an explosion at a police station after a suspected suicide bomber was killed and many vehicles were destroyed in Abuja June 16, 2011. Photo©ReutersBoko Haram has proved resilient despite government's crackdown on the deadly islamist group in the northern parts of Nigeria. But as that country's government seeks to deal with the terrorism quagmire posed by the group, with their source of funding and logistics support coming under scrutiny, Boko Haram's demands point to a long battle ahead.

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Mali: Nothing but their eyes to cry with

Last June following a short but bloody battle Islamic fighters ousted the Tuareg National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) from the city of Gao.

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Country Profile 2012: NIGER

The regime is doing its best to ensure that memories of strongman Mamadou Tandja (1999-2010) fade quietly away.

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Morocco, France seek tough action against Mali Islamists

The Islamists have embarked on a campaign to destroy historic shrines and World Heritage sites/Photo/ReutersMorocco and France have called on the African Union (AU) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to consider taking action against Malian Islamists should diplomacy fail.

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