Archive for May 18th, 2020

Report: Jihadist Influence Growing in Northwest Nigeria

LAGOS, NIGERIA – Nigerian jihadist groups are gaining sway in the restive northwest and the region could become a “land bridge” to Islamists across the Sahel, the International Crisis Group warned Monday. Northwestern Nigeria has been wracked by years of insecurity involving clashes between rival...
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ICC Rules Against Compensation for Congo’s Bemba

The International Criminal Court ruled Monday that ex-Congolese vice president and militia leader Jean-Pierre Bemba is not entitled to damages after his successful appeal of a war crimes conviction. Bemba’s lawyers failed to convince the court that their client must be compensated for the nearly...
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UN-Backed Forces in Libya Seize Major Airbase

Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally recognized government have seized a major airbase south of Tripoli from rival forces who have been trying to take over Libya for more than a year. A top military commander says the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) has complete...
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