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OIC Speaker’s Conference denounces terrorism, Islamophobia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Speakers and Deputy Speakers from countries under the Parliamentary Union of OIC Member States-PUOIC have denounced terrorism and Islamophobia in the world. Islamophobia is the fear or hatred against Islam or Muslims. Toumi Mohammed Benjelloun, the Deputy Speaker of the Moroccan parliament told delegates …

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Cameroon anglophone separatist leader gets life sentence

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP |  A military court in Cameroon on Tuesday handed a life sentence to the head of the country’s anglophone separatist movement, Julius Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, in a move that analysts said could inflame the 22-month-old revolt. Ayuk Tabe, a charismatic leader widely deemed as a moderate in …

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EAC states asked to embrace joint military trainings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) chief of training, Maj. Gen. Willis Byarugaba, has tasked East African member states to pursue joint military trainings which he says will create a united front on combating terrorism and peace building within the region. Speaking at the graduation ceremony …

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Zimbabwe opposition says crackdown worse than under Mugabe

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s main opposition said Tuesday a violent crackdown on civilians by the new government was worse than anything in recent years under ousted leader Robert Mugabe, accusing Harare of escalating “terrorism”. Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Nelson Chamisa said state repression had reached new levels following scenes of “terror” …

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Tighter EU terrorism tracking measures take effect

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Tighter measures to fight crime and terrorism in the European Union took effect on Friday as the 28-nation bloc seeks to improve security by sharing information more efficiently. New rules that strengthen the Schengen Information System (SIS) should help border guards and law enforcement agencies, …

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TERRORISM: Museveni pushes multi-dimensional approach

Addis Ababa | THE INDEPENDENT | For Africa to combat the threat of transnational terrorism on the continent, it must employ a multi-dimensional approach, President Yoweri Museveni has said. Speaking at the Peace and Security Council Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Uganda’s President Museveni said the approach had to address …

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