In Mali, the High Islamic Council officially responsible for negotiating with jihadist leaders

Malian soldiers with members of the Takuba mission, in Dansongo cercle, Mali, August 23, 2021. PAUL LORGERIE / REUTERS In Mali, the official designation of the High Islamic Council (HCI) as the body responsible for “Negotiate with the Malian jihadists”, confirmed Tuesday, October 19 by the transitional government, formalizes a situation that has existed for … Read more

Islamic State jihadist Tyler Vilus sentenced on appeal to life imprisonment

The accused was sentenced to 30 years at first instance, on facts committed between 2013 and 2015. Article written by Posted the 09/21/2021 9:42 PM Update the 09/21/2021 9:42 PM Reading time : 1 min. The French jihadist Tyler Vilus was sentenced on Tuesday, September 21 on appeal to life imprisonment, against 30 years at … Read more

Jihadist Tyler Vilus sentenced on appeal to life imprisonment

Sketch of the hearing made on June 25, 2020, during the opening of the trial of Tyler Vilus, before the special assize court in Paris. BENOIT PEYRUCQ / AFP The appeal trial of French jihadist Tyler Vilus, a figure of francophone jihadism, ended in Paris on Tuesday, September 21, before the special assize court. This … Read more

According to the “New York Times”, the latest American strike in Kabul targeted a civilian, not a jihadist

Residents of Kabul crowd around the wreckage of a vehicle destroyed by an American drone on August 29, 2021. Ten civilians were killed in the strike according to the New York Times. ANDREW QUILTY / AGENCE VU ‘FOR “THE WORLD” Did the US military make a mistake before leaving Afghanistan? the New York Times published, … Read more

In Mozambique, the army retakes Mocimboa da Praia, in jihadist hands for a year

Residents of Mocimboa da Praia displaced in the agrarian center of Napala, Mozambique, in December 2020, after the capture of their city by jihadists. ALFREDO ZUNIGA / AFP The Mozambican forces, supported by Rwandan soldiers deployed since early July to lend them a hand against the jihadists in the northeast of the country, have retaken … Read more

Faced with jihadist insurgency, Mozambique officially requests regional military aid

To stay up to date with African news, subscribe to the “Monde Afrique” newsletter from this link. Every Saturday at 6 am, find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of “Monde Afrique”. Dispatch of 1,000 Rwandan soldiers via Kigali to Mozambique, July 10, 2021. MUHIZI OLIVER / AP Mozambique … Read more