Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Woman waves flag during celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Somaliland’s declaration of independence in the capital, Hargeisa on May 18, 2016.
Despite the declaration, Somaliland is still considered an autonomous region of Somalia by the United Nations. But President Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo is pushing hard for recognition of full sovereignty.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
A third faction of separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Reformed Indigenous People of Biafra; RE-IPOB, has emerged.
Recall that the crises rocking IPOB took a new twist yesterday, following an announcement by a splinter group, the Rebranded Indigenous People of Biafra, TRIPOB, renouncing the Biafra group.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
The new militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), on Thursday threatened again to declare self actualisation for the Niger Delta region and declare a republic in the region come October 1.
The threat is the second in the last two months with the attempt by a militant group known as Adaka Boro Avengers (ABA) aborted by the military and pressure from prominent Niger Deltans including former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Friday, June 10, 2016
ISIL fighters were retreating from their main bastion in Libya on Thursday, as militiamen allied to a UN-brokered unity government pushed into the central city of Sirte.
Some extremists reportedly shaved off their beards to escape while the pro-government fighters, mostly from the western Libyan city of Misurata, pushed into the city centre in their tanks and pickup trucks mounted with machine guns.