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Brutal and brazen

Terrorism | A local terror group’s increasing attacks in Mozambique are raising concern of a new Islamist force in southern Africa
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/11/20, 03:07 pm

Early in May, a senior pastor ended a harrowing seven-day journey with his wife and four children at the doors of Iris Global Ministries in Pemba, the capital of Mozambique’s northernmost Cabo Delgado province.

The pastor, whom WORLD is not identifying for security reasons, had served with an Iris church in the provincial district of Macomia, some 117 miles from Pemba, since 2009. As insurgent attacks worsened in the region, the pastor said he and his family could neither go to their farm nor sleep in their homes out of fear.

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Violence seeps into Burkina Faso

International | Recent large-scale attacks renew terror concerns
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/05/20, 04:10 pm

Traders, shopkeepers, security guards, shoppers, and aid workers endured a weekend of violence in Burkina Faso, a once peaceful West African nation. Three suspected insurgent attacks—two on supply and food convoys and one on a cattle market—left at least 50 people dead on May 29 and 30. Militants targeted one aid team that had just delivered supplies to the Foubé refugee camp in a region that has witnessed several attacks, according to the government.

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“Huge win” for 1998 embassy bombing victims

International | Plus, more news and notes from around the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/18/20, 04:29 pm

SUDAN: In a unanimous ruling on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed what representatives for the plaintiffs called “a huge win” to victims of the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings, ruling that Sudan owes victims both compensatory and punitive damages. The decision in Opati v. Republic of Sudan vacates a lower court ruling and goes against arguments from the U.S.

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