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Suicide bomber botches attack in Mali

BAMAKO (Reuters) - A suspected Islamist suicide bomber blew himself up but caused no other casualties in an attack in the northern Malian town of Kidal, the bastion of Tuareg separatist MNLA rebels, witnesses said on Tuesday. Full story

Niger says 22 escape jail after raid on prison

NIAMEY (Reuters) - Some 22 prisoners, including Islamist militants, escaped from a prison in Niger's capital after several gunmen attacked the jail and killed two guards, the government said on Sunday. Full story

Suspect in kidnapping of Egyptian security men arrested

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities have arrested a first suspect in connection with the kidnapping of seven security men two weeks ago by Islamist militants in Sinai, security sources said on Thursday. Full story

Nigerian army says kills three Islamists in Boko Haram crackdown

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian soldiers have killed three members of Islamist militant sect Boko Haram and arrested 25 more in the northeast, the army said on Tuesday, two weeks after the launch of a major ground and air offensive to crush the group's four-year rebellion. Full story

Nigerian army says rescues hostages taken by Islamists

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's military has freed a number of women and children held hostage by Islamist sect Boko Haram, the army said on Saturday, after its offensive in the northeast of the country overran three of the insurgents' camps. Full story

At least 18 soldiers, four Islamists killed in Niger: sources

NIAMEY (Reuters) - At least 18 soldiers and four suspected Islamists were killed in a fierce gunbattle following a dawn car bomb attack at a barracks in the northern Niger town of Agadez, military sources and a local official said. Full story

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  Young caught in Mali conflict 

Malian soldiers in units fighting the north of Mali say the Islamist fighters are well armed and many of them very young. Lindsey Hilsum Channel Four Europe reports.

  Anti-Morsi Egypt protesters won’t back down

Despite President Morsi rescinding much of the decree he issued last month giving him near absolute authority, Egypt's opposition want the Islamist leader to cancel a referendum on a disputed draft of a new constitution. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

  Protests spark fierce clashes in Egypt

Demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square turn violent as Secularists clash with pro-government Islamists. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

  Islamist rebels are destroying Mali culture

The new Islamist rulers of northern Mali are not just torturing and maiming those who do not follow their views, they are systematically extinguishing one of Africa's most diverse cultures. In the third of her series of reports from Mali, Channel 4 Europe’s International Editor, Lindsey Hilsum, hear

  Terror triggers Mali exodus

Islamists drive out hundreds of thousands from their homes as refugee camps struggle to deal with the mass exodus.  Lindsey Hilsum Channel 4 Europe reports.  

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