UN adds 2 Africa-based groups to terrorism sanctions list

The United Nations Security Council has added 2 Africa-based ISIL wings: Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) to its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida sanctions list. UN press release. According to the UN narrative summary, ISWAP broke off from Boko Haram in August 2016, prior to which it had pledged allegiance to ISIL. …

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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