Mohamed Tadjadit, a young activist of the popular movement ("Hirak") that has been protesting against the regime since the end of 02/2019, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison. He was judged guilty of "harming the national interest" by a court in Algiers.
Strong winds and heavy rains caused by storm Elsa hit the Iberian Peninsula during the night of 19 to 20/12, killing at least four people in Spain and Portugal. Maritime liaisons between Morocco and Spain in the Gibraltar Strait were disrupted.
The ISWAP press organ, Amaq, claimed responsibility today for the attack on a police station on 19/12 in Auno (Konduga LGA, Borno state), announcing that it had caused injuries and seized arms, 1 "armoured vehicle", 1 "tank" and 1 4x4 vehicle.
Officials say an investigation into the attempted assassination of a weapons manufacturer is focusing on five suspected Russian agents - including a Russian military intelligence general who allegedly commanded a team accused in the 2018 Novichok attack in Britain against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal.
110 foreign terrorists were deported from Turkey to their countries of origin between 11/11 and 19/12, including 21 Germans, 13 French and 5 British, security sources said.
The authorities reported that a dangerous terrorist named "Cherouana Abdelmoumen" alias "Abou El Baraa" surrendered yesterday in the locality of Kaf-Bou-Naadja, commune of Grarem, wilaya of Mila.
Mohammed Adoke, former justice minister involved in one of the biggest corruption scandals in the country's history, was arrested yesterday in Abuja the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), an anti-corruption agency, after leaving Dubai, where he was also arrested.
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