Saturday, 13 December 2014

Algerian mayor's throat slit by 'terrorists'


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Algiers - The mayor of a town in Algeria was shot dead and had his throat slit by unidentified "terrorists" on Friday, police were quoted by the APS news agency as saying.

The body of Benyoucef Chelghoum, 56, was found at his farm in Fercha, just outside Bordj El Emir Abdelkader, of which he was mayor. The town is 213km southwest of the capital.

The report gave no further details about the murder, including any explanation as to why "terrorists" were blamed.

Violence blamed on Islamists has declined considerably in recent years, but militants who battled the army during a civil war in the 1990s and later formed Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) still operate in the country.
Shaka Zulu is said to be one of the greatest military leaders in African history, and perhaps all of history. There is controversy around the brutality of his methods, and the strictness with which he trained his troops, but in many ways, he improved warfare methods forever. Born in 1787 in what is now South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, he died in 1828. His legacy lived on in the Zulu warriors who fought the British in 1879. The military conflict helped immortalize the Zulu in the minds of Westerners, but Zulu history was far from over in 1879. The Zulus persevered through apartheid and remain the largest ethnic group in South Africa. Here are 16 things that made Shaka Zulu a military genius - See more at: http://afkinsider.com/57305/16-things-made-shaka-zulu-a-military-genius/#sthash.VbOhAjlR.dpuf
Tired of the assegai — a long pole weapon made of wood with pointed iron at the end and thrown like a javelin — Shaka Zulu introduced the ikwla, a weapon with a shorter sphere and a longer spearhead, sort of like a sword. This weapon gave Shaka’s warriors a huge advantage over opponents when they came up close for hand-to-hand combat. - See more at: http://afkinsider.com/57305/16-things-made-shaka-zulu-a-military-genius/2/#sthash.XkJPeemK.dpuf

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