Mourners return to Mali resort hit by jihadists

2017-06-24 21:00

The debris of the jihadist attack is still scattered for all to see: broken tea cups, charred mobile phones and upended chairs strew the once idyllic surrounds of this Malian ecolodge following last Sunday's violence.

Car bomb in Somalia capital kills at least 15, police say

2017-06-20 16:10

Suicide car bomber in Somalia's capital kills 15, police say; al-Shabaab quickly claims responsibility.

Somali officer sentenced to death over minister's murder

2017-06-19 18:38

A Somali military court has sentenced a naval officer to death for shooting dead the minister of public works in what the defense argued was an accident.

France says UN likely to support Sahel anti-jihadist force

2017-06-15 21:58

France's foreign minister has said he was confident "we will get there" in convincing a reluctant United States to give United Nations backing to an anti-jihadist force drawn from five African countries.

African migrants: to Europe, whatever the risk

2017-06-13 19:14

Uche's real journey had yet to begin but he had already spent four days in the northern Nigerian city of Kano after travelling on public buses and potholed roads from Imo state in the southeast.

Soldiers clash with Islamists in Somalia's Puntland region

2017-06-08 19:02

A dawn raid by jihadists on a military camp in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region left at least 10 soldiers dead, security officials have said.

Mali officials deny couple stoned by 'Islamists'

2017-05-29 20:32

A threat by radical Islamists in northeast Mali to punish an unmarried couple with death by stoning finally was not carried out, local officials have said.

Suspected jihadists wreck Mali primary school

2017-05-25 19:15

Suspected Islamic extremists have wrecked a primary school in central Mali out of hostility to Western-style education, local administrators and paramilitary police have said .

SA hostage in Mali marks 2000 days in captivity

2017-05-17 19:35

More than five years after her son had been captured by a rebel group in Mali, Stephen McGown’s ailing mother wants him freed before she takes her last breath, Gift of the Givers says.

Mali extends state of emergency by 6 months

2017-04-29 20:20

Mali has extended a state of emergency by six months until October 31 as the west African nation battles a jihadist insurgency.


Mali ex-rebels reject national charter on peace deal anniversary

2017-06-20 22:07

Mali's former rebel alliance have rejected a national reconciliation charter unveiled on the second anniversary of the signing a peace deal with the government, underscoring the country's fraying peace process.

5 killed in jihadi attack on Mali resort outside capital

2017-06-19 20:35

Islamic extremists who stormed a resort area popular with foreigners killed 5 people, including a Portuguese soldier who had been serving in the European Union mission

Mali resort attack: Five suspected jihadists arrested

2017-06-19 15:00

Mali's government says five suspected jhadists are in custody after an assault on a popular tourist resort near the capital, Bamako, which left two civilians dead.

In Burkina Faso, living with risk of terror is new reality

2017-06-15 20:57

Gaetan Santomenna lost his wife, his 9-year-old son and his mother the night jihadists attacked his cafe in Burkina Faso's capital before striking a nearby hotel.

US forces conduct strike against Somalia's Al-Shabaab: Pentagon

2017-06-11 20:22

US forces carried out a strike in conjunction with Somali special forces against Al-Shabaab approximately 300km southwest of Mogadishu, according to the Pentagon.

Nearly 70 dead in al-Shabaab attack on Somalia military base

2017-06-08 16:36

Heavily armed al-Shabaab extremists have stormed a military base in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing close to 70 people, say officials.

Father of Manchester bomb suspect 'was in militant group'

2017-05-25 20:17

The father of suspected Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was once part of a Libyan militant group with alleged ties to Al-Qaeda, a Libyan security source has said.

8 police officers killed by separate bomb blasts in Kenya

2017-05-24 22:45

Eight Kenyan police officers were killed when their vehicles ran over improvised bombs in two separate incidents near the border with Somalia, officials have said.

UN: Sexual violence increasingly used as 'terrorism' tactic

2017-05-16 15:01

A top UN official says sexual violence is increasingly being used as "a tactic of terrorism" from Iraq, Syria and Yemen to Somalia, Nigeria and Mali.

Roadside bomb in Somalia kills 8 soldiers, police say

2017-04-25 09:58

A Somali police official says a roadside bomb in a remote town in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland has killed eight soldiers and injured three others.

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