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Jihadist ambush on US forces shows new danger in Sahel

2017-10-20 06:10

The ambush in West Africa that killed four US service members has highlighted the danger posed by a newly rebranded jihadist group in the region.

Eiffel Tower to dim lights for Somalia victims

2017-10-16 22:00

The Eiffel Tower will dim its lights in solidarity with Somalia and in mourning for more than 300 people killed in the country's deadliest-ever attack.

Somalia truck bomb: deadly precedents around the world

2017-10-16 19:05

The Mogadishu truck bomb which has killed more than 300 people is one of the most deadly attacks using vehicles as a weapon over the past three decades.

Death toll from blast in Somalia's capital rises to 189

2017-10-15 14:14

The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital rose to 189 with more than 200 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in the Horn of Africa nation, police and hospital sources has said.

At least 20 dead in 'huge' Mogadishu blast: police

2017-10-14 17:01

More than 20 people were killed when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, a police official has said.

4 dead in suicide bombing at Somalia restaurant, police say

2017-09-09 11:01

A Somali police officer says four people are dead after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant in Baidoa town in southwestern Somalia.

Elders protest after Somali troops kill 'jihadists'

2017-08-26 18:59

Somali officials have said they had killed eight jihadist fighters during an overnight operation, denying claims from local elders that they had shot civilians dead, two of them children.

Four 'hacked to death' in Kenya attack claimed by Shabaab

2017-08-18 20:33

Four people were hacked to death and their houses torched in an attack claimed by Shabaab militants in Kenya's coastal Lamu county, says police.

US says airstrikes kill 7 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

2017-08-17 21:01

The US military says it has killed seven al-Shabaab fighters in a series of airstrikes in Somalia as the Trump administration steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa.

At least 18 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant attack

2017-08-14 20:51

At least 18 people including eight or more foreigners were gunned down in a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso, officials have said, the latest west African attack to target a spot popular with expats.

 

Video released of Mali troops held by al-Qaeda-linked group

2017-10-19 20:29

A video has been released that reportedly shows 11 Mali soldiers held hostage by an extremist group linked to al-Qaeda

After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabaab onslaught

2017-10-16 20:07

As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabaab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that the international focus on extremism can't afford to overlook the African continent.

US condemns 'cowardly' attack on Somali capital

2017-10-15 18:06

The United States is joining the condemnation of a massive truck bombing in Somalia's capital that left scores dead.

Death toll from blast in Somalia's capital rises to 53

2017-10-15 12:06

The death toll from a huge truck bomb blast in Somalia's capital rose to 53 as hospitals struggled to cope with the high number of casualties, security and medical sources have said.

US says it killed 17 ISIS militants with airstrikes in Libya

2017-09-25 11:30

The United States says it has launched airstrikes in Libya that killed 17 Islamic State militants and destroyed three vehicles

US says airstrike kills 3 al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia

2017-09-06 18:00

The US military says it has killed three members of the al-Shabaab extremist group with a "precision airstrike" in Somalia.

10 civilians, including kids, dead in US-backed Somalia raid

2017-08-26 17:07

Ten civilians, including three children, were killed in a raid by foreign and Somali forces on a farm in southern Somalia, a deputy governor has said, as the US military confirmed it supported a counter-terror operation in the area and said it would look into the allegations.

Ex-chief of jihadist 'Islamic police' on trial in Mali

2017-08-18 15:39

The head of an Islamic police brigade deployed by jihadists controlling a city in northern Mali in 2012 went on trial on Friday accused of cutting off victims' hands and publicly whipping women.

Burkina restaurant attackers 'came from Mali': security source

2017-08-16 19:36

Militants who shot and killed 18 people at a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital most likely came from Mali, a security source in Ouagadougou has said.

Popular sites targeted in string of Africa attacks

2017-08-14 19:49

The attack on a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday was the latest in a series of assaults in Africa targeting spots popular with foreigners and locals alike.

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