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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.

‘I just tried to stay positive’ — McGown

2017-08-13 06:00

After being kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants in Mali six years ago, Sephen McGown finally returns home.

Kenya since 2007-2008 post-election violence

2017-08-08 21:20

Below are key dates since post-election violence in Kenya in 2007-2008 left more than 1 100 people dead, the worst violence in the east African country since independence in 1963:

US confirms airstrike killed al-Shabaab commander in Somalia

2017-08-04 18:22

The US military has confirmed it killed a high-level commander of the al-Shabaab extremist group with an airstrike in Somalia over the weekend, targeting a man blamed for planning deadly attacks in the capital of the Horn of Africa nation.

Al-Shabaab commander thought killed in Somalia airstrike

2017-07-31 21:27

The US military says it carried out a drone strike in Somalia that killed a member of the al-Shabaab extremist group, while Somalia's government said it believes the strike killed a high-level al-Shabaab commander responsible for several deadly bombings in the capital.

Trump administration letting Africa's crises drift: Experts

2017-07-19 20:15

When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month's G20 summit while Africa was discussed and had daughter Ivanka sit in for him, critics blasted it as a breach of diplomatic protocol.

ISIS claims attack in Egypt's Sinai that killed 23 soldiers

2017-07-08 17:55

Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has claimed responsibility for Sinai attack that killed at least 23 soldiers.

3 officers die in fierce Shabaab raid on Kenyan police camp

2017-07-06 06:05

Three policemen were killed in seven hours of fighting with suspected Shabaab militants who attacked their post in southeastern Kenya, says police.

 

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.

Malian ex-rebels holding child prisoners: UN

2017-08-10 17:25

Former rebels are holding child prisoners in their stronghold city of Kidal following clashes with a rival armed group in northern Mali, the United Nations has said.

At least 2 killed in car bomb blast in Somalia's capital

2017-08-05 11:00

At least two people were killed in an apparent car bomb blast on a major street in Somalia's capital evening, says police, just hours after the US military confirmed that a recent airstrike had killed a high-level al-Shabaab extremist commander blamed for deadly attacks in Mogadishu.

2 former Guantanamo detainees allowed to stay in Ghana

2017-08-02 19:08

Lawmakers in Ghana have ratified an agreement that allows two former Guantanamo Bay detainees to stay in the West African country.

UN helicopter crashes in Mali accident: UN source

2017-07-26 18:17

A UN helicopter crashed in northern Mali in an apparent accident while serving with the 12 000-strong peacekeeping force in the country, a UN source has told AFP.

Libya strongman in UAE for talks on military 'cooperation'

2017-07-09 19:29

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has met with UAE leaders for talks on military cooperation, state media have said, days after announcing the retaking of second city Benghazi from jihadists.

Tunisia homeland worse than Guantanamo for 2 ex-prisoners

2017-07-07 20:46

Two Tunisian former Guantanamo detainees say coming home has been a nightmare, and are asking their government to end what they describe as constant police harassment

Libya forces corner jihadists in Benghazi district

2017-07-06 06:05

Forces loyal to east Libya strongman Khalifa Haftar say they have cornered the last jihadists in a neighbourhood of second city Benghazi and vowed that victory is "imminent".

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