US puts Algerian al-Qaeda figure on terror blacklist

2015-09-10 07:33

The United State has added an Algerian Islamist who once called for a global “jihad” against France, to its terror blacklist.

Mali arrests 5 over Qaeda attack that killed 11 soldiers

2015-08-06 10:06

Malian forces have arrested five people suspected of involvement in an attack that left 11 soldiers dead, but the release of a former top jihadist has sparked outrage among human rights groups.

Al-Qaeda claims attack on Algerian troops

2015-07-19 20:38

The North African branch of al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed at least nine Algerian soldiers on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

McGown family happy to see son alive

2015-06-26 05:34

The father of kidnapped South African Stephen McGown says he is happy to see his son in good health, and even still in possession of his watch and wedding ring.

Al Qaeda's North African wing claims 2 Algerian attacks

2015-06-07 18:28

The North African wing of al-Qaeda has claimed two attacks on Algerian military and security forces in the east of the country that killed at least five people.

Bardo museum attackers linked to militants

2015-03-27 10:03

Tunisia says an attack on a Tunis museum last week was launched by a cell of 23 militants, including an Algerian and Moroccans.

Algeria finds body of beheaded Frenchman

2015-01-15 21:09

Algerian troops have found the body of French tourist Herve Gourdel, months after he was beheaded by jihadists.

SA hostage still held in Mali

2014-12-09 18:16

Following the release of Franco-Serbian Serge Lazarevic, held captive in north Africa since 24 November 2011, three European/ South Africa hostages remain in the region.

Tunis foils attacks on envoys

2014-10-20 21:00

Tunisian authorities have foiled planned attacks by militants on foreign diplomats and economic installations in recent weeks, Interior Minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou says.

Sekleka rebels kidnap 9 Cameroonians

2014-09-22 16:30

Rebels from the Central African Republic have kidnapped nine Cameroonian nationals to press the Cameroonian government to release their leader.


Algerian troops clash with Islamist gunmen

2015-09-09 16:06

Algerian soldiers and Islamist gunmen clashed during an ongoing operation against Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb group, the defence ministry says.

11 soldiers killed in attack on Mali camp

2015-08-04 07:47

Eleven soldiers have been killed in a “terrorist” attack on their camp in northern Mali’s Timbuktu region, a government statement says, an assault claimed by al-Qaeda’s front group in the region.

French special forces kill top al-Qaeda militant in Mali

2015-07-07 15:38

French special forces have killed a leader of al-Qaeda’s north African branch who was suspected of playing a role in the kidnapping of hostage Serge Lazarevic, the army says.

SA hostage seen on Qaeda video

2015-06-22 23:29

A private Mauritanian news agency has obtained a video showing a South African and a Swede who were kidnapped in Mali in 2011 and are being held by Al-Qaeda.

Militants kill Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper in Mali's capital

2015-05-26 11:04

Militants have opened fire on two Bangladeshi peacekeepers in Mali’s Bamako, killing one, the second attack within days in the capital of what is considered the most dangerous UN mission in the world.

US army to provide equipment to fight Boko Haram

2015-02-18 10:38

The US military will share communications equipment and intelligence with African allies to assist them in the fight against Nigeria Islam group Boko Haram, the commander of US Special Forces operations in Africa says.

French army kills 'big fish' jihadist in Mali

2014-12-12 12:04

The French army says it has killed a top jihadist commander in a military operation in northern Mali, describing it as a heavy blow to Islamists operating in West Africa.

French fight insurgents in Mali

2014-10-29 23:16

French forces have clashed with al Qaeda-linked militants in northern Mali.

ISIS-linked jihadists behead Frenchman

2014-09-25 06:12

Jihadists linked to ISIS have beheaded a Frenchman abducted in Algeria in a video posted online, but President Francois Hollande vowed France would not give in to blackmail.

UN slams killing of Chadian peacekeeper in Mali

2014-09-15 08:58

The UN has condemned the killing of a Chadian peacekeeper in Mali, saying the such attacks won't alter the determination of the United Nations to support the Malian people in their search for peace.

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