ARTICLES RELATING TO AQIM

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.

Landmine kills Chadian peacekeeper in Mali

2014-09-15 06:04

A Chadian UN peacekeeper has been killed and several others injured when their vehicle struck a landmine in northern Mali, military sources in the country says.

Jihadists claim French soldier blast

2014-07-17 18:15

A jihadist movement led by al-Qaeda-linked Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack that killed a French soldier in Mali.

Boko Haram is Nigeria's 'biggest threat'

2014-07-01 09:10

Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group has become the biggest security threat of Africa's top oil producer, even as the US imposed sanctions on its leader Abubakar Shekau in 2012.

 

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.

UN asks Sahel countries to set up border patrols

2014-08-28 07:56

The UN Security Council has asked African countries of the troubled Sahel region to set up regional patrols to better protect their borders from organized crime and terror groups.

2 Tunisian soldiers killed in 'terrorist' attack

2014-07-17 08:44

At least two Tunisian soldiers have been killed and several wounded in "terrorist" attacks on two army posts near the border with Algeria, the country's defence ministry says.

UN blacklists Boko Haram leader

2014-06-26 13:02

The UN has sanctioned the leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram and a splinter group, the first individual and entity to be designated by the world body since the Islamist militant group was blacklisted.

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