Gunmen storm Burkina police station

2016-05-18 23:45

Two police were wounded, one of them seriously, when heavily-armed gunmen attacked a Burkina police station near the border with Mali.

Algeria says militant chief killed

2016-03-15 06:19

A militant leader who joined the Islamic State jihadist group has been killed in an army operation west of the Algerian capital.

Ivory Coast tightens security

2016-03-14 21:56

Ivory Coast authorities have ordered three days of mourning and tightened security at public places and at its borders after the first jihadist attack on its soil.

Malian jihadist accused of Timbuktu war crimes

2016-03-01 23:30

Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court have accused a Malian jihadist of a war crime by attacking the centuries-old world heritage site of Timbuktu.

Burkina president vows to free kidnapped Australian pair

2016-01-25 21:31

Burkina Faso's head of state has vowed to do everything in his power to secure the release of an elderly Australian doctor and his wife.

Tributes pour in after photographer Alaoui's death

2016-01-19 22:55

Tributes poured in Tuesday following the death of a Franco-Moroccan photographer, the 30th and latest victim of a bloody attack by al-Qaeda gunmen on a top Burkina Faso hotel.

Burkina Faso tightens security after attack

2016-01-18 19:10

Security is being beefed up across Burkina Faso's capital as businesses and banks reopen.

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.


Ghana, Togo boost security after attack warning

2016-04-25 21:53

Security has been beefed up in Accra and Lome following a leaked intelligence report that indicated Islamist militants were likely to launch their next attacks in Ghana and Togo.

Al-Qaeda focuses on soft targets in West Africa

2016-03-14 22:54

The attack on an Ivory Coast beach resort by an al-Qaeda affiliate is the latest sign it is shifting its focus to soft targets.

US urges tighter West Africa responses

2016-03-02 06:02

West Africa's armed forces, police and governments need to ramp up cross-border links to contain Islamist groups now increasingly staging spectacular attacks on civilian targets, US and local top brass say.

Tunisian army kills suspected jihadist

2016-02-23 08:06

A suspected jihadist hasbeen killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in a mountainous area of central Tunisia.

West Africa braces for more attacks

2016-01-20 23:08

At the King Fahd Palace hotel in Dakar, armed guards are inspecting the trunks of every taxi at the gate.

Three Burkina Faso attack suspects still at large

2016-01-19 20:56

A jihadist attack on a top Burkina Faso hotel was carried out by six gunmen, three of whom are still on the run.

Zuma condemns deadly attack at top Burkina Faso hotel

2016-01-16 16:30

President Jacob Zuma has condemned the terrorist attacks at a restaurant and a hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the Department of International Relations and Co-operation says.

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.

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