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.

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.


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.

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.

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