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US officials: 4th US soldier dead after attack in Niger

2017-10-07 13:00

US officials say a soldier who had been missing for nearly two days in Niger has been found dead, a result of a deadly ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists on a joint patrol of American and Niger forces

HRW accuses Mali, Burkina troops of sweeping rights abuses

2017-09-08 20:23

Malian and Burkinabe soldiers have killed, tortured and disappeared civilians while trying to root out jihadists in central Mali, Human Rights Watch has said.

New security measures in Burkina capital after attacks

2017-09-05 12:31

Burkina Faso has put in place new security measures in the capital Ouagadougou following attacks by suspected jihadists last month that killed 19 people, the security minister says.

Burkina Faso stunned by another deadly extremist attack

2017-08-16 16:33

The scene was all too familiar: Islamic extremists striking a popular dining spot while dozens of patrons, many of them foreigners, took a break from daily life in Burkina Faso.

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.

Top Africa Stories: Zim, Sierra Leone, Kenya

2017-08-14 18:53

Zimbabwe's 'poisoned' Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been airlifted to SA for medical attention, and at least 200 have died in Sierra Leone mudslides.

Operation against Burkina attackers is over: minister

2017-08-14 12:27

Security forces in the Burkina Faso capital have concluded an operation against suspected jihadist gunmen who launched a deadly attack on a restaurant, the communications minister says.

Suspected jihadists kill 5 in Burkina Faso: local official

2017-07-26 06:05

Suspected jihadists have killed five people in a series of attacks overnight in northern Burkina Faso, local officials and security sources say.

France's Macron due in Mali to back Sahel anti-jihad force

2017-06-30 19:28

President Emmanuel Macron is due in Mali on Sunday to consolidate Western backing for a regional anti-jihadist force, as France beefs up its counter-terror operations in the area.

Burkina Faso to invest $700m to fight extremism

2017-06-23 15:33

Burkina Faso's government has announced it will invest more than $700m over four years to eradicate poverty in the Sahel and northern region of the West African country to prevent youth from joining jihadi groups.


Togo lawmakers begin study of constitutional reform plan

2017-09-15 19:01

Lawmakers in Togo have began looking at a bill to revamp the country's constitution and introduce a presidential term limit, after days of protests against Faure Gnassingbe's regime.

Head of Burkina's top media panel charged with embezzlement

2017-09-07 20:00

The president of the Higher Council of Communication (CSC) in Burkina Faso, Nathalie Some, has been detained and charged with a range of financial crimes, a legal source has said

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.

Focus on Africa: 'Terror attack', gold medal for Semenya and more

Each week News24 brings you the week's top stories on the African continent. Seventeen people were killed by three gunmen in a restaurant in Burkina Faso, while Caster Semenya made waves on the track, and on social media. Watch for more.

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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.

Macron condemns 'terrorist attack' in Ouagadougou

2017-08-14 14:58

French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned an overnight assault by presumed jihadists on a Turkish restaurant in Ouagadougou, calling it a "terrorist attack".

At least 17 dead in Burkina Faso restaurant 'terrorist attack'

2017-08-14 06:23

At least 17 people have been killed and eight injured in a "terrorist attack" on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, the government says.

AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping

2017-07-06 11:53

The African Union's new chair Moussa Faki Mahamat has questioned US commitment to fighting terrorism on the continent after it blocked efforts to get UN funding for an anti-jihadist force in the Sahel.

ANC cadres are revolutionaries no more

2017-06-27 07:55

The ANC’s faux revolutionaries are more interested in enriching themselves, empowering their business partners and enjoying Johnny Walker Black, than in the plight of ordinary people, writes Max du Preez.

UN Security Council unanimously welcomes Sahel force

2017-06-21 19:31

The UN Security Council unanimously has adopted a resolution that paves the way for the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region.

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