Bombers hit Chad's capital

2015-06-29 19:09

Two suicide bombings have hit Chad's capital, killing 11 including 5 police officers, witnesses say.

Argentinean kidnapped in Nigeria freed - police

2015-06-29 15:52

An Argentinean who was kidnapped by gunmen near a farm where he was working in Nigeria’s Niger state has been released, a police spokesperson says.

Suicide bombing kills 11 in Chad's capital

2015-06-29 14:05

A suicide bombing has killed 11 people in the Chadian capital N'Djamena after he blew himself up when police officers on patrol approached him.

Gunmen attack village in southern Mali

2015-06-28 17:07

Armed men have attacked a village in the southern Mali region of Sikasso close to the border with Ivory Coast, defence ministry spokesperson Colonel Diaran Kone has told Reuters.

Two Mali soldiers killed in jihadist attack

2015-06-28 07:50

Two Malian soldiers have died in a jihadist attack on the southwestern town of Nara, on the Mauritania border, with four Islamist fighters also killed, security sources and witnesses say.

Gunmen attack western Mali town in pre-dawn raid

2015-06-27 14:30

Gunmen have attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring Mauritania, a town resident and senior military sources say.

Nigerian court sentences nine to death for blasphemy

2015-06-26 21:01

Nine people have been sentenced to death in northern Nigeria after being found guilty of blasphemy, a court clerk and the head of the religious police says.

Niger army, Boko Haram clash

2015-06-26 06:06

The Niger army and Boko Haram extremists have clashed after militants killed 5 in a village attack.

Argentinean kidnapped in Nigeria - police

2015-06-25 17:02

Gunmen have kidnapped an Argentinian national near a farm where he was working in Niger state, north central Nigeria, police say.

2 Lebanese men abducted in Nigeria's oil delta

2015-06-25 11:48

Gunmen in two speed boats have abducted two Lebanese citizens and killed two policemen in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta, police say.


Mali calls for calm after jihadist attack

2015-06-29 18:00

Mali's government has appealed for calm after jihadists ransacked a town near the Ivory Coast border in the second attack in the south in less than three weeks.

Chad forces kill 6 militants, lose 5 officers in operation

2015-06-29 15:12

Chadian security forces have killed six militants and lost five officers as they stormed an illegal arms cache site of the capital, state prosecutor Alghassim Khamiss says.

Gambian president sacked Supreme Court judges

2015-06-29 09:53

Gambia's hardline president, Yahya Jammeh has dismissed two judges in the Supreme Court after criticising the court’s move to commute several death sentences to life sentences in prison, a leading lawyer says.

Five killed in Nigeria suicide bombing

2015-06-28 14:04

At least five people have been killed and 10 others wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up near a leprosy hospital on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

11 dead in suspected Islamist attack on Mali town

2015-06-27 20:00

Suspected Islamist fighters have attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring Mauritania, leaving up to 11 people dead, an army nurse says.

Bomber who ran away feeds fears extremists using captives

2015-06-27 07:09

A suicide bomber who ran away cements fears Nigeria's Boko Haram is using captives as weapons.

Gambian leader accused of pricing rivals out of polls

2015-06-26 09:07

Pro-democracy activists have accused Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh of trying to price potential opponents out of the market through astronomical rises in registration fees for presidential elections.

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.

Niger army says it killed 15 Boko Haram militants

2015-06-25 14:53

Niger’s army says it killed 15 Boko Haram militants in the course of land and air operation against the armed Islamist group.

Guinea quarantines villages in reinforced bid to stamp out Ebola

2015-06-25 08:24

Guinea will put four villages under a 21-day quarantine as part of a robust strategy to stamp out a lingering Ebola epidemic after new cases of the disease were discovered there.

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