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Kenyan court orders 4 more attack suspects to be held

2019-01-21 20:35

4 people suspected of helping Islamic extremists attack a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital last week have appeared in court

Kenya police arrest wife, father of hotel suicide bomber

2019-01-19 19:00

Kenyan police have arrested the wife and father of a man identified as the suicide bomber in an attack on Nairobi's Dusit hotel complex that left 21 dead, a police source says.

13 dead in Burkina Faso after suspected jihadist attack

2019-01-02 18:07

At least 13 people have died after suspected jihadists attacked a village in central-northern Burkina Faso, triggering a deadly bout of ethnic violence, local sources and a security official say.

New US airstrike in Somalia kills 3 al-Shabaab extremists

2018-11-29 10:31

The US military says it has killed three al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in central Somalia as it continues to attack a new base of operations for the al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

Algerian tied to cartoonist death plot sentenced to 15 years

2018-10-31 18:41

An al-Qaeda suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.

US airstrike in Somalia kills 9 al-Shabaab extremists

2018-10-02 12:56

The US military says it has conducted an airstrike that killed nine al-Shabaab extremists after its fighters attacked Somali government forces.

Mali's GSIM added to US 'foreign terrorist' list

2018-09-06 08:04

The United States has added the Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), a fusion of three Malian jihadist groups allied to al-Qaeda, to its list of "foreign terrorist organisations."

Jihadist leader killed in Mali French airstrike: army

2018-08-28 12:25

A top jihadist leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara group, an aide and two civilians have been killed in northeastern Mali by a French airstrike, the French command centre in Paris has said.

Mali's president wins runoff vote with more than 67%

2018-08-16 13:26

Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has won another term in a runoff election with more than 67% of the vote.

Kenya, Tanzania remember al-Qaeda bomb attacks of 1998

2018-08-07 18:26

Kenya and Tanzania have marked the 20th anniversary of devastating US embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam, which signalled al-Qaeda's emergence as a deadly player on the global stage.

 

Kenyan police say attack on Chinese facilities is repelled

2019-01-21 05:43

Kenyan police say gunmen opened fire on Chinese construction facilities in an eastern area, days after Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Nairobi.

US airstrike in Somalia kills 10 al-Shabaab extremists

2019-01-03 18:30

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 10 members of the al-Shaabab extremist group.

Three wounded in mortar attack on Somalia UN base: UN

2019-01-02 10:02

Three people have been wounded after gunmen fired a barrage of mortars that landed inside the main United Nations base in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, the UN says.

French forces kill at least 30 extremists in central Mali

2018-11-24 12:00

France's ministry for the armed forces says its anti-terrorism forces in Mali have killed at least 30 al-Qaeda-linked extremists in central Mali.

AU force says key al-Shabaab commander killed

2018-10-25 14:00

The African Union force in Somalia says it has killed a "chief finance controller" for the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab extremist group.

4 dead in blast at district headquarters in Somali capital

2018-09-10 12:31

At least four people are dead after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at the gate of a district headquarters in Mogadishu, a Somali police officer says.

PICS: British Prime Minister May in Kenya to boost economic ties

2018-08-30 16:10

British Prime Minister Theresa May has become the first UK leader to visit Kenya in 30 years, bringing security and development funding to East Africa's commercial hub and neighbouring Somalia as Britain seeks to boost economic ties ahead of a bumpy exit from the EU in March.

US military airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab kills 2

2018-08-22 13:30

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabaab extremists, killing two fighters.

In heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso faces rising extremism

2018-08-15 18:06

The extremists approached the shepherd and made their intentions clear: They were seizing only the cattle owned by the deputy mayor of Burkina Faso's rural commune of Deou and leaving the others alone.

US military in Africa says changes made to protect troops

2018-07-31 16:11

The US military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armoured vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the US Africa Command says.

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