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.

Mali says 700-plus polling stations couldn't operate in vote

2018-07-30 19:48

More than 700 polling stations across Mali were not able to operate in the elections, which took place under the threat of attack by extremists, the government has said.

Shabaab claims twin car blasts near Somali presidency

2018-07-14 19:36

Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility gunshots were exchanged outside the presidential palace in Mogadishu in an attack in which two car bombs were also detonated.

Damascus raises flag in Daraa, but tough battles ahead

2018-07-14 10:38

The rapid fall of Daraa city, the cradle of Syria's uprising, is an important victory for President Bashar al-Assad's regime, but the country's devastating war is far from over, analysts say.

More than 10 000 jihadists in Africa, US-led coalition hears

2018-06-27 06:02

Africa is home to more than 10 000 jihadists from the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Morocco's foreign minister has told a meeting of the US-led coalition Tuesday.


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.

'I am very scared for the elections'; Mali goes to the polls

2018-07-27 15:22

Mali's voters have been warned: Months before the presidential election, the local branch of al-Qaeda issued a statement telling people in this increasingly volatile West African nation to stay away from the polls.

6 dead after attackers target Somalia's presidential palace

2018-07-14 16:00

Somali security forces have shot dead three extremists and foiled an attempted al-Shabaab attack on the presidential palace that began with a car bomb exploding

Al-Qaeda affiliate in Mali says it attacked military base

2018-07-02 10:39

An al-Qaeda affiliate in Mali says it carried out a suicide attack on the military headquarters of the five-nation counterterror force which killed three people in the central part of this West African country.

US military: 4 soldiers wounded in Somalia treated, in Kenya

2018-06-09 16:32

Four US service members who were wounded in an extremist attack in Somalia that killed one special operations soldier have been treated and discharged, the US military says.

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