Canada to send peacekeepers to Mali: official

2018-03-17 15:30

Canada will send peacekeepers backed by helicopters to the troubled west African nation of Mali before autumn, a government source says.

Investigators probe deadly twin attacks in Ouagadougou

2018-03-04 07:30

Authorities in Burkina Faso were are hunting for clues about the masterminds behind Friday's deadly twin attacks on the French embassy and the country's military HQ.

Tunisia kills senior al-Qaeda member

2018-01-22 08:37

Tunisian security forces have killed a senior member of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb who was wanted by Algeria for two and a half decades, officials say.

Nigeria, neighbours in joint operation against Boko Haram leaders

2018-01-10 11:46

Four west African states have launched a major offensive against the Boko Haram jihadist group in Nigeria, the military says.

Suicide bomber kills 10 at Somali police academy, police say

2017-12-14 11:30

An Islamic extremist suicide bomber has killed at least 10 people at a police academy in Somalia's capital, police say.

2 Algerian policemen killed in ISIS-claimed suicide bombing

2017-09-01 13:17

A suicide bomber has killed two Algerian policemen, including one who threw himself on the attacker whose explosives belt then detonated, state media says, in the second such jihadist attack this year in the north African state.

UN: Islamic State is funding attacks, al-Qaeda is resilient

2017-08-11 13:21

UN experts say that despite military pressure and falling revenue, the Islamic State extremist group is still capable of sending funds to supporters and motivating attacks in Europe and elsewhere and al-Qaeda remains resilient.

UN investigating mass graves in northern Mali

2017-08-06 16:01

The United Nations says it is investigating mass graves found in a northern Mali town along with a slew of human rights abuses committed by armed groups vying for control of the area.

Sudan may return to war if US keeps sanctions: minister

2017-07-12 13:30

Sudan could fall back into war if Washington fails to lift decades-old sanctions, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has said, insisting that Khartoum sees the embargo as "unacceptable".

US carries out airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia

2017-07-04 13:53

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia as the Trump administration quietly steps up efforts against the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa.


Police given OK to hold suspects in Nairobi courthouse plot

2018-03-17 14:22

A Kenyan court is allowing police to continue detaining five people who allegedly planned to attack a Nairobi courthouse so a Muslim cleric facing terror charges could escape.

Four civilians killed in Mali as army imposes traffic restrictions

2018-02-04 19:08

At least four civilians have been killed in a suspected jihadist attack in northern Mali over the weekend, local officials said Sunday.

Somalia's Shabaab forcing civilians to hand over children: HRW

2018-01-15 17:13

Somalia's al-Qaeda linked Shabaab insurgents are increasingly threatening civilians to force them to hand over young children for "indoctrination and military training", Human Rights Watch says.

US commander orders new probe into deadly Somalia raid

2017-12-14 12:33

The head of US Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces.

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.

War court poised for historic ruling on Timbuktu jihadist rampage

2017-08-17 09:30

War crimes judges are poised to make legal history with a ruling on compensation for the destruction of fabled shrines in the Malian town of Timbuktu, an act ordered by a now-repentant jihadist.

Stephen McGown on the 'ups and downs' of clinging to hope

2017-08-10 22:50

After years of false hope, former al-Qaeda hostage Stephen McGown said he got tired of believing that he would ever be released.

At least 4 Mali civilians killed in suspected jihadist attack

2017-07-26 12:00

At least four civilians, including a child, have been killed in an attack by suspected jihadist militants in northeast Mali, security and official sources said.

Canada to apologise, pay former Gitmo prisoner

2017-07-04 17:22

Canada's government will give millions to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a US soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15.

Family of SA hostage in Mali wants him out 'as quickly as possible'

2017-07-03 16:24

The family of Stephen McGown, a South African who has been held hostage in Mali hopes that government will negotiate his release soon following a new proof-of-life video.

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