There are hundreds if not thousands of public servants who are facing disciplinary action - they did not benefit directly, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Seven children and four women were among 14 civilians killed when a roadside bomb blew up their bus in northwestern Burkina Faso, the government has said.
Ongoing attacks by a terrorist organisation with possible links to ISIS in Cabo Delgado, the northernmost province of Mozambique, has left behind a trail of destruction with no end in sight which could have an impact on South Africa if left unchecked.
Britain's Boris Johnson has said he had ordered the security services to step up monitoring of convicted terrorists released early from prison, prompting accusations that he was exploiting the London Bridge attack for political gain.
Turkey has deported three foreign jihadists, with more than 20 Europeans including French and Germans in the process of being expelled to their countries of origin.
President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States knows who the Islamic State group's new leader is, after the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a US-led commando raid.
US officials says that the body of Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was buried at sea as fresh details surfaced about the US special forces operation that led to his death over the weekend.
Relatives of French jihadists and their families held in Syria say the Turkish offensive and the ensuing advance of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces have added to the urgency of bringing them home.
The US Air Force have shown off a jaw-dropping video which shows them bombing what they say is a "Daesh infested island".
During Islamic State's control of Mosul, an Iraqi teenager lost her eyesight due to lack of medical access. But the setback did not dent the perseverance she needed to become a presenter at a local radio station.
The US Justice Department announced the arrest of two refugees from Somalia who were allegedly planning to travel to Egypt to join the Islamic State group.
Jihadists aligned to the Islamic State group have released a video claiming to show the execution of 11 Christians in restive northeast Nigeria.
Usman Khan, who killed two people in the London Bridge terror attack last week, was a convicted terrorist who had been released halfway through his sentence.
The case against terror-accused twins Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie has been postponed and an order handed down by the Gauteng High Court in for the State to hand over further particulars as requested by the defence.
Mali's president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has declared three days of mourning after a militant attack on an army base killed more than 40 soldiers last week in one of the deadliest strikes on the country's military.
It is likely that President Donald Trump's withdrawal from Syria will result in turmoil, just as Barack Obama's pullout from Iraq did in 2010.
More than 100 prisoners of the Islamic State extremist movement have escaped in Syria in the chaos since Turkey's incursion, a senior US official says.
Indonesian police said they have arrested more than two dozen suspected militants after members of a network linked to the Islamic State (ISIS) group tried to assassinate a government minister.
Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria has handed over three siblings linked with the Islamic State group to Nigeria, the first such repatriation to the African country, an official says.
The Islamic State jihadist group is 'resurging' in Syria even as the United States withdrew troops, and is solidifying its insurgent capabilities in neighbouring Iraq, a Defence Department watchdog says.
Australia is poised to bar its citizens who have fought for the Islamic State militant group from returning home for up to two years, under new laws discussed in parliament.
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