Tanzanian 'criminals' seeking base in Mozambique: police

2018-10-19 17:39

Armed Tanzanians are seeking to establish a base in Mozambique, police have said, after the arrest of dozens of suspected militants from Tanzania in connection with deadly Islamist attacks across the border.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe interviewer sued, Kanye West gets Ugandan name

2018-10-17 07:34

A veteran interviewer of former president Robert Mugabe is being sued for $1m by ZBC, and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni has given US rapper Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian Ugandan names.

Egypt's president wants Libya to hand over captured militant

2018-10-11 17:25

Egypt's president says he wants a prominent militant captured in Libya this week extradited so that he can be "held accountable."

Egyptian investigators in Libya to question wanted militant

2018-10-10 17:11

Security officials say Egyptian investigators are in Libya to join allied Libyans in interrogation of senior militant

Egypt army says 52 suspected jihadists killed in Sinai

2018-10-08 14:56

Egyptian security forces pressing a campaign against Islamist militants have killed 52 suspected jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula in operations in which three soldiers also died, the army says.

More than 20 Tuaregs killed in Mali: sources

2018-10-01 19:51

More than 20 Tuareg civilians were killed late last week in Mali's restive frontier with Niger, security sources have told AFP.

Nigerian troops fight off Boko Haram attack

2018-09-27 17:31

Nigerian troops have repelled an attack on a military base by Boko Haram jihadists in the country's northeast, the army and security sources have said.

Nigeria troops repel fresh Boko Haram base attack

2018-09-13 19:35

Soldiers have thwarted another Boko Haram attack on an army base in northeast Nigeria, the latest in a series of offensives against military targets in the remote region.

Boko Haram captures Nigerian town after troop attack

2018-09-09 14:00

Boko Haram jihadists have been in control of a town in northeast Nigeria after sacking a military base, in the latest attack that raises questions about claims they are weakened to the point of defeat.

Checkpoint attack kills six Libyan soldiers - ministry

2018-08-24 13:44

An attack on a checkpoint between the Libyan capital and the town of Zliten has killed six soldiers of the UN-backed unity government, an interior ministry source has said.


Father of midwife murdered by Boko Haram hails her humanitarian work

2018-10-17 21:41

The father of a young midwife executed by Boko Haram has blasted the jihadists for killing his daughter, hailing the "immense help" she gave to her community and expressing hope for the safe release of other hostages.

Egypt condemns 17 to death for church attacks

2018-10-11 19:03

An Egyptian military court has sentenced 17 people to death over a series of suicide bombings of churches claimed by the Islamic State group that left dozens dead.

75 bodies found in mass grave near Libya's Sirte

2018-10-10 18:14

A mass grave containing 75 bodies has been found near the former jihadist bastion of Sirte in western Libya, an official has said.

Libyan forces capture fugitive Egyptian militant

2018-10-08 20:29

The self-styled Libyan National Army says it has captured one of Egypt's most wanted militants in a raid in an eastern Libyan town long known to be a stronghold of radical Islamists

ISIS in Egypt's Sinai announces death of top militant

2018-10-03 20:28

The Islamic State group has announced the death of one of its leaders in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, where a security source said 15 jihadists were also killed separately.

Egypt arming Sinai tribesmen in fight against Islamic State

2018-09-27 18:26

Egypt's military is arming Bedouin tribesmen in northern, central parts of Sinai in fight against Islamic State group.

Armed men kill 12 civilians in Mali near Niger border

2018-09-26 18:00

A Tuareg leader says armed men on motorcycles have attacked a nomadic community near Mali's border with Niger, killing at least 12 civilians.

ISIS claims deadly attack on Libya oil company: SITE

2018-09-12 10:16

The ISIS group has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack against the headquarters of Libya's National Oil Corporation which killed two employees, according to a US-based monitor.

US places Kenyan Islamic State group 'financier' on blacklist

2018-09-08 07:02

The US Treasury has named to its sanctions blacklist a Kenyan who it said was a key player in the Islamic State group's global financial network.

Counting Islamic State members, an impossible task

2018-08-24 08:07

Dramatically weakened on the ground, the Islamic State group faces military defeat in its one-time "caliphate" - but experts say it is almost impossible to know how many members it still has.

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