Boko Haram kill two, abduct 25 in bus attack: security, local sources

2018-09-06 19:06

Two people have been killed and 25 others kidnapped in a Boko Haram ambush on a civilian convoy in remote northeast Nigeria, security sources and a local resident have said.

11 million in urgent need in Lake Chad region: NGOs

2018-08-30 21:23

Eleven million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid in the Lake Chad region following nine years of Boko Haram violence, a dozen NGOs have warned.

18 killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad: military source

2018-07-22 10:30

At least 18 people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad region, a Chadian military source says.

African heads of state talk security with France's Macron

2018-07-03 19:33

African heads of state have pledged to coordinate efforts to secure the continent and defeat jihadist organisations, particularly in the Sahel and Nigeria, during talks at the 31st African Union summit being held in Mauritania's capital.

African leaders talk security with French president

2018-07-02 21:38

African heads of state have pledged to coordinate efforts to improve security on the continent and defeat jihadist organisations, particularly in the Sahel and Nigeria, during talks at the 31st African Union summit being held in Mauritania's capital.

Sahel anti-terror force vows to fight on after suicide attack on HQ

2018-07-01 16:23

A five-nation African anti-terror task force has vowed to press on in its battle against jihadists, the day after a suicide attack on the outfit's headquarters in Mali killed two soldiers and a civilian.

Big hurdles await West African anti-crime initiative

2018-07-01 11:06

Facing a rising crime wave from drug-running to human organ smuggling that siphons money into terrorism, 16 West African states have launched an unprecedented data-sharing scheme to fight illegal activity, but observers say the initiative faces sizea

Are African football players finally coming home?

2018-06-15 14:34

More and more European-born players of African descent are returning home, but Africa's 'muscle drain' is far from over.

At least 500 000 malnourished children around Lake Chad risk dying: UN

2018-06-08 20:27

The United Nations has said that half a million severely malnourished children around Africa's Lake Chad need life-saving assistance, but warned funding for humanitarian aid in the region was dramatically low.

Tackle Lake Chad environment to stop Boko Haram: experts

2018-05-09 21:51

Revitalising Lake Chad will stop Boko Haram from gaining a long-term foothold in the region, experts have said, as four countries wrapped up talks aimed at ending in the conflict.


Chad forces bombard rebel positions on Libyan border

2018-09-03 11:11

Chad forces bombarded rebel positions around Tibesti, a town in the far north on the Libyan border, security and local sources have said. .

Chad orders illegal gold miners out of troubled area

2018-08-16 15:36

The Chadian government has said it would assert control over part of the country's far north which has been troubled by a gold rush and a rebel incursion from neighbouring Libya.

Backed by Prince Harry, conservation group expands in Africa

2018-07-08 12:04

The news from Democratic Republic of Congo's Garamba National Park was grim for decades: rangers killed, an elephant population decimated by poachers, marauding armed groups and the disappearance of the last northern white rhinos living in the wild.

Factfile on G5 Sahel force

2018-07-03 14:29

The G5 Sahel force is designed to pool troops from five West African countries fighting jihadism and lawlessness in a sprawling region shaken by Islamist insurgents and trafficking.

AU summit overshadowed by 'security failings' in Sahel after attacks

2018-07-02 19:00

African leaders have gathered in the Mauritanian capital for the final day of a summit overshadowed by security issues after jihadist rebels hammered two fragile Sahel states in successive attacks.

AU summit host warns of 'security failings' in Sahel

2018-07-01 16:23

The host of an African Union summit that opened has warned that a deadly attack against a regional anti-terror force has exposed regional security failings.

Three dead in attack on Mali HQ of G5 Sahel anti-terror force

2018-06-30 17:06

A suicide bomber in a vehicle painted in UN colours attacked the Malian headquarters of an international anti-terror task force, the G5 Sahel, killing two soldiers and a civilian, according to a security source and a local leader.

New EU 'peace fund' could buy weapons for Africa

2018-06-13 20:58

The EU wants to pay for military equipment, including lethal weaponry, for partner countries in crisis zones such as Africa's Sahel region as part of a $12.4bn "peace facility" launched.

UN chief vows to pursue push for Sahel anti-terror force

2018-05-30 20:03

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has vowed to pursue support for an anti-terror force gathering five Sahel nations, despite a US rebuff for UN funding.

6 black rhino from SA arrive safely in Chad

2018-05-05 10:51

Six South African black rhino have safely arrived in Chad, the Department of Environmental Affairs say.

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