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Sudanese protesters keeping pressure on al-Bashir

Hundreds of protesters, mostly students, took to the streets in and near Khartoum, continuing a three-month wave of demonstrations that poses the most serious...

Algerian unions against new government initiative efforts

Thirteen independent Algerian unions refused to back the newly-appointed prime minister’s efforts to form a government he hopes will placate protesters pressuring President Abdelaziz...

Sixteen killed in Mali army base attack

Gunmen attacked and briefly seized a Malian army base, killing at least 16 soldiers and destroying five vehicles in central Mali’s Mopti region, officials...

Khartoum protests continue; Bashir promises dialogue

Protesters chanting anti-government slogans took to the streets of neighbourhoods in the Sudanese capital, eyewitnesses said, while President Omar al-Bashir said he would seek...

Burkina Faso investigating troop execution claims

The Burkina Faso military launched an investigation after a rights group accused the army of carrying out executions during a recent operation in which...

Army will preserve Algerian security

The Algerian army will preserve national security “in all circumstances and conditions”, Deputy Defence Minister Ahmed Gaed Salah told Ennahar TV, amid continuing protests...

Islamist militants killed in Sinai shootout

Egyptian security forces killed 46 “dangerous” Islamist militants in shootouts in northern Sinai according to the military. The armed forces say several hundred militants have...

Fear of Libya showdown escalates

Forces from eastern Libya swept through the south and took control of oilfields in recent weeks have reinforced a base in the centre of...

Militants killed near Cairo

Egyptian security forces killed seven suspected militants in two operations in Giza, across the Nile from central Cairo, the interior ministry said. Three militants were...

ISS: Can Benin protect itself from terrorism in the region?

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Since February 2018, there have been about 60 terror attacks in the eastern region of Burkina Faso. Although no group has claimed responsibility, the...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...