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Al Qaeda trying to regroup in Tunisia after Islamic State setbacks

The killing of a senior Algerian militant by special forces soon after he slipped into Tunisia has raised concern that al Qaeda...

Al Qaeda branch rallies jihadists to join forces after Mali merger

The merger of Mali's main jihadist groups earlier this month was endorsed on Friday by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM),...

Ivory Coast arrests 15, seeks leader of al Qaeda beach attack

Ivory Coast authorities have arrested 15 people in connection with an attack claimed by al Qaeda that killed 19 people at a...

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for attack on Algerian gas plant

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for Friday's rocket-propelled grenade attack on an Algerian gas plant operated by Norway's...

Al Qaeda gunmen kill 16 in Ivory Coast beach attack

Gunmen from al Qaeda's North African branch killed 16 people, including four Europeans, at a beach resort town in Ivory Coast on...

U.S. commander sees al Qaeda Africa group strengthening

Two high-profile strikes in West Africa since November by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) could further strengthen the Islamist militant...

U.S. military seeks to prepare Africa for shifting terror threat

African forces began a U.S.-led counter-terrorism training programme in Senegal on Monday amid what a U.S. commander said were rising signs of...

Al Qaeda group releases video of Swiss hostage: monitor

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released a video of a Swiss nun who had been kidnapped in northern Mali nearly...

Mauritanian fugitive linked to al Qaeda arrested in Guinea

Guinea said on Thursday it had arrested a death row fugitive with links to al Qaeda near the border with Guinea Bissau...

Burkina Faso’s long night of horror in killing spree by militants

When Burkina Faso anti-terrorism Commander Evrard Somda arrived with 20 men to start a fight-back against Islamist militants holed up in a...


SANDF youth employment commitment increasingly hamstrung

With an official youth unemployment rate of 46% for the first quarter of 2021, it’s not surprising two published pieces about military recruitment on...