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Twelve Niger soldiers killed in clashes with militants

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Gunmen have killed 12 soldiers and wounded eight in a clash in southwest Niger near the border with Burkina Faso, the government said on...

Burkina army says three soldiers killed in combat with militants

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Three Burkina Faso soldiers died and 11 militants were killed during an attack on the troops in the north of the Sahel West African...

Burkina Faso death toll rises to over 50

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The death toll from a weekend attack on a gendarmerie post in northern Burkina Faso has risen to at least 53, according to officials. The...

Mali has not asked any group to negotiate with Islamist militants

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The Malian government on Thursday said it had not officially asked any organisation to negotiate with Islamist insurgents on its behalf. This week, a spokesperson...

Mali seeking peace talks with Al Qaeda affiliate

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The Mali government asked the country’s main Islamic body to open peace talks with leaders of al Qaeda’s local affiliate in an effort to...

Colombian nun held hostage in Mali since 2017 has been freed

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A Colombian nun who was kidnapped in 2017 by Islamist militants in Mali has been freed, Mali's presidency said on Saturday. Gloria Cecilia Narvaez was...

One UN peacekeeper killed, four wounded in Mali

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One UN peacekeeper was killed and four more were severely wounded when their convoy hit an improvised explosive device in northern Mali on Saturday,...

African Union peace force in Somalia probes reports of civilian deaths

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The African Union's (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia said it was investigating reports that civilians were killed during a gunfight between the mission's troops...

Ambush in northern Ivory Coast kills three soldiers

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Three Ivorian soldiers were killed on patrol near the border with Burkina Faso on Saturday when one of their vehicles hit an improvised explosive...

Armed men kill 15 at baptism in northern Burkina Faso

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Unidentified assailants killed 15 people who were gathered for a baptism at a village in northern Burkina Faso on Tuesday night, the government said...

Around 30 killed in attack on village in eastern Burkina Faso,...

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Armed assailants killed around 30 people in an attack on a village in eastern Burkina Faso on Monday, four security sources said. The attack took...

Attackers kill 16 soldiers in southwest Niger

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Unidentified gunmen have killed 16 soldiers and wounded six others in an ambush in southwest Niger, two security sources said on Sunday. The attack on...

Mogadishu police chief suspends Somali parliament, gets fired moments later

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Mogadishu’s police chief announced he had suspended parliament on Monday, saying he was acting unilaterally to prevent lawmakers from extending the president’s term, only...

Death toll in Malian army ambush rises to 33, defence ministry...

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The death toll from an ambush on a Malian army convoy in the north of the country has risen to 33, the defence ministry...

Militants kill 11 Malian soldiers in ambush, 11 others missing

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Eleven Malian soldiers were killed and 11 more are missing after Islamist militants ambushed a patrol in the desert north, the army said on...

Virtual meeting to discuss gang activity in Gauteng

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The Gauteng Provincial Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Community Safety has called on the MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko and the Provincial Police Commissioner...

Gunmen kill six Malian soldiers in coordinated attacks

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Gunmen in Mali killed at least six soldiers and wounded 18 others in two coordinated attacks in the centre of the African nation on...

Malian police disperse protest against French military presence

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Malian security forces used tear gas on Wednesday to disperse an unsanctioned protest in the capital Bamako against France’s military presence in the country,...

Five killed in Algeria bomb explosion

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Five people died and three others were wounded when a homemade bomb exploded in eastern Algeria on Thursday, the defense ministry said. The victims were...

At least 70 killed in suspected militant attacks in Niger –...

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At least 70 civilians were killed in simultaneous attacks on two villages by suspected Islamist militants in Niger, near the border zone with Mali,...

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