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Al Qaeda-linked group says it was behind killing of French soldiers...

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Al Qaeda’s North Africa wing has said it was responsible for the killing of three French soldiers in Mali, jihadist monitoring organisation SITE Intel...

Al Qaeda in North Africa names new leader to succeed Droukdel

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Al Qaeda’s North Africa branch (AQIM) has appointed a new leader and confirmed the death of its former leader Abdelmalek Droukdel who was killed...

In Burkina Faso, voters left voiceless amid escalating violence

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Djeneba Sawadogo was making a cake when she heard a noise she did not recognise - a series of sharp cracks that rang across...

Ethiopia says disarms Tigrayan peacekeepers in Somalia over security

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Ethiopia said on Wednesday peacekeepers from its Tigray region serving in Somalia had been disarmed over a security issue, raising concerns over the forces’...

Israeli operatives killed al Qaeda’s number two leader in Iran in...

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Al Qaeda’s second-in-command, accused of helping to mastermind the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa, was killed in Iran in August by...

France says it has killed senior al-Qaeda North Africa operative in...

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French forces have killed Bah ag Moussa, a military leader of al Qaeda’s North Africa wing, during an operation in northeastern Mali, Armed Forces...

Two sentenced to death in Mali over hotel, restaurant attacks

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A Malian court handed a death sentence to a suspected jihadist and his co-defendant on Wednesday, his lawyer said, after he pleaded guilty to...

Iran says US-brokered Sudan-Israel deal secured by ‘ransom’

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Iran’s foreign ministry on Saturday described a US-brokered Sudan-Israel deal to normalise ties as “phoney” and accused Khartoum of paying a ransom in return...

US has begun process of removing Sudan from state terrorism list,...

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The Trump administration has begun the process of removing Sudan from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism while also working to get...

Trump: US to remove Sudan from state terrorism sponsors list after...

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President Donald Trump announced on Monday the United States would remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. as soon as Khartoum sets...

Twenty killed in northern Burkina Faso attacks, says government

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Armed groups have killed about 20 people in attacks on three villages in northern Burkina Faso, the government said in a statement on Thursday. The...

Somali insurgents piling up cash – UN report

Islamist insurgents in Somalia move millions of dollars through the formal bank system and appear to be investing in businesses and real estate, according...

US maintains suspension of military assistance to Mali, says envoy

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United States military assistance to the government of Mali will remain suspended despite the formation of a transitional government following the 18 August military...

Kenya court convicts two for helping deadly jihadist attack on shopping...

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A Kenyan court convicted two men on Wednesday for helping al Qaeda-linked gunmen storm Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall and kill at least 67 people...

Kidnapped politician, French aid worker to be freed in Mali prisoner...

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Mali will release scores of suspected Islamist insurgents in a prisoner exchange for opposition leader Soumaila Cisse and French aid worker Sophie Petronin, two...

Attacks surge in northwest Pakistan as Afghan peace effort brings shifting...

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Militants have stepped up attacks on security forces in northwest Pakistan raising fears of a revival of their insurgency and a return of lawlessness...

Where state is weak, Mali militants broker talks between rival clans

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A few weeks before military officers overthrew Mali’s government in a bloodless coup, a series of meetings in the remote centre of the country...

Head of Somalia’s military unhurt, civilian killed in suicide car bomb...

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The head of Somalia’s military escaped unhurt and one civilian was killed on Monday when a suicide attacker drove a bomb-laden car into a...

At least ten aid workers kidnapped in southwest Niger

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At least ten local aid workers have been kidnapped in southwest Niger near the border with Burkina Faso, security sources and an official from...

Suspected jihadist militant head arrested in Ivory Coast

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Authorities in Ivory Coast have arrested the suspected head of a jihadist group and several other militants believed to have carried out an attack...

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