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ISS: Hard counter-terrorism lessons from the Sahel for West Africa’s coastal...

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Violent extremist groups are no longer confined to the Sahelian states of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad. Their threat is spilling over...

By the numbers: terrorism in Africa

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A United Nations peacekeeping mission battles al-Qaida-linked extremists and others in Mali. The African Union Mission in Somalia holds al-Shabaab militants at bay. Nigeria...

Al Qaeda trying to regroup in Tunisia after Islamic State setbacks

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

Three U.N. peacekeepers, one Malian soldier killed during joint operation

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Three United Nations peacekeepers and one Malian soldier were killed and several others were wounded on Friday in an attack by unidentified...

ISS: Africa can’t get counter-terrorism wrong again

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By any measure, Africa's fight against terrorism has been a failure. Since it launched the fight in earnest nearly three decades ago in...

Al Qaeda branch rallies jihadists to join forces after Mali merger

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

Algeria army kills five Islamist fighters – defence ministry

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Algerian troops killed five armed Islamist militants and seized weapons, munitions and food supplies on Thursday in an ongoing operation east of...

West African troops join up in hunt for militants in Sahel...

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The troops joined up at midday on a patch of cracked earth where Mali and Niger meet. Nothing marked the spot, beyond...

UN chief wants Mali peacekeeping force increased by 2 500

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked the Security Council to add just over 2,500 peacekeepers to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in...

Ivory Coast arrests man suspected of link to Grand Bassam hotel...

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Ivory Coast authorities arrested a man on Thursday suspected of transporting weapons for an attack that killed 19 people at the beach...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...
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