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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...

Why do they join? Understanding Islamist radicalization and recruitment in Africa

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His name was Seifeddine Rezqui, a 23-year-old engineering student from the rather ordinary town of Gaafour, 50 miles from Tunisia's capital, Tunis....

Mali reports arrest of Islamist suspected of series of attacks

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Authorities in Mali said on Friday they had arrested a member of a group linked to al Qaeda that has claimed responsibility...

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

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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

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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...

U.S. military restricts travel to West Africa, notes recent attacks

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The Pentagon on Wednesday restricted U.S. service members' travel to five West African countries, citing recent militant attacks in the region, U.S....

Al Qaeda attack will not derail Ivory Coast revival: president

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President Alassane Ouattara vowed on Wednesday that an al Qaeda-claimed attack on an Ivory Coast beach resort that killed 19 people would...

France to station new force in West Africa over militant attacks

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France is to station a force of gendarmes in the capital of Burkina Faso to react swiftly in the event of another...

In Senegal, a beach town wakes up to Islamist threat

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Two days after al Qaeda gunman shot dead 18 people on an Ivory Coast beach, tourists strolled nonchalantly down a similar stretch...

Al Qaeda gunmen kill 16 in Ivory Coast beach attack

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

Algerian army kills three suspected militants, seizes anti-aircraft missiles

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Algeria's army said on Friday it had killed three Islamist militants near the eastern city of El Oued and seized a large...

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