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Sahara must unite against al Qaeda: regional body

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Sahara-region states must work together to fight an emerging alliance of Islamist militants and drug traffickers with South American links, the head...

Overlooked report links al-Qaeda to Latin America-Africa drugs route

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A US official is warning that Latin American narcotics rebels have teamed up with al-Qaeda elements in Saharan Africa and now pose...

Al Qaeda sets deadline for French hostage’s release

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Al Qaeda's North African wing have threatened to execute a French hostage if four al Qaeda prisoners being held in Mali were...

Analysis: Algeria violence drops, Qaeda threat shifts south

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An unprecedented lull in Islamist militant violence in Algeria suggests al Qaeda's North African branch is shifting its campaign of ambushes, bombings...

Al Qaeda claims Italians kidnappings in Africa: report

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Al Qaeda's North African wing said it was responsible for the kidnapping this month of an Italian couple in Mauritania, Al Arabiya...

Spanish and French hostages well: Al Qaeda web

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Al Qaeda's wing in North Africa said three Spanish hostages and a Frenchman they are holding were in good health and being...

Spanish aid workers not found-Mauritania

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Mauritania has denied reports that it has located three Spanish aid workers abducted at the weekend, the Spanish government said.   "The Mauritanian authorities...

Al Qaeda may have kidnapped Spaniards: minister

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Three Spanish aid workers who disappeared in Mauritania appear to have been kidnapped by a group linked to al Qaeda, Spain's Interior...

Swiss hostage held by AQIM in Sahara freed

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Al Qaeda's North African wing has freed a Swiss hostage, the last remaining Westerner the group had been holding in the Sahara,...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...