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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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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...