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Soldiers killed in Lake Chad attack

At least 26 Chadian soldiers were killed by suspected Boko Haram assailants following an attack on a patrol in the Lake Chad area, army...

Boko Haram strikes in Niger

An attack blamed on Boko Haram killed 28 people and burned 800 homes in Niger’s Diffa region on Saturday, Nigerien authorities and the UN...

Ethiopia commission says Tigray youth group killed 600 civilians in 9...

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Ethiopia’s state-appointed human rights commission said on Tuesday that a Tigrayan youth group stabbed, strangled, and bludgeoned to death an estimated 600 civilians with...

Al Shabaab, Somali clash leaves 13 dead

At least 13 Somali troops died after the army attacked militant group al Shabaab in jungle and farms near Afgoye north-west of Mogadishu, a...

Twelve dead in Ethiopia attack

At least 12 people were killed in the Metakal zone of Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region, regional government spokesman Melese Beyene told Reuters. The killings, on Monday...

Twenty-five die in Mali attacks

Suspected Islamist militants killed 25 people including 13 soldiers in multiple attacks in central Mali, burning down an army base and ambushing reinforcement troops,...

Six die in Burundi attack

Unidentified attackers shot and killed six people in northern Burundi, an official said, weeks after a similar attack in a southern province. The group launched...

Attack on Aleppo prevented

Syrian air defences thwarted an Israeli attack on Aleppo, Syrian state television said. The broadcaster later said the army downed several Israeli missiles before they...

Peacekeepers die in Mali bombing

Three UN peacekeepers were killed and four wounded when a routine patrol hit improvised explosive devices in the northern Mali region Aguelhok, the UN...

Mozambique villagers killed

More than 50 villagers in Mozambique’s troubled northern province were killed by Islamist insurgents after refusing recruitment to their ranks, police said. “The young men...

Afghanistan Sikh complex attacked

Gunmen and suicide bombers hit a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital Kabul killing 25 people before security forces killed all the attackers,...

Afghan military base attacked

At least 27 security personnel died when a military base was stormed in Afghanistan one of the biggest attacks since a violence reduction agreement...

Israel blocks power station cyberattack

Israel foiled a major cyberattack on a power station, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said. “It was a serious, sophisticated attempt to control and paralyse...

Burkina Faso village attack leaves 39 dead

Thirty-nine people were killed in northern Burkina Faso, in what government called a terrorist attack on a village in Soum province. The weekend attack...

Yemen Houthi not responsible for Saudi oil attack

Yemen’s Houthi group did not launch an attack on Saudi Arabia oil facilities in September, a confidential report by UN sanctions monitors seen by...

Nigerian town attacked by militants

Twenty soldiers were killed and nearly 1 000 people left homeless after a militant attack on a town in north-eastern Nigeria, residents and a...

Mali accused of unauthorised military operation

The Malian army had no authorisation to cross into Burkina Faso and kill three people during a spate of ethnic violence last week government...

Twenty killed in Mali village attack

At least 20 people were found dead after an attack on a Fulani village in central Mali, where communal violence is common, government said. ...

Civilians killed in DR Congo attack

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 15 people in eastern DR Congo, local officials said, the latest massacre since the army launched a major...

Dozens still missing after mine convoy attack

Dozens of people were still missing on Thursday after an ambush near a Canadian-owned mine in Burkina Faso killed at least 37 and wounded...

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