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UN to investigate peacekeepers’ response to South Sudan hotel attack

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has launched an investigation into accusations peacekeepers in South Sudan failed to respond properly to an attack...

Al Shabaab attacks Somali town

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Somali Islamist group al Shabaab on Saturday shelled residential areas in the town of Baidoa, west of the capital Mogadishu, hitting a...

Shell affiliated pipeline attacked in Nigeria

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Suspected militants have attacked an oil pipeline operated by a local affiliate of Shell in Nigeria's restive southern Niger Delta region, locals...

Militants attack Somali police base, 10 dead

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Militants set off two car bombs outside a police base in Somalia's capital before gunmen stormed inside on Sunday, leaving at least...

Attack on convoy sees aid to Borno suspended

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The United Nations has temporarily suspended aid deliveries in Nigeria's north-eastern state of Borno, the former stronghold of jihadists Boko Haram, after...

Shock in Tunisian hometown of Nice attacker

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A day after Mohamed Bouhlel drove a truck into a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France on Thursday, killing at least 84...

Kenya station attacker was rogue officer, not Islamist militant

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A rogue officer who "went berserk" was responsible for an attack on a police station in western Kenya on Thursday in which...

Zimbabweans suffers “savage” police abuse as anti-Mugade movement grows

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A 10-year-old girl knocked out by tear gas from a grenade thrown into her home. A disabled boy beaten and left unconscious...

South African twins apparently planned attacks on US Embassy, Jewish buildings

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South African twins arrested over the weekend were planning attacks on the US Embassy in Pretoria, as well as on buildings owned...

Somalia’s al Shabaab hits army base, at least 10 soldiers killed

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Al Shabaab Islamist militants rammed a car packed with explosives into a Somali army base southwest of the capital on Monday and...

Six killed in gun attack on two buses in Kenya’s Mandera

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At least six people were killed when gunmen sprayed two buses with bullets on Friday in Kenya's Mandera county on the border...

Tunisian tourism struggling a year after Islamist attacks

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A year after 39 mostly British holidaymakers were gunned down on a beach in Sousse, Tunisia's tourist industry is still struggling to...

Al Shabaab attack Mogadishu hotel

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Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the centre of Mogadishu on Saturday before fighters...

Attacks on humanitarian vehicles in CAR are outrageous – UN

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The interim UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator in the Central African Republic (CAR), Dr Michel Yao strongly condemned an armed attack on a Médecins...

Kenyan police arrest two in connection with planned IS attack

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Kenyan police said on Wednesday they had arrested two people linked to Islamic State who were planning to launch an attack, seizing...

Nigerian Chevron oil facility attacked

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A Nigerian civil rights leader and a Niger Delta resident confirmed on Thursday militants had attacked a Chevron oil facility in the...

Niger security forces attacked close to border

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Three gendarmes were killed in one of two attacks against security and defence forces near Niger's borders with Nigeria, Burkina Faso and...

Al Qaeda gunmen drank in bar before unleashing Ivory Coast attack

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Gunmen from al Qaeda's North African branch drank beer at a beachside bar before launching a shooting rampage at an Ivory Coast...

Burundi grenade attack kills four, including a child

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Four people were killed in Burundi on Saturday night, including a child selling boiled eggs at a bar, when three grenades hit...

Islamic State militants attack forces guarding Libyan oil port

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Islamic State militants attacked forces guarding one of Libya's main oil ports on Thursday with a gun assault and an attempted car...

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