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Houthi ship attacks put sailors’ lives at risk – EU

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Last week’s attack on the bulk carrier True Confidence in the Gulf of Aden drew condemnation from the European Union (EU), which is now...

Presidency condemns criminal attacks on journalists

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Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele has joined the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF), in condemning criminal attacks on journalists while out on...

Nigerians flee armed attacks

Upwards of 65 000 people in north-eastern Nigeria fled their homes after an assault by armed groups on a border town, while apparently targeted...

Villagers killed in eastern DR Congo, Islamist militants suspected

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 53 villagers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri province this week, a local official said. Authorities blamed the...

Mozambique attacks on the increase

People are fleeing a surge of attacks in northern Mozambique where witnesses told of beheadings, mass kidnappings and villages burned to the ground, the...

More violence in Burkina Faso

Twenty people were killed in an attack by suspected jihadists on a gold-mining site in northern Burkina Faso, sources said. Gunmen came to Dolmande...

Saudi oil facilities attacked

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry knocking out more than half the Kingdom’s output...

Burkina Faso attacks leave 29 dead

At least 29 people were killed in Burkina Faso’s troubled north when a food convoy and a transport truck were attacked, government said. A...

Christians in Burkina Faso seek refuge

Concerned about a rise in violence against Christians in Burkina Faso, Pastor Jacques Ouedraogo changed the time of his Sunday service as a precaution....

Houthis threaten more drone attacks

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The Iranian-aligned Houthi group threatened to launch more drone attacks after a deadly strike last week on a Yemeni government military parade, stoking tension...

IS on West Africa casualties

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Islamic State claimed responsibility for five attacks in an area it calls the "State of West Africa" which saw 118 casualties last...

“State of West Africa” attacks

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Islamic State claimed responsibility for five attacks in an area it calls the "State of West Africa" it said resulted in 118...

Death sentences for Egyptian church bombings

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An Egyptian military court sentenced 17 people to death for involvement in bombing attacks on three churches and a police checkpoint in...

Kenya workers warned of attacks post-2007 vote violence

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A group of Kenyan tea plantation workers wrote to the chief executive of Unilever saying they warned the firm's local managers they...

Israel will “regret” further attacks on Syria – Iran

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The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council said Israel will be sorry if it continues to attack Syria's army and its...

Protests, attacks continue in Basra

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Basra airport was attacked with rockets after another night of protests against Iraq's political elite, during which demonstrators set fire to the...

Yemen Houthis halt Red Sea attacks for two weeks

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emen's Houthi group said it is unilaterally halting attacks in the Red Sea for two weeks to support peace efforts, days after...

Mozambican machete attackers will be neutralised – Nyusi

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Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said those responsible for deadly attacks in the north of country where gangs wielding machetes attacked police and...

Thirty-nine deaths in northern Mozambique since May

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Attacks by armed groups in northern Mozambique, where huge gas reserves are being developed, have killed at least 39 people and displaced...

US petroleum company staff in Mozambique under lock-down

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US petroleum company Anadarko placed staff working on a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in northern Mozambique under "lock-down" due to the...

Farm attack and murder numbers

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It's taken 11 years but the persistence of Freedom Front Plus MPs has paid off with statistics on farm attacks and murders...

Pirate attacks escalate in Gulf of Guinea

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A surge in armed attacks against ships around West Africa is pushing up global levels of piracy and armed robbery at sea,...

Eight arrested in connection with Burkina Faso attacks

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Eight people including two Burkinabe soldiers were arrested in connection with an attack by Islamist militants that killed eight security agents in...

ADF rebels blamed for attack on peacekeepers

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A Congo-based Ugandan rebel group is to blame for three attacks on United Nations peacekeepers, including one in December that killed 15...

Nigerian Air Force killed dozens in village attacks – Amnesty International

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Nigeria's air force killed at least 35 people in attacks on villages in Adamawa state in December, Amnesty International said in a...

Another farm attack in Western Cape

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The unwelcome phenomenon of farm attacks and murders is growing in the Western Cape after being largely confined to the country's northern,...

Gbagbo allies behind Ivory Coast attacks – interior minister

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Allies of Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, including at least one in exile in neighbouring Ghana, are behind a wave of...

Islamic State attacks increased in 2016

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Although Islamic State is losing fighters and territory in Iraq and Syria, it remained the world's deadliest militant organisation last year, according...

Boko Haram ramping up attacks in north-east Nigeria

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Boko Haram militants are ramping up attacks on sites sheltering people uprooted by the jihadist insurgency in north-east Nigeria - pushing the...

Militias renew attacks in Central African Republic town

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Christian militias in Central African Republic launched several attacks on Bangassou, attempting to seize a cathedral housing displaced Muslims and killing a...

Farm attacks and murders continue unabated

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South Africa's agricultural community, providers of much of the country's food needs, remains firmly in the sights of criminals with 47 murders...

Militias renew attacks in Central African Republic town

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Christian militias in Central African Republic launched several attacks on Bangassou, attempting to seize a cathedral housing displaced Muslims and killing a...

Terrorist attacks globally dropped in 2016 – US government

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The number of terrorist attacks worldwide and deaths from such attacks dropped last year for the second straight year, driven by decreases...

Armed attacks on ships in West African water rise – report

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Armed attacks on ships in West African waters nearly doubled in 2016, with pirates increasingly focused on kidnapping crew for ransom off...

Two bomb attacks in Mogadishu

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A suicide bomber wearing army uniform killed at least nine soldiers at a camp in Somalia's capital on Monday authorities said and...

Refugees recall South Sudan attack: “if you ran, you got shot”

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It started out as a normal Monday morning in Pajok, South Sudan - children walking to school, shopkeepers raising their shutters and...

Refugees recall South Sudan attack: “if you ran, you got shot”

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It started out as a normal Monday morning in Pajok, South Sudan - children walking to school, shopkeepers raising their shutters and...

More authority for US military to attack Somali militants

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The White House has granted the US military broader authority to carry out strikes in Somalia against al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants,...

East Libyan forces mobilising for counter attack on oil ports

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East Libyan forces carried out fresh air strikes on Monday and were mobilising ground forces as they attempt to win back two...

Three Boko Haram assaults in under 24 hours in Cameroon

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Suspected Boko Haram militants launched three attacks in northern Cameroon within 24 hours, including a thwarted suicide strike on a camp for...

Niger Delta attacks apparently prompted by army presence

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A Nigerian militant group said the continued presence of the army in the southern Niger Delta energy hub has undermined peace talks...

Militants urged to cease Niger Delta attacks

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Nigeria's oil minister urged militants to stop attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria's southern Niger Delta hub and pursue talks with the...

Merchant ships off Yemen brace for danger after attacks on navy...

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Missile attacks from Yemen on Western military craft risk spilling over into nearby busy sea lanes which could disrupt oil supplies and...

Libya force counter attacks at oil ports

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A Libyan force ousted a week ago from key oil ports counter attacked on Sunday, taking back control of Es Sider terminal...

Uganda campaigners hope legal crackdown will stop acid attacks

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After Gloria Kankunda was left badly scarred from an acid attack in Kampala, she was determined others should not face the same...

Kenyans flee coastal areas after attacks

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About 500 families in the northern coastal region of Kenya have fled to nearby camps or left the area after gunmen killed...

Spate of attacks on Shi’ite Muslims kills 59 people in Iraq

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Attacks on Shi'ite Muslims killed at least 59 people across Iraq on Thursday, including a suicide truck bomb targeting members of the...

Two suspected pirate attacks in four days off the Somali coast

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An attack on a British-managed merchant vessel in the Somali Basin has prompted a call for renewed vigilance against pirates. "Just one successful...

SA, UN slam deadly attacks in Somalia

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Condemning "in the strongest possible terms" the weekend's deadly attacks by Islamist militants in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, the UN Security Council has...

Farm attacks deserve the same priority as continental deployments – FF+

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While the current national focus is understandably on events outside South Africa, surely government should be paying more attention to internal security...