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Militants kill at least 25 Nigerian soldiers, some civilians in ambush

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Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning, two security sources...

By the numbers: terrorism in Africa

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A United Nations peacekeeping mission battles al-Qaida-linked extremists and others in Mali. The African Union Mission in Somalia holds al-Shabaab militants at bay. Nigeria...

ISS: Boko Haram’s resurgence in Chad

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Boko Haram attacks in Chad have increased since 2018, calling into question the effectiveness of national military responses to counter violent extremism. A raid...

Boko Haram fighters kill 23 Chadian soldiers

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Boko Haram militants killed at least 23 Chadian soldiers overnight, two Chadian security sources said on Friday, in what appeared to be the deadliest...

Nigerians return to Rann after fleeing Boko Haram

At least 10,000 Nigerians returned to a flashpoint town after fleeing to Cameroon to escape repeated attacks over the past few months according to...

ISS: Another chance for Nigeria to get counter-terrorism right

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Nigerians will vote for a president on 16 February. Much is anticipated regarding the new leader’s strategy to end the deadly Boko Haram insurgency...

Boko Haram rampage in town abandoned by military

Islamist militant group Boko Haram killed at least 60 people in the Nigerian town Rann a day after it was abandoned by the military,...

Thousands flee Nigerian city into Cameroon fearing militant attack

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Around 30,000 people fled into Cameroon at the weekend from the Nigerian city of Rann, fearing an attack by Boko Haram militants, the U.N....

Thousands flee as militants kill more than 100 soldiers in northeast...

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Armed groups have killed more than 100 soldiers and seized a huge stock of weapons in clashes in northeast Nigeria since Dec. 26, a...

Boko Haram claims Rann attack

Islamist insurgency Boko Haram claimed it carried out Monday's attack on the Nigerian town Rann, according to a video released by Nigerian journalist Ahmad...

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SONA doesn’t do defence

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) was much in evidence ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA). This high visibility did...