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Boko Haram moves into north-central Nigeria in apparent expansion – officials

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Boko Haram insurgents have taken over multiple communities in Nigeria’s north-central Niger state, offering villagers money and incorporating them in their ranks to fight...

Mozambique army says town attacked by insurgents is now secure

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The town in northern Mozambique that Islamic State-linked insurgents attacked late last month is now secure after the military killed a significant number of...

Insurgents seize, then leave government stronghold in northeast Nigeria

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Islamic State insurgents left the town of Dikwa on Tuesday after seizing and overrunning the humanitarian hub and government stronghold in northeastern Nigeria, two...

Mozambique police say northern village, site of reported beheadings, retaken from...

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Over 1 000 Mozambique troops on Thursday recaptured the northern village of Muidumbe from Islamist insurgents, police general commander Bernardino Rafael said, killing 16...

Dozens reported killed in clashes between Somali government, fighters

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Dozens of soldiers and Somal were killed in two days of fighting between Somali government forces and al Shabaab militants northwest of the capital...

Cameroon holds first peace talks with main separatist insurgents

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Representatives of Cameroon’s government held talks this week with the main leaders of an Anglophone separatist insurgency for the first time since the conflict...

Insurgents stage ‘very violent’ attack close to gas projects in Mozambique

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Suspected Islamist insurgents attacked a town in the north of Mozambique near billion-dollar gas projects managed by Total and Exxon Mobil early on Saturday...

Extremist death toll in Mozambique tops 100

Mozambique security forces killed at least 129 insurgents in northern Cabo Delgado, an area besieged by violence for the last three years, the interior...

Somali clashes slow fight against al Qaeda-linked insurgents

Somali troops clashed with a regional militia in a serious outbreak of fighting over political rivalries Washington says are slowing the war against al...

Mali President seeks dialogue with insurgents

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said authorities were prepared to talk with jihadist groups in the hope of ending an insurgency that has made...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...