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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...

Somali insurgents making own explosives

Somali Islamist insurgents are making their own explosives, a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters said, as they mount more frequent and deadly attacks. The...

Jihadists launch big attack on Syrian government near Hama

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Insurgent groups launched a big attack on government-held areas in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a...

Mali and Niger seek international funding

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Mali and Niger, two West African nations worst affected by jihadist violence, appealed for international funding for a regional force to counter...

Blast heard near Somali rebel stronghold – residents

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A large explosion was heard near the Somali town of Afgoye, an al Shabaab insurgent stronghold 30 km from the capital Mogadishu,...

Tunisian army kills armed infiltrators near Algeria

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Tunisian troops killed several armed infiltrators yesterday in clashes near the border with neighbouring Algeria, a Defence Ministry spokesman says. "Helicopters destroyed...

Somali PM sees rebel rout from capital this month

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Somali government troops are ready to launch a major offensive against insurgents and expect to drive them out of the capital by...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...