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After losing ground in Middle East, Islamic State expands operations in...

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The Islamic State terrorist organization has been decimated in Iraq and Syria in recent years and is now seeking to expand operations in Africa,...

Coalition reaffirms commitment to fight Islamic State, including in Africa

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The Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, meeting this week in Morocco, has reaffirmed its determination to continue the fight against Islamic State through both...

Blinken: ‘Untenable’ for 10 000 IS fighters still to be held...

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday that 10 000 Islamic State fighters continue to be held in detention in camps run...

Feature: Mozambique insurgency a result of years of marginalisation and discontent

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The violent revolt against the Mozambican government in the northern Cabo Delgado province has been brought on by local social, economic and political inequalities,...

ISS: What does al-Baghdadi’s exit mean for Africa?

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, former leader of the world’s deadliest terror group Daesh – also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria –...

Ethnically and racially driven terrorism on the increase

Ethnically and racially driven terrorism rose alarmingly in 2018 worldwide and in the United States and groups often mimic the tactics of armed Islamist...

IS number two killed

The United States confirmed the killing of Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, Islamic State spokesman and a high-ranking figure in the jihadi group, in a US...

Detained jihadists apparently planning maritime attack

An Islamic State cell broken up last week planned to attack Casablanca and its port while a Syrian militant who assisted the group is...

Trump hails IS leader’s death

Fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died “whimpering and crying” in a raid by US special forces in north-west Syria, President Donald Trump...

Ethiopia detains suspected Islamist militants planning attacks

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Ethiopia said on Saturday it had arrested an unspecified number of Islamist militant members of the Somali group al Shabaab and Islamic State who...

ISS: West Africa must confront its foreign terrorist fighters

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Better information, border control and cooperation is needed to deal with foreign combatants in the region. One year ago, 13 Senegalese nationals were convicted for...

Three killed in hit-and-run attack

Three people were killed in a suspected hit-and-run attack by Islamic State militants on a town in southern Libya, residents and a military official...

Six killed in Libya desert attack

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Gunmen raided a town deep in Libya's southern desert, killing six, the municipality said, adding it believed the militant group Islamic State...

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...

Report claims IS funding for DR Congo rebel group

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An Islamist rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo received money from a financier linked to Islamic State, suggesting tentative ties...

Islamic State responsible for Libya town attack

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At least four people were killed and 10 kidnapped when suspected Islamic State militants attacked a town in central Libya, military officials...

Libyan town attacked

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At least four people were killed and seven wounded when suspected Islamic State fighters attacked a town in central Libya, a military...

Egypt IS leader dies

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A local leader of Islamic State's branch in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula was killed, the group and a security source said. The group identified...

New laws and tactics needed to catch extremists online

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In July 2017, as Iraqi forces were pushing ISIS out of the city of Mosul, authorities found a 16-year-old girl hiding in...

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