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At least ten aid workers kidnapped in southwest Niger

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At least ten local aid workers have been kidnapped in southwest Niger near the border with Burkina Faso, security sources and an official from...

Mozambique insurgency could spread through southern Africa – Mapisa-Nqakula

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has warned that the Islamist insurgency in Mozambique could spread to neighbouring Southern African Development Community (SADC)...

Nigeria’s president rebukes security chiefs over worsening violence

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Nigeria’s president criticised his heads of security on Thursday for their handling of attacks across the north of the country and said more needs...

Militants in Burkina Faso kill 35 in separate attacks, government says

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Militants in Burkina Faso attacked a cattle market and a humanitarian convoy, killing at least 35 people, the government said on Sunday. Saturday’s violence underscores...

Mozambique forces in major fighting with insurgents, says president

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Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi said government forces had engaged in extensive fighting against insurgents after they attacked the town of Macomia in the gas-rich...

Forty villagers killed in massacre in northeast Congo

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Suspected Islamist militants have killed at least 40 people in northeastern Congo, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of...

Southern Africa bloc backs Mozambique in fight against insurgents

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Southern Africa’s regional bloc urged member states to support Mozambique in fighting militias with suspected links to Islamic State in the natural gas-rich north...

Afghans say Taliban behind bloodshed, reject US blame of Islamic State

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Afghan officials on Friday blamed the Taliban for a bloody attack on a maternity hospital in the capital, Kabul, this week, rejecting a US...

Sinai attack – Islamic State claims responsibility

Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacking an Egyptian military vehicle in North Sinai that killed and wounded military personnel, the group’s Amaq news agency...

Gazelle crash in Mozambique confirmed

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The Islamic State has released video of a destroyed Gazelle helicopter in Mozambique, confirming reports that the aircraft went down earlier this month. The video,...

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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...