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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 –...

IS affiliate in Somalia allies with new leader

Somalia’s Islamic State affiliate, an important outpost of the militant group, swore allegiance in a statement to the new leader named by the organisation...

Sinai swears allegiance to new IS leader

Egypt’s Islamic State affiliate, Sinai Province, has sworn allegiance to the new leader following the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the affiliate said on...

Islamic State vows revenge for Baghdadi killing

Islamic State confirmed its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a weekend raid by US Special Forces in Syria and vowed revenge against...

Killing leader not enough to stamp out IS

The killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is of considerable importance, experts believe, but the underlying reasons for his jihadist group’s existence...

Islamic State fact box

The killing of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a further blow to a jihadist group that once held a swathe of territory...

US carries out air strike in Somalia

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The United States military has carried out an air strike targeting Islamic State terrorists in Somalia, killing three. US Africa Command said the strike was...

ISS: Africa needs a continental strategy on foreign terrorist fighters

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As terrorist groups such as Islamic State (IS) lose battles and strongholds, many of their foreign fighters return to their home countries, potentially posing...

The arrival of ISIS in Southern Africa

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The ‘arrival’ of ISIS in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in the north of Mozambique should be causing some concern at Defence...

IS claims responsibility for NE Nigeria attack

Militants in north-eastern Nigeria killed at least nine people in a Sunday attack, sources told Reuters. It is the latest in a series of...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...