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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...

Targeting militants, Nigeria to require ID cards in the northeast

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Nigeria will require anyone moving through three northeastern states to carry identification cards in an effort to root out members of Boko Haram and...

US airstrike in Libya kills eight

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The US military’s Africa Command (Africom) killed eight members of ISIS in Libya in an airstrike last week. Africom said the airstrike took place in...

Islamic State claims Burkina attack

Islamic State claimed responsibility for one of the deadliest attacks against the Burkina Faso military, the SITE website that tracks militant attacks reported. The...

Islamic State claims Nigerian military deaths

Islamic State said via its Amaq news agency it killed or wounded more than 40 soldiers in Borno State in two separate attacks. The group...

Islamic State claims Nigerian aid workers kidnap

Islamic State’s West Africa branch claimed responsibility for kidnapping six aid workers in north-east Nigeria. International aid agency Action Against Hunger said a staff member...

Islamic State claims Tunis blast

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb blast in the Tunisian capital this week, the militant group’s Amaq news agency said. A wanted militant...

ISS: Terrorism in Tunisia – more than just foreign connections

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At 10:50 on Thursday 27 June, a suicide bomber attacked a police patrol in downtown Tunis. One officer was killed, while another officer and...

Europe safer since Islamic State defeat but threat endures, Europol says

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Europeans were safer from jihadist attacks last year than at any point since Islamic State set up its caliphate in 2014, but a number...

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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...