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At least six Cameroonian soldiers killed in raid by Islamist insurgents

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At least six Cameroonian soldiers were killed and four wounded during an attack by Islamist insurgents on an army outpost in the far north...

Suspected Islamist insurgents strike northeast Nigeria’s main city, ten dead

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Suspected Islamist insurgents pounded the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri with rocket-propelled grenades late on Tuesday, killing at least ten people and injuring dozens,...

Kidnapped Mali politician, French aid worker and two Italians freed

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Freed Malian politician Soumaila Cisse, French aid worker Sophie Petronin and two Italians arrived in Bamako on Thursday aboard a Malian military transport plane,...

Mozambique gas field under threat

The Mozambique army is battling Islamist insurgents in a town in the country’s north, near billion-dollar gas projects developed by Exxon Mobil and Total,...

More Ethiopian troops seen in central Somalia – residents

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New convoys of heavily-armed Ethiopian troops have crossed into Somalia and are heading for central areas, residents said days after Addis Ababa...

AMISOM trains 500 Somali police in Djibouti

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) announced that the mission is set to train 500 Somali police officers as parts of...

Algerians shake off insurgents’ stranglehold of fear

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The people in this village in Algeria's mountainous Kabylie region have for decades lived in fear of the Islamist insurgents who made...

Analysis: Algeria violence drops, Qaeda threat shifts south

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An unprecedented lull in Islamist militant violence in Algeria suggests al Qaeda's North African branch is shifting its campaign of ambushes, bombings...

Eritrean rebels claim killing 25 govt troops

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Two Eritrean rebel groups said last Friday they have killed 25 government soldiers and wounded at least 38 others, in ambushes on...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...