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Islamist militants kill seven soldiers in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state –...

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Islamist militants killed seven Nigerian soldiers, including a commanding officer and a lieutenant, in northern Nigeria's Borno state, a military source and two residents...

Burkina Faso protest against militant violence turns violent

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Protesters burned tyres and pillaged a government building in Burkina Faso's capital on Saturday after police fired tear gas to disperse a march against...

Militant attack kills 20 in Burkina Faso, security minister says

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An attack by insurgents killed 19 Burkina Faso military police and a civilian on Sunday in the tri-border northern region where the West African...

Gunmen kill 11 soldiers in southwest Niger

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Unidentified gunmen killed 11 soldiers defending a village in a remote part of southwest Niger where Islamist militants operate, the defence ministry said on...

Mali has not asked any group to negotiate with Islamist militants

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The Malian government on Thursday said it had not officially asked any organisation to negotiate with Islamist insurgents on its behalf. This week, a spokesperson...

Suspected Islamists kill 16 in eastern Congo village

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Suspected Islamist militants killed 16 people and burned down houses late on Wednesday in a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a witness...

Colombian nun held hostage in Mali since 2017 has been freed

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A Colombian nun who was kidnapped in 2017 by Islamist militants in Mali has been freed, Mali's presidency said on Saturday. Gloria Cecilia Narvaez was...

Islamist militants kill at least nine Malian soldiers

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Islamist militants killed at least nine soldiers and wounded at least 11 more in central Mali on Wednesday, the army said, while local officials...

Dozens die in Burkina Faso as Islamist militants raid convoy

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Dozens of people were killed in northern Burkina Faso on Wednesday when Islamist militants raided a civilian convoy that was being escorted by military...

Armed men kill 14 in latest west Niger village attack

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Armed men on motorbikes killed 14 people in a part of western Niger where Islamist militants have repeatedly massacred civilians this year, the Interior...

18 Nigerian villagers killed by suspected Islamist militants -officials

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Suspected Islamist militants killed 18 people when they attacked a village in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday, two local officials said. Attacks by Islamist militants have...

Nineteen civilians killed in western Niger, mayor says

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Armed assailants killed 19 villagers in western Niger near the border with Mali, where Islamist militants have increasingly targeted civilians this year, the mayor...

More than 30 Nigerian soldiers killed in militant attack -sources

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Militants overran an army base in northeastern Nigeria, killing more than 30 soldiers before pulling back in the face of air strikes, soldiers and...

Egypt targets cell suspected of killing Christian in Sinai

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Egyptian security forces have shot dead three suspected Islamist militants accused of targeting Coptic Christians and involvement in the execution-style killing of a 62-year-old...

Suspected Islamists kill 23 civilians in eastern Congo

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Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 23 civilians in an overnight raid on a village near Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the...

Northern Mali officials say French strike killed civilians, France denies

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Local officials in northern Mali accused France’s army on Friday of killing six civilians in an airstrike, but French forces said they had hit...

Islamist attacks kill about 30 soldiers in northeast Nigeria in four...

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Islamist militants have killed about 30 government soldiers in a series of clashes in northeast Nigeria since Wednesday, military and civilian militia sources said...

In Algerian mountains, army operation shows persistent militant threat

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Algerian soldiers fired high-calibre rounds into a scrubby hillside of the Ain Defla mountains last week, part of an operation against the persistent threat...

‘I was crying’: Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirl phones home after seven years

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Nearly seven years since Islamist militants kidnapped two of his daughters from their school in northeastern Nigeria, a hurried phone call let Ali Maiyanga...

Niger village attacks killed 100, says prime minister

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One hundred people were killed on Saturday in attacks on two villages in western Niger, Prime Minister Brigi Rafini said following one of the...

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