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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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...