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France kills senior Islamist leader in Sahel, vows to fight on

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French forces killed an al Qaeda leader during an operation in the Sahel region of Africa, France's armed forces minister said on Friday, vowing...

With eye on Islamist fight, France backs Chad military takeover

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France defended the Chadian army's takeover of power on Thursday after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby presented Paris with an uncomfortable choice...

Suspected Islamists kill nine civilians in central Mali

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Suspected Islamist militants riding 4x4 vehicles and armed with machine guns killed nine civilians in attacks on three villages in central Mali late on...

Suspected Islamists kill a dozen people in eastern Congo attacks

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Assailants killed a dozen people in two overnight attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army, a witness and a local rights group...

Niger mourns, probes weekend massacre in two villages

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Niger has declared three days of national mourning following the massacre of 100 civilians in two villages in the western region of the country...

Nigeria buries 43 farmers killed by militants, dozens missing

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Villagers in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state on Sunday buried 43 farmers killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants while security forces searched for...

Suspected Islamists kill 18, torch church in east Congo

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Assailants killed at least 18 people and burned down a church in a village in eastern Congo on Wednesday night, a civil rights group...

Suspected jihadist freed by Mali is detained in Algeria

Algeria’s defence ministry said on Wednesday it had detained a suspected jihadist militant who was released this month by Mali as part of a...

American citizen kidnapped in southern Niger, sources say

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An American citizen was kidnapped near the town of Birnin Konni in southern Niger in the early hours of Tuesday, three security sources and...

Sudanese police fire tear gas to disperse hundreds gathered across the...

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Sudanese security forces fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of people in demonstrations across the capital Khartoum on Wednesday, as crowds gathered to put...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...
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