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With military victory elusive, West African nations quietly back talks with...

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Two years after local emir Djibril Diallo fled his home in northern Burkina Faso following death threats from Islamist militants, he received an unexpected...

At least 18 killed in attacks in Burkina Faso and Mali

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Suspected Islamists killed at least 18 people in attacks in northern Burkina Faso and central Mali on Wednesday and Thursday, government and security sources...

Suspected Islamists kill 16 in eastern Congo attack

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Suspected Islamists killed three soldiers and 13 civilians and burnt down a church in a raid on a village in Democratic Republic of Congo’s...

Suspected Islamists kill ten villagers in eastern Congo

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Attackers killed around ten people in an overnight raid on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local authorities and the army said...

Suspected Islamists kill ten in eastern Congo machete attack

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Suspected Islamists killed ten people in a raid on a village in eastern Democractic Republic of Congo and kidnapped several others, local authorities and...

Suspected Islamists kill 17 civilians in eastern Congo raid

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Assailants killed at least 17 people in a raid on a village in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday night,...

Villagers killed in eastern DR Congo, Islamist militants suspected

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 53 villagers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri province this week, a local official said. Authorities blamed the...

Niger targets Islamist militants

Niger will launch a new military offensive against Islamist militants after an attack on an army base killed at least 25 soldiers, the defence...

Suspected militants killed in Mombasa

Kenyan police shot and killed three men suspected of planning militant attacks in Mombasa, ahead of national day celebrations in the city this month,...

Nigerian soldiers killed by Islamists

Islamist militants killed nine Nigerian soldiers in an attack on a military base in the northeast of the country, soldiers and a security agency...

Islamist militants killed in Sinai shootout

Egyptian security forces killed 46 “dangerous” Islamist militants in shootouts in northern Sinai according to the military. The armed forces say several hundred militants have...

Sahel Islamist groups’ networking skills growing

A surge in violent attacks linked to Islamist groups in West Africa’s Sahel region reflects growing capabilities and networking abilities, according to an international...

Mali firefight leaves 30 dead

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French and Malian troops killed about 30 Islamist insurgents during a gun battle near the border with Niger, where Islamic State are...

New push to end Islamist resistance in Benghazi

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Eastern Libyan forces expelled Islamist fighters from one of their last strongholds in the country's second-largest city Benghazi, military officials said. The battle...

Killed Malian soldiers had joined Islamists – source

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Malian soldiers killed in a French military strike in northern Mali were deserters who joined an Islamist militant group, a French source...

Tunisian security forces kill senior militant in ambush

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Tunisian armed forces killed two Islamist militants including a senior commander in a mountain raid near the western border with Algeria late...

Twenty Mali Islamists killed by French soldiers

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French soldiers killed about 20 Islamic combatants in northern Mali last week in an operation to defend France's troops there, the defence...

Somali Islamists let drought-hit civilians roam in search of food

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Somali Islamists are letting civilians in drought-hit regions under their control move with relative freedom to find food, the group and a...

Algerian troops kill nine Islamist militants east of Algiers

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Algerian troops on Tuesday killed nine Islamist militants in an operation in a mountainous region east of the capital that was once...

Algerian army kills five Islamist militants

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Algerian troops ambushed and killed five armed Islamists in an ongoing operation in an eastern region known as a former stronghold for...

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