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Togo attack a sign of Sahel violence spreading south

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Security experts have warned for several years that the extremist violence engulfing the Sahel inevitably would spread south to the coast. Four countries along the...

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...

Ivory Coast says Burkina Faso national led deadly attack against army

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Ivory Coast’s army said on Thursday it had identified a detained Burkina Faso national as the coordinator of a suspected jihadist attack that killed...

Suspected jihadist militant head arrested in Ivory Coast

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Authorities in Ivory Coast have arrested the suspected head of a jihadist group and several other militants believed to have carried out an attack...

Top jihadist killed in Sahel

French troops killed a leading Sahel jihadist last month, France’s defence minister said. Ali Maychou was second in command of Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin...

Sixteen killed in Burkina Faso jihadist attack

Suspected jihadists killed 16 villagers in northern Burkina Faso, an incident highlighting the increased presence of Sahel-based Islamists in the area, local and security...

Leading Malian jihadist killed

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Mali's army confirmed the death of Amadou Koufa, one of the most prominent jihadist leaders in the country, in a raid by...

Attempt to set up jihad cell in Senegal ends in jail

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Senegal sentenced 13 people to prison for attempting to establish a home-grown jihadist cell modelled on Boko Haram. About 30 Senegalese were...

Hunger and conflict push northern Burkina Faso into crisis

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Food shortages and a jihadist uprising in northern Burkina Faso risk plunging the region into a humanitarian crisis if urgent action is...

Key jihadist arrested in Mali

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Malian and French troops arrested a close associate of a preacher whose jihadist group claimed dozens of attacks against Western and Malian...

Jihadist violence threatens future of children in Mali

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Cradling her baby in a health clinic in central Mali, Mariama Tieminta clutched him to her breast as she recalled the moment...

Veteran Algerian Jihadist’s wife apparently arrested in Libya

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Authorities in eastern Libya say they have arrested a woman believed to be the wife of veteran Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar after...

Burkina police kill jihadist in firefight

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Burkina Faso's police chief said on Sunday his forces shot dead a jihadist overnight in Ouagadougou and were searching for two others...

Frenchman’s murder puts Algeria back on the shifting map of jihad

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When a little-known group of Algerian militants beheaded a French tourist last week, they were not only lashing out at the West,...

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