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Mali says troops regain control of village besieged by jihadists

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Malian troops have regained control of a village in the centre of the country where more than 2 000 residents have been besieged by...

Mali’s army liberates village besieged by jihadists: army statement

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Mali’s military has regained control of a village in the centre of the country where more than 2 000 residents have been besieged by...

Mali soldiers air drop provisions to village besieged by suspected jihadists

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Mali’s military said on Tuesday it had air dropped food into a village in the centre of the country where more than 2 000...

West African leaders to hold extraordinary summit on Mali crisis

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West African leaders will hold a virtual extraordinary summit on Monday to propose measures to end the deepening political crisis in Mali after five...

Amnesty says abuses rampant as West African armies target jihadists

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Soldiers in three West African countries unlawfully killed or caused the disappearance of at least 199 people between February and April during stepped-up operations...

Mali army kills 14 jihadists

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Mali's army killed 14 jihadist suspects trying to escape detention in its central region, the latest in a string of killings by...

West African leaders vow to fight jihadists after Burkina attacks

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Burkina Faso President Mark Roche said his country would fight and defeat militants despite being hit by Islamist insurgents last week in...

Why pastoralists in Mali and Niger turned to jihad

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When Doundou Chefou first took up arms as a youth a decade ago, it was for the same reason as other ethnic...

Suspected jihadists arrested in Senegal

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Senegalese police said they arrested three suspected foreign jihadists in the capital Dakar, the second such arrests this year. Two Moroccans were taken...

Suspected foreign jihadists arrested in Senegal

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Senegalese authorities arrested two suspected foreign jihadists in Dakar, including one apparently in contact with the mastermind of an attack on an...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...