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Chad leader Deby killed in battle – Army

Chad president, Idriss Deby, who ruled for more than 30 years and was a major Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants in...

Cameroon mayor killed in ambush

Separatist gunmen killed the mayor of a town in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone South West Region, the country’s state broadcaster and a senior military official...

Extremist death toll in Mozambique tops 100

Mozambique security forces killed at least 129 insurgents in northern Cabo Delgado, an area besieged by violence for the last three years, the interior...

Two Turkish soldiers die in Libya

President Tayyip Erdogan said two Turkish soldiers were killed in Libya where they back the internationally recognised government in the north African state’s conflict,...

Journalist killed in Somalia

Gunmen killed a TV and radio journalist in Somalia’s Afgooye district, police said. Abdiwali Ali Hassan (25) was shot several times and died...

Nigerien soldiers killed

Suspected Islamist militants killed 25 soldiers and wounded six in an attack on an army post in west Niger near the Mali border, government...

Senior Rwandan opposition official stabbed and killed

A senior official in an opposition political party in Rwanda was stabbed to death, in what the party’s leader said was an attempt to...

Burkina Faso killings condemned

Gunmen killed 24 soldiers in an attack on an army unit in Burkina Faso, the deadliest yet in the West African nation’s fight against...

Elephant kills British soldier

A British soldier was killed during counter poaching operations in Malawi, Britain’s defence ministry said. Guardsman Mathew Talbot, serving with the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards,...

Militants killed near Cairo

Egyptian security forces killed seven suspected militants in two operations in Giza, across the Nile from central Cairo, the interior ministry said. Three militants were...

Militants killed in reprisal for attacks on Burkina Faso civilians

Burkina Faso’s army killed 150 militants in response to an attack on civilians this week, but an international rights group said some were executed...

Police officer killed in bomb defusing attempt

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An Egyptian police officer was killed while attempting to defuse a bomb found near a church in an eastern Cairo suburb, state television reported,...

Generals killed in Somali blast

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Nine Somali soldiers including two generals were killed by a blast just outside Mogadishu, militants and an army official said. Islamist group...

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...

US Baptist missionary killed in Cameroon

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A Christian missionary from Indiana died in Cameroon when he was shot while traveling in a region where the military and separatists...

Two killed in Comoros

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Troops shot and killed two "criminals" in clashes on Comoros' Anjouan island, a government official said, amid a wave of unrest against...

Aid worker held hostage in Nigeria killed

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A medical aid worker held hostage in Nigeria since March was killed by Islamist militants after their deadline expired, government said. Three aid...

Kenyan teachers killed in militant attack

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Two Kenyan teachers were killed when suspected al Shabaab militants threw an explosive device at a teacher's house in Mandera county near...

Suspected militants killed in Sinai

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Egyptian security forces killed 11 suspected militants in an exchange of fire in the North Sinai town al-Arish, the official MENA state...

Suspected militants killed in western Sinai

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Egypt killed 20 suspected militants in an air strike in its western desert and shootouts in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said...

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