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Death by knives and machetes in eastern DR Congo

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 22 civilians with knives and machetes in an overnight raid on villages near Beni in eastern Democratic Republic...

Multiple killings in Kaduna

An armed gang killed at least 50 people in attacks on villages in the northern Nigerian state Kaduna, the state governor said during a...

Sudan names commission to investigate June killings

Sudan’s prime minister named a commission to investigate a raid on a sit-in in June where security forces killed dozens near the Defence Ministry,...

Sokoto killings condemned

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari condemns the killing of 37 people by bandits in Sokoto state his spokesman said in a statement. Armed gangs killed hundreds...

Civilians killed in Central African Republic

An armed militia killed 34 civilians in an attack in Central African Republic (CAR), a government spokesman said, issuing a deadline for the group’s...

Militia killings surge in Sahel

Africa’s Sahel region has seen a huge surge in civilian deaths in the past five months due to Islamist militants and ethnic militia attacks,...

New Zealand mosque shootings shock the world

At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s worst...

Egyptian forces kill 52 in Sinai

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Egyptian troops and security forces killed at least 52 suspected militants in recent days, the army said in a statement as authorities...

Civilian killings in South Sudan continue

At least 232 civilians were killed and 120 women and girls raped this spring in attacks by South Sudan government troops and...

Calls for calm after 86 Nigerian deaths

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Nigeria's president called for calm after at least 86 people died in clashes between farmers and semi-nomadic herders over the weekend. Authorities...

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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...