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Militant killings more than doubled in Congo in 2020, UN says

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Killings by armed groups in the Democratic Repubic of Congo more than doubled last year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, underlining spiralling violence...

About ten Malian soldiers killed in militant attack, army says

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Militants killed around ten Malian soldiers on Thursday near the west-central town of Guire, the army said, the deadliest such attack against the armed...

Civilians killed in DR Congo attack

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 15 people in eastern DR Congo, local officials said, the latest massacre since the army launched a major...

Militant attack in Burkina Faso leaves 20 dead

Unidentified militants killed at least 10 soldiers and wounded others in an attack on a military unit in northern Burkina Faso, the army said....

Militant cell in Algeria bust

Algerian troops and police dismantled a militant cell planning attacks during election gatherings, Ennahar TV reported. It said the cell was discovered in the western...

Explosives, poisonous gas and drones seized in Tunisia

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Tunisia broke up four Islamist militant cells and seized explosives, poisonous gas and drone aircraft. The militants were planning a "series of...

Top Egyptian militant captured by East Libyan forces

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East Libyan forces apprehended a top suspected Egyptian militant long sought by Cairo for orchestrating a deadly desert ambush on police last...

Islamist militants in Algeria surrender

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Seven Islamist militants surrendered to Algerian authorities near the North African country's border with Mali, the defence ministry said. Security forces recovered...

Militant blows himself up during stand-off

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A militant blew himself up as Tunisian security forces surrounded him and another fighter in a house near the Libyan border, the...

Suspected Libyan militant claims al Qaeda link

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A Libyan captured in a raid on a militant group blamed for a deadly attack on Egyptian police said he and other...

Police killed in Egyptian western desert clash

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Armed militants killed at least 30 policemen in a shootout during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt's Western desert,...

Militants kill five in Sinai attack

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Three policemen, a security guard and a civilian were killed and a number of other people injured in an attack by militants...

Tunisia breaks up 160 militant cells in first 10 months of...

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Tunisian security forces dismantled 160 jihadist cells in the first 10 months of this year, about 45% more than during 2015, the...

Uganda says checking whether Islamist rebel leader arrested in Tanzania

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Ugandan authorities said on Friday they were trying to verify whether a man arrested in Tanzania was Jamil Mukulu, the leader of...

Bus driver-turned-militant takes on Pakistan again

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When Pakistan's military launched an offensive in the Khyber tribal region in 2008, it promised residents they would soon be free of...

Yemeni tribesmen kill militant leader in south

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Armed Yemeni tribesmen said they had killed a militant leader in the country's south during a campaign by tribal and government forces...

Egypt court sentences militant leader to death

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A top Egyptian militant leader was sentenced to death yesterday for killing two police commanders and for organising bomb attacks against security...

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