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Twelve Niger soldiers killed in clashes with militants

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Gunmen have killed 12 soldiers and wounded eight in a clash in southwest Niger near the border with Burkina Faso, the government said on...

Militants kill at least 31 in central Mali, say local authorities

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Militants killed at least 31 people in central Mali on Friday when they fired upon a bus ferrying people to a local market, local...

Suspected militants kill soldiers in Burkina Faso’s desert north

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Suspected militants killed four soldiers in Burkina Faso's northern Loroum province on Sunday, the army said, in the latest of a wave of attacks. The...

69 killed in attack in southwest Niger, says government

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Gunmen killed 69 people including a mayor in an attack in a remote area of southwest Niger, the interior minister said on Thursday, part...

Militants kill 14 soldiers, injure seven in Burkina Faso attack

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A large group of heavily armed militants killed 14 Burkina Faso soldiers and injured seven others in a dawn attack in the north on...

Mali says four soldiers killed in ambush by suspected militants

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Four soldiers were killed when their patrol was ambushed by suspected militants in central Mali on Sunday, the army said in a statement The region...

More than a dozen people killed by Islamist militants in northeast...

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More than a dozen people, including seven soldiers, were killed by Islamist militants in an attack in northeast Nigeria, four sources told Reuters. The militants...

Three suspected militants killed in Tunisia near Algerian border, official says

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Three suspected militants, including an Asian woman‮ ‬and local leader in Islamic State, were killed in Tunisian mountains near the Algerian border‮ ‬in two...

Mozambique militants beheading children as young as 11, Save the Children...

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Children as young as 11 are being beheaded in Mozambique, UK-based aid group Save the Children said on Tuesday, as part of an Islamist...

Militants from Mozambique staged deadly attack in Tanzania, police say

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About 300 militants from Mozambique attacked a village in southern Tanzania and killed an unknown number of people last week, Tanzania’s top police officer...

Tunisian police kill three suspected militants after fatal attack on officer

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Police in Tunisia chased and shot dead three suspected Islamist militants after they attacked two police officers, killing one of them, in the coastal...

Militants kill four Malian soldiers in ambush

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Four Malian solders were killed and 12 wounded on Thursday after militants ambushed a military anti-poaching patrol in the violence-plagued central region of Mopti,...

Sahel remains fragile despite battle gains against militants

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French and West African troops have made gains against Islamist groups in the Sahel but the situation remains fragile with persistent attacks by the...

Militants kill 20 soldiers, 40 civilians in northeast Nigeria attacks

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Islamic militants killed at least 20 soldiers and more than 40 civilians and injured hundreds in twin attacks in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state on...

Militants in Burkina Faso kill 35 in separate attacks, government says

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Militants in Burkina Faso attacked a cattle market and a humanitarian convoy, killing at least 35 people, the government said on Sunday. Saturday’s violence underscores...

No insurgent control in northern Mozambique

No parts of Mozambique’s troubled northern province are under control of insurgents, national police commander Bernardino Rafael said. His comments follow an increase in the...

College burnt in militant attack in northern Mozambique

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Militants torched a teacher training college run by a local charity in northern Mozambique, a director of the organisation and a security analyst said...

Militants arrested in the Sahel

Algeria’s army arrested eight people planning to join Islamist militants in the neighbouring Sahel region, the defence ministry said. The eight were arrested on...

ISS: Violence against civilians is on the rise in Africa

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Militant Islamist group activity in Africa has doubled since 2012, according to the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (ACSS), a think tank funded by...

Suspected militants killed in North Sinai

Egyptian security forces killed 16 suspected militants in North Sinai and found a stash of weapons and explosives in hideouts, the Interior Ministry said...

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