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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...

Islamist militants, Egyptian soldiers die in Sinai clash

Egyptian security forces killed 47 Islamist militants in operations in the Sinai Peninsula recently, the military said. Five military personnel were killed, the armed forces...

Militants killed in Tunisia

Tunisian police killed three Islamist militants in Sidi Bouzid, a security source told Reuters. Police seized weapons in the operation, the source added, without giving...

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...

Seven militants killed, 15 troops killed or wounded in North Sinai

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Seven militants were killed and 15 Egyptian military personnel were killed or wounded in a clash in North Sinai on Saturday, the Egyptian military...

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...

Militants blow themselves up in Tunisia

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Two militants in Tunisia blew themselves up after exchanging fire with security forces who stormed their hideout and encircled them, the interior ministry said....

Militants killed by Egyptian security forces

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Egyptian security forces killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, the Interior Ministry said, a day after a...

Militants die in US Somalia airstrike

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The US military killed three militants in an air strike targeting the al-Shabaab Islamist group in Somalia on Tuesday. The military's Africa Command...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...