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Mali says note links al Qaeda splinter group to hotel siege

Mali's chief prosecutor said on Saturday that it has evidence that jihadist group Al Mourabitoun, led by veteran leader veteran militant leader...

Mali hotel attack puts veteran militant back in spotlight

The deadly attack on a hotel in Mali's capital on Friday claimed by two radical Islamist groups has put veteran militant leader...

Al Qaeda denies reports of militant commander Belmokhtar’s death

Al Qaeda's North Africa branch has denied reports that Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a major figure in insurgencies across North Africa and...

Militant group denies U.S. air strike killed Algerian Belmokhtar

The Sahara-based Islamist group al-Mourabitoun on Thursday denied reports that veteran Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar, one of its leaders, was killed in...

Libya says Algerian militant Belmokhtar killed in U.S. strike

Libya's recognised government said on Sunday that Algerian veteran militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar, a major figure in North African and Sahel Islamist insurgencies,...

Sahara Islamist leader Belmokhtar dismisses Islamic State pledge

Veteran Algerian jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar has rejected a pledge of allegiance to Islamic State by the co-founder of his al-Mourabitoun Islamist group,...

Islamist group claims attack on U.N. peacekeepers in Mali

A group headed by former al Qaeda fighter Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a suicide raid on U.N. peacekeepers in northern...

Islamist group claims attack that killed French soldier in Mali

A spokesman for the al-Mourabitoun armed Islamist group, formed by veteran jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, claimed responsibility on Thursday for a suicide bombing...

French troops kill deputy to feared Islamist Belmokhtar

French special forces have killed the second-in-command of the feared Islamist commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar in an operation in the region of Tessalit...


Mapisa-Nqakula continues to use “security” to evade Parliamentary questions

The free flow of information on border protection successes from military provincial tactical headquarters continues unabated in contrast with answers to Parliamentary questions where...