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Nigerian army base overrun by Islamists

Islamist insurgents overran a Nigerian army base in the north-east, killing at least the commander, two Nigerian security sources said. Militants took a Nigerian army...

Lebanese kidnapped in Nigeria

Gunmen in Nigeria’s oil-rich Rivers state kidnapped two Lebanese workers helping to build a road, a police spokesman told Reuters. The workers were abducted from...

Protesters killed in Nigeria

Three protesters were killed and four others injured when soldiers opened fire on demonstrators in a farming community in Nigeria’s Adamawa state, three sources...

ISS: Hard counter-terrorism lessons from the Sahel for West Africa’s coastal...

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Violent extremist groups are no longer confined to the Sahelian states of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad. Their threat is spilling over...

ISS: Could alternative justice help counter-terrorism?

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Mali, Niger and Nigeria are under pressure to stop the ongoing terrorist attacks in their countries. How to achieve this is the critical question....

Another Nigerian AW109 spotted

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Leonardo Helicopters has flown a third AW109E Power helicopter destined for the Nigerian Air Force, with the rotorcraft undergoing pre-delivery test flights in Italy. The...

Violence forces thousands to flee Nigeria

Violence in north-west Nigeria has forced around 20,000 refugees to seek safety in neighbouring Niger since April, the United Nations refugee agency said. Military, police...

ISS: What doesn’t break Boko Haram in Niger makes it stronger

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Since the beginning of 2019, there’s been a growing number of attacks in Niger’s Diffa region, largely claimed by Islamic State in West Africa...

Militants kill at least 25 Nigerian soldiers, some civilians in ambush

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Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning, two security sources...

Armed gang strikes in north-west Nigeria

An armed gang killed at least 18 people in the north-west Nigerian state Katsina, police and residents said, as unrest spreads across the region...

SA defence industry’s poor relation status must change

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More proof – if needed – that the South African defence industry is the poor relation in the national industrial sector comes from the...