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About 40 migrants feared dead after boat capsizes off Western Sahara

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About 40 migrants were feared dead after a boat carrying about 50 people travelling from Western Sahara to Spain's Canary Islands capsized, a Spanish...

UN agency saves migrants stranded in Sahara Desert

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The United Nations migration agency in Niger has saved more than 600 lives since April with a new search and rescue operation...

Migrants rescued in Sahara desert

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Authorities in Niger rescued over 100 migrants abandoned by traffickers in the Sahara desert as they tried to cross into neighbouring Libya...

Migrants die after truck breakdown in Sahara desert

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More than 40 West African migrants died in the Sahara desert after their truck broke down in arid northern Niger, the Red...

Trans-Sahel ‘new frontier’ in global counter-terrorism operations

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The Sahel-Sahara region is the ‘new frontier' in global counter-terrorism operations, prompting major transitions in US and French military positioning, according to...

French Sahara hostage appeals in video for negotiated release

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A video of Serge Lazarevic, a French hostage who has been held in the Sahara for over two years, appealing to France's...

Insight: Revival of Islamists in Mali tests French, U.N. nerve

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Nine months after they were scattered across the Sahara by waves of French air strikes, Islamists in Mali are making a comeback...

Niger says 92 migrants found dead in Sahara after failed crossing

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Rescuers have found the bodies of 92 migrants, most of them women and children, strewn across the Sahara desert in northern Niger...

About 10 migrants die, 50 missing in failed Sahara crossing

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Around 10 migrants from Niger have died of thirst and 50 are missing after one of the vehicles they were travelling in...

Qaeda Sahara obtains Libyan arms says commander

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One of al Qaeda's commanders in the Sahara has said the group profited from the Libyan conflict by securing weapons and he...

Analysis – Al Qaeda influence growing south of the Sahara

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The bombing of a UN office in Nigeria has deepened fears that al Qaeda's influence on militant groups in sub-Saharan Africa is...

Mauritanian army kills 3 in attack on armed convoy

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Mauritanian soldiers killed three armed men and took 18 prisoners after attempting to stop a convoy in the remote northeast of the...

Mauritanian army kills 3 in attack on armed convoy

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Mauritanian soldiers killed three armed men and took 18 prisoners after attempting to stop a convoy in the remote northeast of the...

Overlooked report links al-Qaeda to Latin America-Africa drugs route

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A US official is warning that Latin American narcotics rebels have teamed up with al-Qaeda elements in Saharan Africa and now pose...

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