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Task Force to tackle threat of terrorism in Africa’s Sahel region

19 August 2017, 9:41 PM

The joint task force by the so-called Group of Five to tackle the threat of terrorism in Africa’s Sahel region is now operational.

Suicide bombers kill 27, wounds 83 in northeast Nigeria

16 August 2017, 6:30 AM

A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants.

Egypt police shot dead near capital

14 July 2017, 12:32 PM

Assailants killed five Egyptian policemen in a shooting south of Cairo on Friday, in the latest of a series of attacks targeting the country’s security forces, the interior ministry said.

Toll hits 19 from Nigeria suicide attacks: police

13 July 2017, 11:18 AM

Nineteen people have now been confirmed dead after four female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, police said.

French and West African presidents launch Sahel force

3 July 2017, 6:01 AM

African powers launched a new multinational military force to tackle Islamist militants in the Sahel on Sunday.

UN alarmed by forced return of refugees from Cameroon into Nigeria

30 June 2017, 7:23 AM

UN refugee agency is alarmed by a fresh incident of forced returns of refugees from Cameroon into northeast Nigeria.

Nine dead as 7 suicide bombers hit NE Nigeria  

26 June 2017, 8:22 PM

Nine people have been killed in a string of suicide attacks in Maiduguri, a city in Nigeria’s restive northeast where Boko Haram Islamists began a deadly insurgency in 2009, police said.

Chad’s Deby warns tight cash could limit fight against terrorism

25 June 2017, 9:18 PM

Chad’s president, Idriss Deby, an important Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants.

Nigeria to probe soldiers’ alleged misconduct at refugee camp

6 June 2017, 5:13 PM

Nigeria’s army is investigating alleged misconduct by soldiers providing security at a camp for people who fled an Islamist insurgency, says a military spokesman.

African countries engage to combat terrorism: Zuma

25 May 2017, 3:01 PM

President Jacob Zuma says African Union member states are engaging to combat terrorism in parts of the continent.

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