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March 03, 2016
UN chief expresses concern about extremism in Sahel region
The United Nations secretary-general said Thursday he is deeply concerned by attacks by Islamic extremists in Burkina Faso ...
February 22, 2016
US trains West Africans to respond to extremist threats
Deep in the desert a loud explosion blows the roof off a Chevy Suburban, scattering car parts amid flames and black smoke.
February 21, 2016
Niger's security-minded president vies for 2nd term in vote
Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou sought re-election Sunday, touting his record of defending the West African nation from ...
February 20, 2016
Niger leader seeks 2nd term amid fear of extremist violence
Niger's president will stand for re-election Sunday in a climate made tense by Islamic extremist threats and complaints about ...
February 17, 2016
Mali group criticizes Saudi response to hajj disaster
A group of Malian families who lost loved ones in the Saudi hajj disaster in September has criticized the kingdom's response ...
February 13, 2016
Mali: Extremists claim attack that killed 5 peacekeepers
A group that tracks jihadi activity online says Mali-based Islamic extremists have claimed responsibility for an attack on ...
February 12, 2016
5 killed in UN base attack in Mali; 3 killed near Timbuktu
Militants attacked a U.N. base in northern Mali on Friday, killing at least 5 peacekeepers and wounding 30 others, a U.N.
February 10, 2016
3 soldiers die after vehicle hits land mine in central Mali
Mali's defense ministry says three soldiers have been killed after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Mali's ...
February 08, 2016
Senegal fears extremism amid imam arrests, regional attacks
Dozens of armed security forces descended on the Quranic school at night, arresting an imam suspected of having links to ...
February 06, 2016
Al-Qaida group claims attack on police station in north Mali
Al-Qaida's North Africa branch has claimed responsibility for an attack on a U.N. mission police station in northern Mali ...
February 06, 2016
Malian Tuaregs returning home face violence in Timbuktu
Charred timbers are all that remain of a dozen Tuareg homes burned down last week in Mali's northern city of Timbuktu by a ...
February 05, 2016
Car bomb explodes at UN base in Mali's Timbuktu
A car bomb exploded Friday outside a U.N. mission police station in northern Mali, killing at least one Malian soldier and ...
February 03, 2016
Jimmy Carter hopeful for Guinea worm eradication in Africa
Former US President Jimmy Carter says that Guinea worm disease may soon be eradicated, which would be the most exciting ...
January 28, 2016
4 soldiers killed in Mali's north in explosion, attack
Three Malian soldiers died after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device and another soldier was killed in an attack ...
January 27, 2016
North Africa al-Qaida group posts video of kidnapped Swiss
An organization that monitors jihadi sites says al-Qaida's North Africa branch has released video of Swiss woman abducted ...
January 26, 2016
Senegal police question 900 in heightened security measures
Senegalese police have questioned about 900 people in two regions in the West African nation as part of heightened security ...
January 22, 2016
AP EXPLAINS: Islamic extremists step up attacks in Africa
The number of deadly attacks by Islamic extremists is mounting across Africa, raising questions about the resurgence of armed ...
January 20, 2016
West Africa braces for more attacks after Burkina Faso siege
At the entrance to the King Fahd Palace hotel in Dakar, security guards inspect the trunks of every taxi at the gate, long ...
January 20, 2016
Armed men kill 3 gendarmes in Mali's central region
A resident says that armed attackers have killed three gendarmes in Mali's central region. Moussa Saye, who lives in the town ...
January 18, 2016
Burkina Faso capital security tightens after jihadi attack
In the wake of a weekend attack that killed at least 29 people, security was beefed up across Burkina Faso's capital Monday ...