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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 08, 2016
Australian released by jihadists arrives in Burkina Faso
An Australian woman who was freed by her al-Qaida captors after several weeks said Monday that she hopes her husband who ...
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 ...
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 17, 2016
Burkina Faso hotel seizure ends; 4 jihadis, 28 others dead
The Al-Qaida fighters who stormed a popular hangout in Burkina Faso's capital at dinnertime came with a mission to kill as ...
January 13, 2016
Niger says 4 soldiers confess to December coup plot
Four of Niger's army officers arrested in December confessed to planning an attempt to overthrow the government, the defense ...
January 11, 2016
Niger court not releasing opposition candidate for elections
Niger's court of appeals says it will not provisionally release from prison an opposition candidate so that he can campaign ...
December 20, 2015
Niger arrests more military officers in alleged coup attempt
Nine military officers involved in planning what Niger's government has said was an attempted coup have been arrested and ...
December 05, 2015
Govt: Triple suicide bombings in Chad kill at least 15
A triple suicide bombing Saturday at a market on an island in Lake Chad killed at least 15 people and injured 130, Chad's ...
December 01, 2015
The Latest: Negotiators take heart at Obama comments
The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local: 6:10 p.m.
November 26, 2015
Nigeria: Boko Haram cannot be crushed by December
Nigeria's military cannot meet the president's December deadline to crush Boko Haram's Islamic uprising, and Nigerians must ...
November 26, 2015
Suspected Boko Haram attack kills 16 in Niger village
Suspected Boko Haram militants raided a village in southeastern Niger, killing 16 people and looting shops, witnesses said ...
November 23, 2015
A look at Mali's Islamic extremist groups
The competing claims by the Macina Liberation Front and Al-Mourabitoun to have carried out Friday's attack on the Radisson ...
November 11, 2015
EU presses African nations to accept migrants back
The European Union pressed African leaders on Wednesday to take back thousands of people who do not qualify for asylum, as ...
October 21, 2015
Nigerian troops, hunters kill 150 Boko Haram extremists
Self-defense fighters said Wednesday they fought alongside Nigerian soldiers to kill 150 Boko Haram militants and rescue 36 ...
October 14, 2015
France warns about security risks caused by global warming
U.N. conference on climate in Paris this year will also be a "conference for peace," given that global warming threatens the ...
October 11, 2015
Boko Haram stages suicide bombings in Cameroon, Chad
Nigeria's Islamic extremist insurgents Boko Haram are blamed for using teens and women to carry out suicide bombings in ...
October 04, 2015
Suicide bomber in Niger kills at least 7 people
A suspected Islamic extremist in southeastern Niger detonated his explosives when confronted by a policeman Sunday morning, ...
August 22, 2015
Boko Haram strengthens ties with Islamic State group
Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists are strengthening ties with the Islamic State group, as shown by reports that Nigerian ...