Jihadists attack near hotel in Somali capital
A fierce gun battle broke out Tuesday in the Somali capital Mogadishu near a major city centre hotel, security sources and witnesses said, as a jihadist group announced an "operation" there.
Suspected jihadists kidnap six teachers in Mali, sources say
Six school teachers were kidnapped Friday by suspected jihadists in central Mali because they spoke French in the classroom, local and security forces said.
Money row sparks deadly Nigeria jihadist infighting
A dispute over money within a Nigerian jihadist faction affiliated to the Islamic State group has spiraled into clashes that have killed "scores" of fighters, sources said.
Mozambique leader vows to hunt down jihadist attackers
Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi vowed Wednesday to hunt down and unmask attackers involved in a string of deadly assaults that have battered the country's northern region and killed least 250 people.
Six dead and Mogadishu mayor wounded in blast at his office
Six people were killed and the mayor of Mogadishu wounded in a bombing at the mayoral offices in the Somali capital, the government said on Wednesday, in an attack claimed by Al-Shabaab jihadists.
Three accomplices given long sentences for Kenya university attack
A Nairobi court Wednesday sentenced three men to terms ranging from 41 years to life in prison for abetting the massacre of 148 people by Somali jihadists at Garissa University in northeast Kenya in 2015. Judge Francis Andayi said he considered the "helpless" nature of the victims -- mostly students, rounded up at dawn on…
Cameroon to prosecute seven soldiers over 'atrocity' video
Cameroon's defence ministry said Monday it would prosecute seven soldiers suspected of summarily killing two women and their two children, a video of which was distributed on the internet to widespread outrage. "Seven soldiers arrested on suspicion of extrajudicial executions in the Far North region will be brought before a military court in Yaounde... where…
Egypt says four suspected Islamists killed in Sinai
Egyptian security forces killed four suspected jihadists in restive North Sinai allegedly involved in a deadly attack this week on a police checkpoint, the interior ministry said Saturday. It said the suspects were killed in a shootout as security forces raided a building used as a hideout in the town of El-Arish, and three assault…
Nine French jihadists now on death row in Iraq
Nine French jihadists are now on death row in Iraq after a court sentenced two more to death on Sunday for joining the Islamic State group, rejecting a claim of torture. Fodil Tahar Aouidate and Vianney Ouraghi were among 11 French citizens and one Tunisian handed over to Iraqi authorities in January by a US-backed…