Tag: al-Qaeda

Militant attack kills 29 Malian soldiers – army

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in the town of Tarkint, which is about 125 km (78 miles) north of the city of Gao. Mali’s army has repeatedly suffered heavy casualties from jihadist fighters active in the area with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State.

West African leaders pledge $1 bln to combat Islamist threat in the region

West African leaders have pledged $1 billion to combat the spiralling threat of Islamist militancy in the region.

Could this be the solution to combating violent extremism in Africa?

Remote areas in poor nations need far more investment to undercut recruitment by militant armed groups, in a shift from development policies focused most on cities.

Al Qaeda-linked group claims deadly attack at Mali resort

A new alliance of Islamist militant groups linked to al Qaeda on Monday claimed responsibility.

Ivory Coast rescinds port security measures, attack threat unfounded

Ivory Coast rescinded an order on Sunday to increase security at its two main ports after determining that an earlier reported threat of terrorism was unfounded, according to a document seen by...

Islamist rebel apologises for wrecking Timbuktu shrines in landmark trial

Mahdi said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by Al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups which briefly seized control of Timbuktu during the fighting.