Insecurity throws Nigeria's election preparations into disarray
In northeast Nigeria, a surge in attacks by Boko Haram and the Islamist insurgency's offshoot, Islamic State West African Province, is throwing plans for the February 16 presidential election into chaos.
At least 15 confirmed dead in Kenya attack
Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and sending workers diving under desks to escape an attack claimed by Somalia-based Islamist group al Shabaab.
Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 15 in northeast Nigeria - residents
Suspected members of the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency killed at least 15 people in an attack on a group of villages in northeast Nigeria late on Wednesday, residents told Reuters.
Islamists push religion to fore in Pakistan poll
A bumper crop of ultra-Islamist groups are contesting this week's Pakistan election, with the potential to reshape the political landscape of the nuclear-armed Muslim country of 208 million people.
Somalia: Famine fears in a failed state
Almost seven million Somalis, half the population, are dependent on food aid. But delivering this aid is difficult. Almost all state structures are missing, some regions are controlled by the Islamist al-Shabab militia and corruption is pervasive throughout the state.
Hostages held in Somalia's capital after a suicide bomb attack
At least 19 people have been killed after Islamist attackers launched a car bomb and gun attack on a busy hotel and adjacent restaurant in the Somali capital, police say.
Philippine soldiers battle militants in southern city
Philippines security forces battle Islamist gunmen in a southern Philippine city, as the reported death toll from four days of clashes climbs to several dozen.