Militants have killed almost 50 people from a convoy of civilians and soldiers in northern Burkina Faso. The sub-Saharan region has been plagued by Islamist violence.
At least 30 jihadists have been killed by Rwandan forces who were deployed to Mozambique. Rwanda is just one of several countries that sent troops to the country after a recent uptick in activity by Shabaab Islamist militants. Also, Tunisia has received foreign aid to help battle Covid-19. The country's hospitals are overwhelmed and running out of oxygen. Finally, FRANCE 24 speaks to Christine Amisi, one of Africa's top doctors in efforts to help rape survivors.
South Africa has deployed troops in Mozambique following a jihadist attack on the northern town of Palma. This comes as French energy giant Total withdraws all staff from the region.
Residents of the northeastern Nigerian city Maiduguri have been struggling with a power blackout for a week after jihadists blew up supply lines, causing significant disruption.
2,663 inmates in Lagos Correction centres in 2020 are awaiting trial –DPP, Former Minister Martins-Kuye dies at 78
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18 Dec 2020
Families of more than 300 kidnapped Nigerian schoolboys worried that time was running out to find the children, as security forces continued the hunt on Wednesday for armed captors possibly from the jihadist Boko Haram movement.
7 Dec 2020
In 2010, Boko Haram's insurgency climbed to its peak and the group was called the world's deadliest terrorist group, considering the number of attacks it launched and the people it killed. Here are 10 times both jihadist groups have massacred Nigerians in 2020.
21 Nov 2020
"It feels like the closing of a five-year long chapter in our lives," says Alek Skarlatos, one of three Americans who, along with a French-American, Mark Moogalian, helped foil a terror attack on a French high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris in August 2015. The trial of Ayoub El Khazzani, the perpetrator of the failed attack, opened Monday in Paris.
19 Jul 2020
Following days of deadly protests, opposition demonstrators set up barricades in Mali's capital Bamako, near the mosque of prominent protest advocate imam Mahmoud Dicko. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita faces a mounting wave of demonstrations sparked by the outcome of a long-delayed parliamentary poll, but whose underlying causes include discontent over his handling of Mali's jihadist insurgency.