6 Dec 2021
Militants killed at least 31 people in central Mali on Friday (December 3) when they fired upon a bus ferrying people to a local market, local authorities said - the latest deadly attack in a region racked by violent insurgency. The bus was attacked by unidentified gunmen as it travelled its twice-weekly route from the village of Songho to a market in Bandiagara, 10 kilometres (6 miles) away, said Moulaye Guindo, mayor of the nearby town of Bankass.
26 Sep 2021
On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the Taliban flag is flying over Kabul again. A German police expert fears that Afghanistan could once again become a gathering place for jihadists — including from Germany.
10 Aug 2021
More than 40 villagers were massacred by suspected extremists in northern Mali, while 12 troops were killed in neighboring Burkina Faso.
21 May 2021
More than 20,000 people are trapped in northern Mozambique two months after militants attacked the city of Palma. The oil giant Total suspended its activities in the region and the flow of displaced people to the capital of Cabo Delgado province does not stop.
29 Mar 2021
Jihadis have seized a town and also allegedly attacked a convoy of fleeing civilians, including foreign workers, as fighting continued in the gas-rich region.
Family, friends and political associates mourn former Lagos governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande and more
11 Feb 2021
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28 Jan 2021
Fans of afrobeat across the world know Idahams for his beautiful songs such as ‘No One Else’ and ‘Shema’. But that may not have been the case if the multifaceted singer, songwriter, and producer had succumbed to the temptation of joining one of the various militant groups in the Niger-Delta years ago.
3 Jan 2021
The Islamic Defender's Front has a long record of vandalizing nightspots and hurling stones at Western embassies. Several of its members have been convicted on terrorism charges.
16 Dec 2020
Indonesian police have arrested a senior leader of the al-Qaida-linked extremist group which carried out the 2002 Bali bombings. The militant was also believed to be involved in other deadly attacks.
2 Nov 2020
Militant commander Saifullah Mir has been killed in a gun battle with security forces in Kashmir. Indian police said they have so far killed nearly 200 militants in the Muslim-majority region.
7 Jan 2020
The attack struck a crowded market on the Nigerian-Cameroonian frontier. Militant groups have long targeted military and civilian sites in the market town and its surrounding areas.
4 Jun 2019
Ewold Horn from the Netherlands was Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf's longest-held hostage. The military said that it also killed the Abu Sayyaf commander's wife during its raid.