Militants from the extremist group are under pressure by local and allied forces.
The US issued a terror alert for South Africa, causing the UK and Australia to issue terror warnings and travel advisories for their citizens.
Alarming statement singles out upmarket shopping malls in Johannesburg and Cape Town as potential targets of extremist violence.
Human rights and the rights of women are the focus of Africa Day, but increasingly terror attacks are hampering development, writes Webster Zambara.
A vast network of people have been linked to terrorist organisation the Islamic State that claimed responsibility for the Paris and Brussels attacks.
A man arrested in connection with the Brussels bombing was released after no evidence found was linking him to the attacks, according to prosecutors
After enduring horrific ordeals, the women and girls freed from Boko Haram return to families and communities who reject them, a report has found.
As most people now acknowledge, the errors of the post-9/11 Western “war on terror” led to increases in the number of terrorist incidents.
While one reader sees Islam as an 'aggressive religion', another blames the West for the damage caused by colonialism - and scapegoating Muslims.
Islamic State terrorists applaud when ignorant, bigoted Westerners turn their anger on Muslims.
The hostage situation at a hotel in the Malian capital Bamako comes after months of sporadic violence.
Last year 32 658 people were victims of terrorism but crime is 13 times higher.
A Ugandan judge has called on all African nations to unite to effectively counter terrorism.
No justification can redeem acts such as the Garissa massacre. Such clarity is a boon when it can be hard to sort freedom fighters from terrorists.
Thousands of people marched in Cameroon's capital to protest against Boko Haram's insurgency and support the Cameroon army's fight on the ground.
Virtual communities need to realise that the tweet can be more powerful than the bullet in this world of cyberterrorist realities.
Four African armies, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger are currently on the ground directly engaged in the fight against Boko Haram.