Although the overall rate of conflict has remained steady in Africa during the past 10 weeks of the pandemic, the nature of this is changing in subtle but significant ways
A survivor tells of how Islamists carrying AK-47s arrived on motorbikes, forced fleeing children to lie on the ground and beat teachers before setting a building on fire
What might Africa look like in the wake of the pandemic? There’s enough change happening to keep both optimists happy and pessimists glum
Last year was the deadliest for civilians since the current political crisis began in 2012. And the fighting is also increasing in neighbouring countries
A solution to religious fundamentalist violence is neither a secularist view nor religious in nature; it entails a blend of both.
Kenya said it invaded Somalia to protect its citizens, but the attack in Nairobi this week shows this has failed
Over the past five years, Aleph has indexed 1.4 billion links and 450 million documents across some 140 000 dark websites
Nigeriens have engaged in over six decades of painstaking work to build a strong nation. But Niger is no longer looked upon as a beacon of light
Many of Mali’s soldiers aren’t prepared to risk their lives fighting in the north of the country. One deserter explains why
‘The sight of young women playing football is highly unusual in Somalia, owing to societal pressures as well as fear of al-Shabab’
There are only two sea routes linking Europe with East Africa and much of Asia. Either you sail around the Cape of Good Hope or through the Suez Canal
Trump’s new relaxed rules of engagement are killing civilians and breeding the next generation of anti-US fighters.
Despite years of conflict, al-Shabab remains a potent military and political force, able to occupy territory and launch terror attacks
The president and citizens believe they must urgently stop al-Shabab ‘before they kill all of us’
Volunteer paramedics braved danger to minimise casualties in the country’s worst-ever terror attack
At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu
"This attack is all about Burkina Faso’s membership of the G5 Sahel force"
Since his return, McGowan has spent several days in hospital with a fever and headaches, although is recovering now.
A South African held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed, the foreign minister said on Thursday.
The prevailing hypothesis on al-Qaeda’s longevity compared to Islamic State may seem reasonable, but it is hasty.
The superpower may expand its bootprint across the continent but it was the Ebola outbreak that sparked this latest move in its ‘war on terror’.
The diversion of scarce resources and increasing militarisation could derail the democratic project.
Military intervention may not be the best answer to terrorism in nations such as Mali.
Head of al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate calls on jihadists to attack Russian civilians and soldiers in retaliation for Moscow’s air strikes in Syria.
More than half the countries in the world are currently generating Islamist extremist fighters for groups such as Al-qaeda and Isis, the UN has said.
Stephen McGowan’s family have been asked to keep a low profile after French forces rescued one of his fellow al-Qaeda hostages.
Lawlessness, government corruption and a range of financing methods make SA ideal for terrorism financing networks, and likely protect it from attack.
The terrorist organisation says it was responsible for the attack that saw 17 people killed, as the latest edition of the satirical weekly sold out.
Al Qaeda says Obama signed the death warrant of American photojournalist Luke Somers who was killed in a rescue operation along with Pierre Korkie.
Ashraf Ghani has condemned the CIA torture detailed in a US Senate report, saying there can be "no justification for these kinds of actions".
Yolande Korkie repeated: "He’s a teacher, he’s a teacher, he’s a teacher", as if she had not accepted her husband’s death.
The body of Pierre Korkie, who was killed during a US rescue operation, returned to South Africa this morning.