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Al-Qaeda claims attack on UN military camp in Timbuktu

Feb 06, 2016 - 11:15 PM

The attack comes 3 months after a similar strike on the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako and one month after a raid on a top hotel in Burkina Faso

Al-Qaeda names Burkina attackers

Jan 18, 2016 - 9:50 PM

Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb says the Splendid Hotel was one of the most dangerous dens of global espionage in the west of the African continent

TERROR ATTACK. File photo of paramedics evacuating a body outside the Splendid hotel and the Cappuccino restaurant following a jihadist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on January 16, 2016. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/Agence France-Presse

National mourning in Burkina after hotel attack leaves 29 dead

Jan 17, 2016 - 8:17 AM

UPDATED President Roch Marc Christian Kabore: For the first time in its history our country has fallen victim to a series of barbaric terrorist attacks

TERROR ATTACK. Paramedics evacuate a body outside the Splendid hotel and the Cappuccino restaurant following a jihadist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on January 16, 2016. Photo by Issouf Sanogo/Agence France-Presse

At least 26 killed in jihadist attack on Burkina Faso hotel

Jan 16, 2016 - 9:32 AM

5th UPDATE Security forces retake the four star Splendid hotel popular with Westerners and UN personnel A total of 126 people were freed including 33 wounded

AL-QAEDA ATTACK. Burkina Faso's soldier stands near Hotel Splendid where the attackers remain with sporadic gunfire continuing in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on January 15, 2016. Photo by Ahmed Ouoba / AFP

Trade to dominate as Obama welcomes African leaders

Aug 04, 2014 - 3:15 PM

Washington has also vowed to ensure issues such as security governance and human rights are on the agenda

AFRICA IN FOCUS. In this photo, US President Barack Obama takes questions during a Young African Leaders meeting at the Soweto University of Johannesburg Campus in Soweto, South Africa, 29 June 2013. Kim Ludbrook/EPA

US warns of new generation of global terrorists

May 02, 2014 - 12:28 AM

Extremist violence last year was also increasingly marked by sectarian motives which the US said was a worrisome trend

TERRORISM? Flames and smoke rise from the site of twin bombings in Syria on April 9, 2014. File photo by EPA

France says 40 Islamists killed in recent Mali operations

Mar 20, 2014 - 6:15 PM

France s Defense minister Jean Yves Le Drian says French soldiers have killed about 40 Islamist fighters including senior comanders in Mali

Mali goes to polls under threat of Islamist violence

Nov 25, 2013 - 1:13 AM

The polls mark Mali s first steps to recovery after it was plunged into chaos by a military coup in March last year

Tunisia crisis deepens after failure to pick new PM

Nov 05, 2013 - 9:44 PM

The press laments the failure to reach an agreement saying both sides were to blame

CRISIS CONTINUES. Tunisian leader Hamma Hammami speaks to reporters on the sidelines of a recent national dialogue aimed at ending the ongoing political standoff. Photo by EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA

US charges ex-head of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

Jul 20, 2013 - 8:19 AM

Mokhtar Belmokhtar allegedly masterminded the deadly January siege at an Algerian gas plant

Mali aid offers pour in; Army chief sets sights on Timbuktu

Jan 23, 2013 - 10:25 AM

Mali s army chief Tuesday January 22 said his French backed forces could reclaim the northern towns of Gao and fabled Timbuktu from Islamists in a month as more offers of aid poured in for the offensive

A French soldier deployed near city of Diabaly keeps post from a machine gun mounted vehicle on January 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO