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US, Nigeria hold military summit in Abuja

Military top brass from across Africa on Monday kicked off a conference co-hosted by the United States aimed at boosting cooperation between countries fighting extremist groups.

Malian jihadist handed over to ICC on war crimes charges

A Malian jihadist was arrested Saturday and handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face war crimes charges for the destruction of Timbuktu and sex slavery, the tribunal said.

Pentagon: US airstrike in Libya killed a ‘high-ranking’ al Qaeda militant

One of the militants killed in a U.S. air strike in Libya over the weekend was a “high-ranking” official in al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

US: Al-Qaida leader killed in Libya attack

The U.S. military said Wednesday a high-ranking leader of the al-Qaida militant group was killed Saturday in a joint U.S.-Libyan airstrike in the southwestern Libyan town of Ubari.

Investigators probe deadly twin attacks in Ouagadougou

Authorities in Burkina Faso were on Saturday hunting for clues about the masterminds behind Friday's deadly twin attacks on the French embassy and the country's military HQ.

Al Qaeda: Ouagadougou attacks a revenge

A Mali-based al Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility on Saturday for attacks in neighbouring Burkina Faso, saying it was a revenge for the killing of one of its leaders, Mohamed Hacen al-Ancari, in a recent raid by French forces.

Dozens dead in attacks on Burkina military headquarters, French embassy

Dozens of people were killed Friday in twin attacks on the French embassy in Burkina Faso and the country's military headquarters, an assault that coincided with a meeting of regional anti-jihadist forces.

President Buhari tasks ECOWAS leaders on human trafficking

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Government to take urgent action to stop illegal migration from the West African sub region.

West Africa under Boko Haram siege – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday admitted that West Africa is constantly under the threat of dreaded groups such as Boko Haram, AQIM and Al-Qaida.

US suspects Niger villager betrayed army troops

The US military believes someone in a Niger village may have tipped off attackers to the presence of US commandoes and Nigerien forces in the area, setting in motion the ambush that killed four Americans, a senior defense official said on Tuesday.

ISIS suspected in Niger attack that killed 3 US forces

Islamic State-linked militants may have been responsible for the ambush in southwestern Niger that killed three US Army special operations commandos and several local Niger forces, US officials said Thursday.

Niger-US joint military operation to continue despite deadly attack – officials

Military operations were underway on Thursday near Niger’s border with Mali the day after an attack by unidentified assailants which killed three members of the U.S. Army Special Forces and five Nigerien soldiers, security sources said.

New security measures in Burkina capital after attacks

Burkina Faso has put in place new security measures in the capital Ouagadougou following attacks by suspected jihadists last month that killed 19 people, the security minister said Monday.

Burkina Faso forces kill 3 jihadis, hostages trapped in building

Burkina Faso security forces killed three suspected jihadist attackers at a restaurant in central Ouagadougou, Communications Minister Remi Dandjinou said on on Monday.

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