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Three French soldiers killed by explosive device in Mali operation

Three French soldiers were killed Monday in Mali when their armoured vehicle struck an explosive device in the Hombori region in the centre of the poor Sahel state, the Élysée Palace said.The deaths brought to 47 the number of...

U.S. to remove Sudan from list of state sponsors of terrorism after payment to victims

President Donald Trump announced on Monday the United States would remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism as soon as Khartoum sets aside the $335 million it has agreed to pay to American victims of militant...

25 Burkina Faso villagers killed in an ambush near their home

Associated PressThe United Nations refugee agency says 25 men were killed on Sunday when gunmen ambushed a convoy near their village in Burkina Faso’s Center-North region.A statement Wednesday said the men were separated from the group and killed while...

Leading Ethiopia opposition activist, Jawar Mohammed slammed with terror charges

Associated PressEthiopia has charged its most prominent opposition figure, Jawar Mohammed, and 23 others with terrorism-related offenses, telecom fraud and other crimes, the attorney general’s office announced Saturday. They could face life in prison if convicted.They will appear in...

Islamic States claim deadly attack in Tunisia resort

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a knife attack in Tunisia that killed a National Guard officer and wounded another, as more suspects are arrested.The attack on Sunday morning in a tourist district of the coastal city...

Ragtag Burkina Faso’s volunteer fighters no match for jihadists

Issa Tamboure, 63, a member of local defense fighters was no match for gun-wielding jihadists who attacked his village in northern Burkina Faso in March.So Tamboure, rounded up his family — including his 13 children — and ran, eventually...

180 bodies found in a mass grave in Burkina Faso

At least 180 bodies have been found in common graves in Djibo, a town in the north of Burkina Faso, Human Rights Watch (HRW), said in a report released on Wednesday, saying that the killings were likely carried out...

10 Ivorian soldiers killed in attack near Burkina border, army says

At least 10 soldiers were killed and six wounded in an attack on an Ivory Coast military post on the northern border near Burkina Faso on Thursday, the army said.It was not yet clear who carried out the pre-dawn...

Dozens killed in armed attacks in Burkina Faso

An armed group in Burkina Faso attacked a cattle market and a humanitarian convoy, killing at least 35 people, the government said on Sunday.Twenty-five people were killed and more wounded in the attack on the market in the eastern...

Ivory Coast army joins Burkina Faso in anti-jihadist operation

Soldiers from Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso conducted their first joint operation against jihadists active near their shared border, killing eight suspected militants and arresting 14 others, Ivory Coast’s army said on Sunday.Burkina Faso and its neighbours Mali and...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday...
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