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Burkina Faso security forces fire tear gas at protesters

Nov. 27, 2021 10:13 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Security forces fired tear gas at protesters throwing rocks in Burkina Faso’s capital on Saturday, as tensions rose across the conflict-riddled nation with the population angry at the government’s inability to stem violence linked to al-Qaida and the...

ICC judges cut Muslim radical's sentence in Timbuktu case

Nov. 25, 2021 11:43 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges have cut by two years the sentence of an Islamic radical who pleaded guilty to overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, the court announced Thursday. ...

Al-Shabab blast by school in Somali capital kills at least 8

Nov. 25, 2021 11:14 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A large explosion outside a school in Somalia's capital on Thursday killed at least eight people, including students, witnesses said. The extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. The al-Qaida-linked group controls large...

Al-Qaida linked al-Shabab group claims large blast in Somalia's capital near school killing at least 5

Nov. 25, 2021 01:17 AM EST
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Qaida linked al-Shabab group claims large blast in Somalia's capital near school killing at least 5.

Attack by extremists in Burkina Faso kills at least 19

Nov. 23, 2021 13:28 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — At least 19 people, including nine security force members, have been killed during an attack by suspected extremists in Burkina Faso, the government-press agency said Tuesday. The attack Sunday in Foube in the Center-North region also...

Suspected extremist gunmen kill 25 in southwestern Niger

Nov. 18, 2021 06:59 AM EST

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — At least 25 people were killed by suspected extremist gunmen in southwest Niger, the government said Wednesday. Buildings were burned and ransacked in the attack earlier this week near Bakorat village along the border with Mali, Alkache Alhada, the...

Wife of US hostage in Africa reveals captors' ransom demand

Nov. 17, 2021 21:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of an American humanitarian worker who was kidnapped in Niger five years ago said Wednesday that her husband's captors have made a multimillion-dollar ransom demand but U.S. government “restrictions” have hindered her ability to raise the sum. ...

Hundreds go missing in Burkina Faso amid extremist violence

Nov. 17, 2021 03:56 AM EST

FADA N'GOURMA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The last time Polenli Combary spoke to her son on the phone she prayed for God to bless him. Shortly after, she called back but the line was dead. Her 34-year-old son was returning a truck used to move the family's belongings from...

UN condemns arms supply to Somalia's al-Shabab, keeps UN ban

Nov. 15, 2021 19:21 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council condemned the supply of weapons and ammunition to al-Shabab extremists and others in Somalia in violation of a U.N. arms embargo and voted Monday to extend the ban for a year, saying the al-Qaida affiliate's terrorist activities continue to...

Death toll in Burkina Faso security force attack rises to 32

Nov. 15, 2021 15:28 PM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The death toll for the weekend attack in northern Burkina Faso has risen to at least 28 officers and four civilians, the government said Monday, marking the deadliest attack on the West African nation's security forces since jihadi violence started more than...