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An Aqim fighter in northern Mali last year
11/10/2014 - France - Niger - Libya - Mali

France destroys Al-Qaeda convoy carrying arms from Libya to Mali

France says its forces in NIger have destroyed an Al-Qaeda convoy carrying a large amount of weapons from Libya to Mali.

French military base in Gao, northern Mali
15/07/2014 - France - Mali

Ninth French soldier killed in Mali

A French legionnaire has been killed in a suicide attack in northern Mali, the ninth soldier to have died since the French intervention there in 2013.


French press review 14 June 2014

French press shocked by the Netherlands hammering of Spain at the 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil and looming threat in Iraq as Islamist militants close in on the capital Baghdad.

After the attack against La Chaumière restaurant, popular with Westerners in Djibouti
29/05/2014 - Report: Somalia - Djibouti

Al-Shebab claims Djibouti bombing, targets French

In Somalia al-Shebab has claimed responsibility for the weekend's two deadly bomb attacks on a Djibouti restaurant.
Mokhtar Belmokhtar,
14/04/2014 - Libya - Mali - Algeria - Chad

Jihadi leader Belmokhtar alive in Libya and plotting attacks, sources

The Sahara jihadi leader behind last year's bloody hostage-taking at the In Amenas gas plant is alive and plotting new attacks in Libya, security sources say, contradicting earlier reports of Mokhtar ...

African press review 24 March 2014

An appeal for calm, amid growing violence in Kenya and fears that some of South Africa's platinum mines could close as a result of strikes - all in today's papers..

French soldiers in Mali.
25/01/2014 - France - Mali

Militants killed in Mali anti-terror operation

A French counter-terrorism operation in northern Mali has killed 11 Islamist militants and left a French soldier wounded.

Al-Qaeda tightens grip on Iraq.
06/01/2014 - World news explained

Al-Qaeda tightens grip on Iraq.

Heavy artillery fire and air strikes have continued in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, as the military battles to retake parts of the city from al-Qaeda linked fighters.
Al Qaida group behind Beirut blast
20/11/2013 - World news explained

Al Qaida group behind Beirut blast

A double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in Beirut on Tuesday has killed at least 23 people. The attack was claimed by an al-Qaeda-linked jihadi group, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades.
07/11/2013 - France - Mali

Malian police name tuareg vehicle owner in RFI journalist killings

The owner of the vehicle used to transport the two RFI journalists who were shot dead on Saturday has been formally identified as Bayes Ag Bakabo, a Tuareg, according to Malian security sources. ...