French Mirage jets, Tiger helicopters and a Reaper drone carried out a series of airstrikes Dec. 27 targeting militants near the town of Tongo Tongo, Niger, the site of the Oct. 2017 ambush that killed 4 US soldiers. The joint French-Nigerien operation killed 15 "militants"

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22 January 2019
French Mirage jets, Tiger helicopters and a Reaper drone carried out a series of airstrikes Dec. 27 targeting militants near the town of Tongo Tongo, Niger, the site of the Oct. 2017 ambush that killed 4 US soldiers. The joint French-Nigerien operation killed 15 "militants"
Geolocation of ISWA footage rumoured to be either in town of Baga or north of Baga in Nigeria. Footage taken 4.5km SW of Baga in military compound. Main building seen in footage is located here3 week ago
Geolocation of ISWA footage rumoured to be either in town of Baga or north of Baga in Nigeria. Footage taken 4.5km SW of Baga in military compound. Main building seen in footage is located here
(Video) Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) showing Fighters Roaming Freely in Control Naval Outpost Lake Chad in Baga, Borno State, Nigeria - 30 December 20183 week ago
(Video) Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) showing Fighters Roaming Freely in Control Naval Outpost Lake Chad in Baga, Borno State, Nigeria - 30 December 2018
Joint France-Niger air and ground operation near Tongo Tongo kills 15 suspected terrorists
3 week ago
Gunmen kill five villagers in central Nigeria's Plateau state. The incident happened late Wednesday in Rawuru village in the Barkin Ladi district of the state, an area beset with clashes between local farmers and nomadic Fulani herdsmen.
BurkinaFaso-: Death toll following the dual-ambush in the area of Toéni, Sourou Province, elevated to 10 dead and 3 wounded (official);
Burkina: On Thursday, at least 6 soldiers died in an ambush in Toeni locality located about fifty km north of Tougan in Boucle du Mouhoun area3 week ago
Burkina: On Thursday, at least 6 soldiers died in an ambush in Toeni locality located about fifty km north of Tougan in Boucle du Mouhoun area
3 week ago
Nigeria: Nigerian army says 14 personnel killed in BokoHaram or ISWAP ambush against security forces during escort duty outside Damaturu in Yobe state.
Chadian rebels attack base of the 10th Infantry (LNA) in Taragin, South of Sebha.   Reports of casualties.3 week ago
Chadian rebels attack base of the 10th Infantry (LNA) in Taragin, South of Sebha. Reports of casualties.
Burkina Faso: The police station in Solhan, Yagha Province attacked tonight, same police station was attacked and destroyed a month ago3 week ago
Burkina Faso: The police station in Solhan, Yagha Province attacked tonight, same police station was attacked and destroyed a month ago
Algeria- weapons cache containing 15 S-5 rockets, 20 grenades and an AK discovered in Bordj Badji Mokhtar, along the border with Mali
3 week ago
Nigerian army says 13 soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack
French President Macron visiting his forces in Chad
4 week ago
Chibok village under Boko Haram attack, 17 killed in Zamfara
Mali: A Malian army vehicle was struck by an IED between Mamba and Toyé, Mopti-Ségou regional border, four soldiers wounded, vehicle damaged
Infiltration at night for a section of the 1st Infantry Regiment near a village. Operation Barkhane1 month ago
Infiltration at night for a section of the 1st Infantry Regiment near a village. Operation Barkhane
Tuareg leader: Suspected jihadists on motorcycles kill at least 42 in Mali's eastern Menaka region.
1 month ago
Bolton says its time for African countries to do more to take the lead against militants on the continent
Bolton says that all too often the establishment of UN peacekeeping missions in Africa is "the end of creative thinking." Said in earlier speech the US would no longer support unproductive, unsuccessful, and unaccountable UN peacekeeping missions.
Billions of dollars of US aid have not stopped terrorism, radicalism and violence and have helped China and Russia take advantage of African states, says @AmbJohnBolton. US "will not longer tolerate this pattern of aid without effect."
China "predatory actions" in Africa are a sub-component of Beijing's strategic initiatives to expand its economic and military power, says @AmbJohnBolton in speech at @Heritage.
China and Russia rapidly expanding influence across Africa to gain an advantage over US, according to @AmbJohnBolton.
The new Africa strategy was approved by @POTUS yesterday and the administration "will begin executing (it) immediately," says @AmbJohnBolton.
New @realDonaldTrump administration's Africa strategy being unveiled at The Heritage Foundation by @AmbJohnBolton.1 month ago
New @realDonaldTrump administration's Africa strategy being unveiled at The Heritage Foundation by @AmbJohnBolton.
1 month ago
Dozens of people were killed in an armed attack near Mali's border with Niger
1 month ago
Police foils suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri
AQIM AlQaeda supports the protestors in France and denies the death of Kouffa Macina1 month ago
AQIM AlQaeda supports the protestors in France and denies the death of Kouffa Macina
Following pan-Arab exercises, Egypt hosts Sudan, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso for joint Africa CT and hostage rescue training
EU, France announce 1.3bn euros ($1.5bn) aid for African Sahel region in anti-terrorism effort
Nigerian court orders arrest of former minister1 month ago
Nigerian court orders arrest of former minister
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