‘Poor man’s bomb’ reaps bloody toll in African jihadist hotspot

They are cheap, made from components that are easily obtained – and murderously effective. Security experts say that in the arsenal of jihadist groups whose insurgency is shaking the Sahel state of Burkina Faso, the improvised explosive device (IED) is Read More …

UN chief: Terrorists strengthen foothold in Africa’s Sahel

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that terrorist groups have strengthened their foothold across Africa’s Sahel region, which is experiencing escalating violence. The U.N. chief said in a report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Wednesday that the expanding foothold is Read More …

French soldier killed by IED as ISIS claim deadly attack on Malian troops

ISIS has claimed an attack in Mali’s volatile east nera the border with Niger that killed a French soldier on Saturday, a day after 53 Malian troops were massacred in the same area. Militants “detonated an explosive device on a Read More …

Partnership in Niger: U.S. EOD, Air Advisors train FAN

Airmen assigned to the 768th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron instructed Forces Armées Nigeriennes (Nigerien Armed Forces) personnel during a week-long Improvised Explosive Device Awareness Course, here, Oct. 7-11, 2019. Expanding on the U.S. Armed Forces/FAN partnership, members of the 768th EABS Read More …

Terrorism ‘spreading and destabilizing’ entire regions, Guterres warns States, at key Kenya conference

Speaking in Nairobi at the opening of a conference on counter-terrorism, Mr. Guterres recalled how attackers had laid siege to a hotel complex in the capital in January, killing 21 people. Africans on ‘front line’ against terror The deteriorating situation in Read More …