African Union (AU) soldiers from Uganda rest in the town of Kurtunwarey in Somalia. Somali government and AU troops have been engaging al-Shabaab militants as part of their military offensive dubbed ‘Indian Ocean’ aiming to oust the Islamist militant groupfrom its last major hideouts in the southern parts of the country. Photograph: AP Photo/Tobin Jones/African Union Mission to Somalia

The United States conducted a suspected drone strike in southern Somalia targeting senior leaders of the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab as the Pen(...)

Attackt are the first suicide attacks in Niger since a French-led offensive in January to oust Islamist rebels from neighbouring northern Mali. Image: Google Maps

Islamist suicide bombers struck a barracks and a French-run uranium mine in Niger today, officials said, killing 20 people and wounding (...)