President Macky Sall in June ordered the removal of children from the streets and said those who force them to beg would be imprisoned.
Profile: Chad President Deby—current African Union chief is a warrior leader who enjoys near-blind western backing
Veteran leader this week won a fifth term in office, extending his 26 years in power--but not all are impressed.
Ivory Coast's solid response to the Bassam attacks shows African answers to terrorism can be credible
Before resorting to the idiom of the global war on terror and the interventionist rhetoric it entails, it is possible for credible local responses.
The deadly ‘true pan-Africanists’: Jihadism in the Sahel dissolves borders, and Senegal gets nervous
“A lot of this is to do with justice…the feeling that the world is not right, the state is oppressive, the global economic system is unfair"
Niger has worst score worldwide on the UN’s Human Development Index, ranking 188th out of 188 countries, below Chad, Eritrea and Central African Rep
Security in the capitals of Senegal, Ghana and Ivory Coast has been tightened al-Qaeda killed more than 20 people at a Radisson hotel in Bamako
UPDATE: At least 18 nationalities killed in Burkina Faso hotel siege as Al Qaeda raises the stakes in West Africa
Death toll at 23 and could rise, as 126 people were freed with security sources saying the assault has been 'completely crushed'.
Attack on prestigious Radisson hotel frequented by foreigners for its perceived security claimed 22 lives.
Syrians flying 4,820 kms to West Africa, then take road to Mali, the Sahara - and, inshallah, Europe
Along the way, the migrants’ money is transforming remote desert towns, and creating local millionaires. Once sleepy towns are getting rich.
The hotel attack was the third assault in just a week in the country.
Confusion over the fate of feared Al-Qaeda-linked militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar as nations and non-state actors differ.
Kenya fight against Al-Shabaab shifts to its own backyard where militants have found a new playground
The chairman of the Kenyan Senate's National Security and Foreign Relations Committee signalled that a Somalia exit strategy was no longer taboo.
Divorce Al-Qaeda and wed Islamic State? Weak but still deadly Somalia's Shabaab sweats over its future
"Muslims have to unite against their enemy....[Shabaab] more than happy to join forces to strike the enemy of Islam harder" - commander.
In relation to the migrants drowning in the Mediterranean at least...
Mali's vast desert north is riven by ethnic rivalries and an Islamist insurgency, and has struggled for stability since a coup in 2012.
Attacks on US interests and citizens is a key factor in the size of the bounty – more than causing death or destruction in a more “generalised” sense.
Part of the reason is that none of their countries are categorised as free, with marches there either banned or restricted, and the media targeted.
High-profile Sahel summit to define strategy for region as militants threaten gains.
Four killed in revenge attacks after Kenya mosques raid, and Maghreb militants release video of French, Dutch hostages
One man was killed and 250 people arrested in the Mombasa raids where terrorists have launched several bomb attacks in the past.