Governments in countries like Morocco and Tunisia need to respond realistically to a complex problem.
Al-Murabitoun, which has claimed Friday's siege that left ast least 27 killed, spurned ISIS for Al Qaeda in what was seen as a power struggle.
In a new statement, ISIS again insisted it had brought down the plane -- and challenged sceptics to prove otherwise.
Investigators have recovered the plane's "black box" flight recorder and the Egyptian government said Sunday its contents were being analysed.
In the fabled desert city of Timbuktu, named as the "City of 333 saints" militants destroyed 15 mausoleums dating back to 15th and 16th centuries.
In an eight-minute Hausa-language message, elusive Nigerian militant rebuffs claims by Chadian leader Idriss Deby that he had been replaced.
Fears of a massacre. Militants executed 22 residents as they lay wounded in a city hospital - then set the place on fire.
Sisi's boot is on its neck, but Egypt gets its groove back, and its future might increasingly be African
How 'Game of Thrones' hints to a renewed self-confidence, as Egypt re-asserts itself on the broader geopolitical stage.
Tanzania leads Africa in worrying about ISIS – 51% of respondents say they are very concerned about the group, the highest response for that issue.
By focusing attacks in smaller, remote areas, insurgents are making a trade-off between publicity and slowly bleeding nations from their edges.
Egypt F-16s struck militants as Sinai fighting rages. Violence came days after the top state prosecutor was assassinated in a Cairo car bombing.
The medical students were still sitting their final exams and had not warned their families they were leaving.
Shabaab kills 50 in Somalia, in Tunisia gunman fells 38 as Islamists stage multiple attacks: Tourists flee
From Tunisia, Somalia, Kuwait, and France, it was a bloody day. Extremists vow to make holy month of Ramadan anything but holy.
Pastoralist communities in Africa rarely use drums as an integral part of their musical repertoire; Somalia has been called a nation of poets
The attacks came on the day Nigerian president pledged $100 million to a regional force at a meeting with the presidents of Chad, Niger and Benin.
Back to basics: What ISIS, Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram have in common, and how they preach water and drink wine
Little attention is placed on their similarities and differences, even as regional leaders scramble to neutralise their activities.
Nigeria’s Christians borrow Boko Haram tactics, destroy traditional African religious shrines and art
More than 500 traditional-worship sites have been burned down, and worshippers have handed over art worth $500m to pastors.
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.
Rallied to "innocent children of Ethiopia butchered by terrorism and burned to death by xenophobia," referring to anti-immigrant attacks in S. Africa.