There were 171 terrorist attacks and 541 deaths in Africa in 2009. In 2015 that had risen to 4,600 deaths from 738 militant attacks
Latest attacks highlighted vulnerability of Mali's sprawling, arid north, where UN and Malian troops are struggling in fight against jihadists
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
Terror in Ouagadougou: The group behind attacks in west Africa, and its deadly one-eyed leader Belmokhtar
The chief of Al-Murabitoun is dubbed "Mr Malboro" for his involvement in trans-Saharan cigarette smuggling in the past
Feared Algerian jihadist chief 'killed in US airstrike', nine months after Americans also took out Shabaab leader
Islamist commander Belmokhtar, nicknamed variously as "The Uncatchable" and "The One-Eyed", was leader of the N, African Al-Murabitoun militant group.
In relation to the migrants drowning in the Mediterranean at least...
International force announces the deployment of drones and armoured vehicles.