Overall political violence decreased in 2015, but civil wars, armed insurgencies and violence against civilians remain a major source of conflict
In 2012, insurgents wrecked 16 shrines that date back to Timbuktu's 15th-16th century golden age as an economic, intellectual and spiritual centre
Nervous West Africa: Fearing attacks from advancing Islamists, Ivory Coasts sends forces to border with Mali
It provides a logistics base for France’s Operation Barkhane and avoided attacks that have struck Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger, and Mali.
Africa in the Fragile States Index: South Sudan worst, S. Africa and Senegal on watch list, Zimbabwe shines
Yes, civil war makes Africa a fragile place, but the real reasons driving down Africa's ranking on the index are much less dramatic.
We know they are watching, troops say of routed-but-still-alive jihadists.
A member of the security forces stands near a nightclub in Bamako where five people, three
International force announces the deployment of drones and armoured vehicles.
The Sri Lanka counterinsurgency model is a cautionary tale…the object should not be to defeat the enemy but to win the public.