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
Evidence shows extremist groups are more successful at recruiting new members among disaffected youth, the poor and unemployed
Accord aims to "face up to the common difficulties in security" in the region, said Senegalese Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye
Al-Qaeda has killed more than 70 people since November in assaults targeting hotels also in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast
The number of fatalities and injuries rose 190% in 2015 from the previous year, while the use of human bombs rose 167%
It was the worst terrorist attack to hit Kenya since Al-Qaeda bombed the US embassy in Nairobi in 1998, killing 213 people
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.
Power vacuum allows IS to grow along the southern shores of the Mediterranean - the US and the EU have done little to to turn things around
'He wanted to kill': survivors tell of beach horror as regional terrorists open new front in Ivory Coast
Resort death toll rises to 16 as militants expand West African area of operation.
Little to show since Boko Haram took on the Islamic State's brand—militants in disarray as Buhari closes in
The world's deadliest designated terrorist organisations were supposed to be formidable once they united. Instead the Africans appear even weaker.
We want same UN status for AMISOM, Djibouti meeting demands following a particularly bloody weekend, and as the EU cut funding.
Egypt’s investment in the rest of Africa now exceeds $8bn, and the volume of trade has increased by $5bn over past five years
The fight against Islamic militancy is a "battle against barbarity"
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"
'No shortcuts' in Africa's war against terrorism; IS now poses more direct threat than ever to continent
Despite losses in the battlefield, extremists are becoming more "proactive" across the continent
Overall political violence decreased in 2015, but civil wars, armed insurgencies and violence against civilians remain a major source of conflict
Africa doesn't come with new stacks of cards or new ideas to the game of world politics. It likes to bring blame, and threats to withdraw
The explosion did not damage the plane's navigation system, and this is what enabled the pilot to make the emergency landing
At least 19 dead as Al-Shabaab hit popular Somalia restaurant in what looks to be their new method of attack
The Lido beach area in Mogadishu hosts many upmarket establishments popular with business people and diaspora Somalis who have returned home.