The active coordination is turning one of the most inhospitable territories on earth into a complex security challenge for African and global forces.

Jihadists Deepen Collaboration in North Africa

The active coordination is turning one of the most inhospitable territories on earth into a complex security challenge for African and global forces.

Unamused Observer: Travelling in West Africa - Sénégal & the borders with Guinea, The Gambia & Guinea-Bissau

Unamused Observer: Travelling in West Africa - Sénégal & the borders with Guinea, The Gambia & Guinea-Bissau

Abu Walid al Sahrawi

Abu Walid al Sahrawi

Map of Al Qaeda-linked attacks in Mali and neighboring countries since 2014. Map made by Caleb Weiss for The Long War Journal.  A joint Burkinabe-French special forces unit ended an al Qaeda siege on a hotel that began yesterday in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Al Qaeda's official branch in North Africa, claimed responsibility for the attack which reportedly killed more than 20 people from more than 18 countries. More than 100 hostages have…

Map of Al Qaeda-linked attacks in Mali and neighboring countries since 2014. Map made by Caleb Weiss for The Long War Journal. A joint Burkinabe-French special forces unit ended an al Qaeda siege on a hotel that began yesterday in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Al Qaeda's official branch in North Africa, claimed responsibility for the attack which reportedly killed more than 20 people from more than 18 countries. More than 100 hostages have…

As Al Qaeda's official branch in North Africa, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), was undertaking the hotel siege in the capital city of the Western African country Burkina Faso, the jihadist group also concurrently executed two attacks in the northern part of the country. Near the town of Tin Akoff, which sits close to the Malian border, two gendarmes were killed by suspected jihadists when 20 gunmen stormed a nearby village yesterday. Additionally, an Australian couple was kidnapped…

As Al Qaeda's official branch in North Africa, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), was undertaking the hotel siege in the capital city of the Western African country Burkina Faso, the jihadist group also concurrently executed two attacks in the northern part of the country. Near the town of Tin Akoff, which sits close to the Malian border, two gendarmes were killed by suspected jihadists when 20 gunmen stormed a nearby village yesterday. Additionally, an Australian couple was kidnapped…

Map of Al Qaeda-linked attacks in Mali and neighboring countries since 2014. Map made by Caleb Weiss for The Long War Journal.  A joint Burkinabe-French special forces unit ended an al Qaeda siege on a hotel that began yesterday in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Al Qaeda's official branch in North Africa, claimed responsibility for the attack which reportedly killed more than 20 people from more than 18 countries. More than 100 hostages have…

Map of Al Qaeda-linked attacks in Mali and neighboring countries since 2014. Map made by Caleb Weiss for The Long War Journal. A joint Burkinabe-French special forces unit ended an al Qaeda siege on a hotel that began yesterday in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Al Qaeda's official branch in North Africa, claimed responsibility for the attack which reportedly killed more than 20 people from more than 18 countries. More than 100 hostages have…

Shabaab, Al Qaeda's branch in East Africa, reported today that its forces have overrun an African Union base in the southern Somali town of Al Ade. The attack has reportedly left over 60 Kenyan troops dead. In a statement released on its Shahada News website and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, the jihadist group said that "fighters from the Shabaab al Mujahideen Movement mounted a broad attack on Friday morning, on a military base of Kenyan forces in the area of ‘Ayl ‘Adi ,"…

Shabaab, Al Qaeda's branch in East Africa, reported today that its forces have overrun an African Union base in the southern Somali town of Al Ade. The attack has reportedly left over 60 Kenyan troops dead. In a statement released on its Shahada News website and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, the jihadist group said that "fighters from the Shabaab al Mujahideen Movement mounted a broad attack on Friday morning, on a military base of Kenyan forces in the area of ‘Ayl ‘Adi ,"…

A woman being led to safety in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Saturday Jan. 16, 2016

Burkina Faso attack: Foreigners killed at luxury hotel

A woman being led to safety in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Saturday Jan. 16, 2016

Buhari's government will struggle to find space to strategize and implement in the face of constant pressures to react.

For Nigeria, 2016 will be a year of complex conundrums

Buhari's government will struggle to find space to strategize and implement in the face of constant pressures to react.

As killings escalate in the East African nation, Samantha Power shows how much the world's powers worry that a new Rwanda is just steps away

Burundi Is 'Going to Hell,' Says US Ambassador to United Nations

As killings escalate in the East African nation, Samantha Power shows how much the world's powers worry that a new Rwanda is just steps away

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