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A Mauritanian jihadist told a trial that he had attacked a club in the capital Bamako in 2015, killing five people.

Three extremist factions in Mali announced that they have merged into one group and pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda's leader, according to a group that monitors jihadist websites.

Al-Qaeda leader <em>Mokhtar</em> <em>Belmokhtar</em> 'dead and buried' in Libya

Massinissa Benlakehal

Al-Qaeda leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar 'dead and buried' in Libya

One of the most-wanted militants in North Africa was killed in a French airstrike in Libya, and has been buried outside a desert town, Massinissa Benlakehal exclusively reports.

UN fears Libya's IS could relocate from coastal stronghold

The New Arab & agencies

UN fears Libya's IS could relocate from coastal stronghold

Following losses of IS' Libyan affiliate's territories in Sirte, the UN has warned the group could relocate to a different part of Libya.

The hunt for the one-eyed North African jihadist

The New Arab & agencies

The hunt for the one-eyed North African jihadist

One-eyed Mokhtar Belmokhtar, whose militants attacked a hotel in Burkina Faso, shot to global notoriety the 2013 Algerian ...

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed & Agencies

Al-Qaeda denies leader killed in Libya drone strike

Al-Qaeda in Libya on Friday denied its leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar was killed in US drone attack last week that killed at least 17.

George Joffe

Buddying up to Bouteflika

Analysis: A visit to Algeria by the French president shows relations at their warmest for decades. It's all about money and fighting common ...

AAAJ and agencies

Al-Qaeda Libya leader not listed among dead

Al-Qaeda in Libya on Tuesday released a list of names of those its says were killed in a US airstrike that does not include the raid's main ...

George Joffe

The death of al-Qaeda's Marlboro man

Analysis: Mokhtar Belmokhtar was a big name among Algerian extremists. But his death at the hands of a rival was probably more ...

UN talks about talks as Libya tears itself apart

Maryline Dumas

UN talks about talks as Libya tears itself apart

The UN voice in Libya is fading as civil war rages and drums beat louder for international intervention in Libya.

George Joffé

Extremism alive (and well?) in Algeria

Verbal and militant extremism in Algeria suggest that whatever the success of the anti-IS coalition in the Middle East today, the issue will ...

"Nascent" IS offers global brand recognition in Libya

George Joffé

"Nascent" IS offers global brand recognition in Libya

The Islamic State group's spread into the Maghreb is more about the legitimacy bestowed upon decentralised groups by association with a global ...

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