Nigeria name its fifth commander to lead the fight against Boko Haram.
An Egyptian court has listed 164 Islamists as leaders of terrorist entities.
Philippine soldiers backed by armoured vehicles have retaken a southern town.
Libya has been politically unstable since 2011 when a successful uprising against Muammar Gaddafi’s longstanding regime left a power vacuum.
President Emmanuel Macron led national tributes to the gendarme.