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Militants kill 11 Malian soldiers in ambush, 11 others missing

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Eleven Malian soldiers were killed and 11 more are missing after Islamist militants ambushed a patrol in the desert north, the army said on...

Armed men attack passenger convoy and village in Niger, killing 58

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Armed men in southwestern Niger killed at least 58 people when they intercepted a convoy returning from a weekly market and attacked a nearby...

Pregnant woman, five others killed as ambulance hits land mine in...

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A pregnant woman and five other people died when an ambulance carrying them hit a land mine in northern Burkina Faso, in an area...

At least 18 killed in attacks in Burkina Faso and Mali

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Suspected Islamists killed at least 18 people in attacks in northern Burkina Faso and central Mali on Wednesday and Thursday, government and security sources...

ISS: Many strategies but little progress securing the Sahel

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More holistic approaches are now being used, but they still see conflict and violence through a counter-terrorism lens. ince it started nine years ago, the...

At least 70 killed in suspected militant attacks in Niger –...

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At least 70 civilians were killed in simultaneous attacks on two villages by suspected Islamist militants in Niger, near the border zone with Mali,...

Islamist violence escalates in Burkina Faso, making widespread hunger worse

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Habibou Sore had to pause for breath as she ran barefoot from the approaching gunmen. She was pregnant with twins, due any day. Soon after...

Burkina Faso holds election under looming threat of violence

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Polls closed in Burkina Faso on Sunday after a presidential and parliamentary election dominated by the threat of Islamist violence that prevented voting in...

In Burkina Faso, voters left voiceless amid escalating violence

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Djeneba Sawadogo was making a cake when she heard a noise she did not recognise - a series of sharp cracks that rang across...

Seven Burkinabe soldiers killed in ambush ahead of presidential election

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Fourteen soldiers in Burkina Faso were killed on Wednesday in an ambush by suspected Islamist militants, the government said, close to a week before...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...