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US warns aid at risk unless alleged abuses in West Africa’s...

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The United States said on Thursday it was “deeply concerned” about increasing alleged human rights abuses by state security forces in the West African...

Sahel remains fragile despite battle gains against militants

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French and West African troops have made gains against Islamist groups in the Sahel but the situation remains fragile with persistent attacks by the...

Coronavirus complicates Sahel’s complex security situation

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COVID-19 is complicating an already complex security situation in the Sahel, with terrorist groups exploiting the pandemic stepping up attacks on national and international...

ISS: Does the Sahel really need more AU troops?

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Last year saw a significant resurgence of extremist violence in the Sahel, especially in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, where the United Nations (UN) recorded over...

French-led Operation Monclar sees success in the Sahel

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French, Malian, Burkinabe and Nigerien soldiers took part in a joint counter-terrorism operation in the Sahel earlier this month involving several thousand troops. As part...

France and its allies officially establish Takuba force in the Sahel

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France and several of its European and African allies officially formed the Takuba Task Force on Friday, made up of European special forces that...

Sahel hostages released

A Canadian woman and an Italian man kidnapped while travelling through Burkina Faso 15 months ago have been freed and are in good health,...

ISS: Sahel militaries need better governance to face the terror threat

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Terror attacks on soldiers in Sahel states are raising questions about these armies’ ability to withstand extremist threats and protect their populations. A total...

Widespread knock-on effects violence in the Sahel

Violence in Africa’s Sahel region has driven mining exploration companies to put projects on hold, with downstream effects for an industry struggling to expand...

ISS: Insecurity in the Sahel won’t be solved at high-level summits

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Terror attacks in the Sahel have increased five-fold since 2016. In addition to civilian casualties, attacks on military personnel in the Sahelian states, as...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...