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Making sense of the Sahel

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In recent years, the region has become a base for violent extremists and those fighting them. The Sahel, a semiarid region stretching from Senegal on...

Mali says troops regain control of village besieged by jihadists

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Malian troops have regained control of a village in the centre of the country where more than 2 000 residents have been besieged by...

Inequality seen as a root cause of West Africa’s Sahel crisis

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Unequal access to wealth is one of the main causes of worsening violence in West Africa’s Sahel, which has forced millions to flee their...

US defense chief’s rare Algeria visit points to Sahel region threats

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US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper made a rare visit to Algeria on Thursday for talks with the president about war-torn Libya and the...

West African bloc may lift Mali sanctions soon, says envoy

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West African leaders may lift painful economic sanctions against Mali once an interim president is inaugurated on Friday in the wake of the 18...

US to provide $720 million Syria aid and funds for Sahel,...

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The United States said on Thursday it would provide more than $720 million in humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in Syria, plus...

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...

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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...
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