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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...

Violence in West Africa’s Sahel displaces record 2 million people, UN...

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The number of people fleeing violence in West Africa’s Sahel region has quadrupled in the past two years, with 2 million now displaced in...

Macron opens door to France pulling some troops out of Sahel

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President Emmanuel Macron opened the door on Tuesday to withdrawing some troops from Africa’s Sahel region, saying France could “adjust” its operations after successes...

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...

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SANDF youth employment commitment increasingly hamstrung

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With an official youth unemployment rate of 46% for the first quarter of 2021, it’s not surprising two published pieces about military recruitment on...
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