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French Army to launch trans-Sahel counter-terrorism operations in early August

French defence minister Yves Le Drian says his country will in early August deploy more than 3 000 soldiers to start military...

France’s Hollande warns of Islamist threat in West Africa

French President Francois Hollande on Friday promoted a new military operation being rolled out in West Africa to take on a multi-faceted...

Daunting challenges ahead for West Africa

West African countries face daunting challenges including transnational organised crimes and growing terrorist activities, as well as the increasing threat from Boko...

France delays Sahel counter-insurgency plan after Mali violence

France has delayed plans to redeploy 3,000 soldiers to fight militants across Africa's Sahel region, saying it first needs to help deal...

African nations form G5 to work on Sahel security, development

The leaders of Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso agreed on Sunday to create a regional organization to strengthen cooperation on...

Reviewing the Sahel humanitarian crisis

A year after the international community launched a massive humanitarian response to the food and nutritional crisis affecting millions across the Sahel...

Overlooked report links al-Qaeda to Latin America-Africa drugs route

A US official is warning that Latin American narcotics rebels have teamed up with al-Qaeda elements in Saharan Africa and now pose...

General Ward discusses cooperation with Algeria

The United States is committed to working with Algeria in addressing security and counterterrorism issues that affect the Maghreb and the Sahel...


Mapisa-Nqakula continues to use “security” to evade Parliamentary questions

The free flow of information on border protection successes from military provincial tactical headquarters continues unabated in contrast with answers to Parliamentary questions where...