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West African instability risks gains against militants – French official

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Mali and Burkina Faso must guarantee at a summit this week that their domestic political problems do not reverse fragile military successes against Islamist...

West African instability risks gains against militants – French official

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Mali and Burkina Faso must guarantee at a summit this week that their domestic political problems do not reverse fragile military successes against Islamist...

West African bloc urges Mali to re-run disputed elections amid mass...

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West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Saturday called on Mali to re-run some of its contested local elections and convene a government of national...

ISS: Breaking terrorism supply chains in West Africa

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Last month Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire jointly conducted Operation Comoé along their borders. They captured 38 suspected terrorists, killed eight, and dismantled training camps. The...

Men in military fatigues kill at least 20 Malian villagers

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Armed men dressed in military fatigues attacked a village of Fulani herders in central Mali, killing at least 20 people, a local government official...

French defence minister going to Washington

The French defence minister will travel to Washington soon to discuss US military support to French forces in the Sahel, amid concern of a...

France, West Africa unit to fight Islamist militants

France and five West African states agreed to combine military forces under one command structure to fight a growing Islamist militancy in the Sahel,...

Putting an end to the illicit weapons trade in West Africa

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A regional law enforcement operation against firearms trafficking in West Africa led to arrests and seizures in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali. Codenamed “KAFO”...

ISS: West Africa must confront its foreign terrorist fighters

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Better information, border control and cooperation is needed to deal with foreign combatants in the region. One year ago, 13 Senegalese nationals were convicted for...

Seas off West Africa world’s worst for pirate attacks

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The seas around West Africa remain the world’s most dangerous for piracy, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest report shows. Of 75 seafarers taken hostage...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...