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ISS: Ansaru’s comeback in Nigeria deepens the terror threat

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The resurgence of Boko Haram’s breakaway faction, with its al-Qaeda backing, threatens national and regional security. For much of the past decade, Ansaru has largely...

Enablers of political extremism: a checklist for West African countries

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The Sahel – the region just south of the Sahara – is home to the world’s fastest growing extremist group, Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal...

Drug cartels target West Africa as vital route to move cocaine

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Cabo Verdean police intercepted a boat in early April suspected to be involved with international drug trafficking. The Brazilian boat contained more than 5...

Canadian naval vessels in West Africa

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The Canadian naval vessels HMCS Moncton and Goose Bay are in West Africa, where they are working alongside African nations on Operation Project West...

US general says China is seeking a naval base in West...

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The Chinese are activity seeking a naval base in Africa on the Atlantic coast, which would threaten US national security, United States Army General...

ECOWAS urges cooperation to end illegal fishing

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West African officials are saying that the scourge of illegal fishing can only be addressed with a regionally united front. They are calling for...

Four West African states mount operation against Islamist insurgents

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Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo have carried out a joint military operation to counter increased attacks by Islamist insurgent groups in parts...

Number of children recruited into conflict grows in West and Central...

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West and Central Africa has recorded the highest number of children recruited into conflict of any region in the world, and the number is...

ISS: Illegal fishing: another target in West Africa’s maritime battleground

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In a region already facing rampant piracy, the pillaging of fish stocks by industrial operators must be stopped. The United Nations Climate Change Conference’s (COP26)...

French ministers to raise concerns with Russia on West Africa activities

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France's foreign and armed forces ministers will stress their governments concern over the Kremlin's activities in West Africa when they meet their Russian counterparts...

West African bloc imposes sanctions on Mali leaders over stalled vote

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West Africa’s main political and economic bloc imposed sanctions on Sunday against Mali’s transitional leaders after they informed the organisation they would not be...

North and West Africa susceptible to organ traffickers

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Organ trafficking is not new to international law enforcement with Interpol this month indicating the obscene practice of trafficking in human beings for organ...

“Invisible shipwrecks” another contributor to migrant deaths

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A sharp increase in deaths and disappearances of migrants heading to Spain’s Canary Islands off the West African coast is a cause for “extreme...

‘Serious decisions’: West African leaders to hold summit on Guinea coup

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West African leaders will meet on Thursday to decide how to respond to the coup in Guinea and how to pressure the junta leaders...

Regional envoys meet Guinea junta, ousted president after coup

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A delegation from West Africa's main political and economic bloc on Friday met Guinea's ousted president Alpha Conde and members of the junta that...

West African regional bloc suspends Guinea after coup

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West Africa's main political and economic bloc suspended Guinea's membership on Wednesday following a weekend military coup that ousted President Alpha Conde and dealt...

Guinea military consolidates takeover, opposition leader signals openness to transition

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Guinea's main opposition leader said on Tuesday he was open to participating in a transition following a military coup over the weekend, as the...

France ends West African Barkhane military operation

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President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday France's operation battling Islamist militants in the Sahel region of West Africa would come to an end with...

With military victory elusive, West African nations quietly back talks with...

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Two years after local emir Djibril Diallo fled his home in northern Burkina Faso following death threats from Islamist militants, he received an unexpected...

West African bloc suspends Mali over coup, but no new sanctions

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West African regional bloc ECOWAS on Sunday suspended Mali's membership in response to last week's coup and said authorities must stick to a timetable...

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