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The countries' troops join forces where and when they can. In response to the new violence in Burkina Faso's east, troops from Burkina Faso and nearby Mali and Niger have increased patrols. Extremists are thought to be hiding in forested areas in the border region. High-profile attacks continue, however.
17 (Xinhua) -- The threat of the return of foreign fighters to the North African and Sahel regions after the defeat of Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, ... and poise threat to the region, especially in case they join other armed organizations activating in the Sahel region, including in Libya and northern Mali.

Paris, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- French military forces have carried out a daring raid in Mali in which they eliminated or detained 23 Islamist terrorists, and killed ... "Twenty-three terrorists, including the chiefs of Ansar Al-Din as well as of Al-Mourabitoune, known for their abuses against the Malian population, were ...
In the six years since a separatist rebellion broke out in northern Mali in January 2012, armed groups in West Africa's Sahel region have grown ... that it helped generate, but it remains far from defeated, despite recent military offensives on its strongholds in the Lake Chad and Sambisa Forest regions.
The Malian source said the French force had been conducting operations in northeastern Mali for several days. A foreign military source confirmed that "several" raids had been carried out in the region on Wednesday, killing at least 10 jihadists. Islamic extremists linked to al-Qaeda took control of the desert ...
"The effects of climate change are not sparing Mali, and are hitting this country hard, an additional challenge in an extremely fragile security context in the Sahel region," says Maxime Houinato, UN women Country Representative in Mali. "And yet, Mali, although a low contributor to the global emission of ...

Bamako - A mayor in northern Mali known for serving as a mediator for Western hostages said Sunday he has been freed after being held captive for ... in 2009 involving a Boeing 727 flown from Venezuela and burnt after unloading the cargo in the northern Gao region, according to the UN drugs agency.
Reuters reported on Sunday that Friday afternoon's incident occurred on the road between the towns of Dera and Konna in the Mopti region, where Islamist militants have recently stepped up attacks on civilian and military targets, said Governor Sidi Alassane Toure, who blamed the attack on "terrorists".
Bamako - Mali's army says at least four people have been killed and several others wounded after their vehicle hit an explosive device in the central Mopti region. The army said the civilians were returning from a village market on Friday afternoon when their vehicle hit a land mine between Kontza and ...
Bamako, Mali (AP) - Mali's army says at least four people have been killed and several others wounded after their vehicle hit an explosive device in the central ... No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks, although al-Qaida-linked jihadist groups regularly lay mines targeting Malian soldiers.
The Sahel region faces numerous security challenges, with jihadist militant groups expanding across lawless regions of Niger and Mali. Without state security forces to stop them, local militants have proliferated. "There is almost no Malian administration on the other side of the border. I mean, right now it's ...
Members of The Movement for the Salvation of Azawad listen to instructions while patrolling along the Mali-Niger border in Mali's Meneka region during an ... The besieged eastern Ghouta region in the suburbs of Damascus has been bombarded for days leaving scores dead and hundreds wounded.
The regions of Tillabery and Tahoua bordering Mali and hosting the majority of Malian refugees (in 3 camps and 1 hosting area) have been victim to much insecurity in the past ... In the Diffa region, the Nigeria situation began in 2013, with the arrival of the first Nigerian refugees across the border into Niger.
Niamey - Five countries in the Sahel have made a pitch for further funds for a joint force to fight jihadism in their fragile region. The presidents of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger made the appeal after a summit on Tuesday in the Niger capital of Niamey, ahead of a fund-raising meeting in ...
Bamako - Suspected jihadists killed two Malian soldiers overnight in the country's unstable north, military sources said on Monday, adding that they also attacked a ... The ban applies to a dozen "circles" in the central regions of Segou and Mopti and northwest Timbuktu region, a military statement said.
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against women is supporting the Malian organization AMSOPT[1] to change social norms and provide access to medical ... The project's awareness-raising efforts in the Kayes region, which has the highest rates of FGM/C in the country, have already led two villages to ...
The ban applies to a dozen "circles" in the central regions of Segou and Mopti and northwest Timbuktu region. "Humanitarian convoys, and all other convoys, must receive authorisation from the local military command in order to receive an escort," the army said, adding that anyone failing to do so would be ...

We begin with Mali where last week's siege of violence in the north has stoked concerns about worsening security in the region. Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Saturday said his people would. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. not be frightened by "barbaric attacks" after unidentified ...
On 23 January, one peacekeeper from Chad with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Moussa Dady Mahamat, was killed when several mortar shots hit the Mission's camp in Aguelhok in the northern region of Kidal, Mali. Two other Blue Helmets were ...
Bamako, Mali (AP) - Mali authorities say at least 14 soldiers dead in major attack on army camp in Timbuktu region. copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Western Sudan experienced three major empires--Ghana, Mali and Songhai--from around 790 to 1650 AD. These empires covered most of present day West Africa and, to some extent, defined the precolonial history of the region. They laid the foundations for standards governing regional trade.
Moumouni Tamboura, who works in Djibo village in Burkina Faso, said on Thursday the dead were traders who leave Burkina Faso every Thursday for a weekly market in Mali. He says they were killed near Boni village in Mali. Burkina Faso army vehicles have hit explosive devices in the region in recent ...
Bottles of Zabbaan juices made in Mali and all-natural, named "Le Prince", are displayed in various stores in Bamako. Aissata Diakite's juices are part of an all-natural health startup which the 28-year-old Malian launched in December 2017, blending traditional flavours with an engineer's eye for detail.
The U.N. peacekeeping chief urged Mali's government Tuesday to do everything possible to hold presidential elections on schedule in mid-July. ... But insurgents remain active in the region. ... Lacroix said presidential elections "will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the stabilization of Mali." He said ...
Bamako - Two Malian customs officers have been killed in a suspected jihadist attack at a market in the small village of Toubakoro, security sources told AFP on Wednesday. ... These countries form the so-called G5 Sahel force, a French-supported group that aims to combat jihadists in the region.
When the An Be Jigi project began in 2006, women and children in the Koulikoro region of Mali suffered from malnutrition, low growth and anemia. Despite sorghum ... Several remarkable women came forward to become nutrition leaders in their regions, conducting workshops and information sessions.
Malian security sources blamed the attack near the town of Boni on "terrorists". In the past three years, Islamist groups that had long been destabilising the thinly populated desert north of Mali have swept south into its wetter, more populated central regions, exploiting local conflicts to spread jihad. That has ...
The members of the Security Council welcomed the renewed commitment of the government of Mali and the Plateforme and Coordination armed ... They underlined that lasting peace and security in the Sahel region will not be achieved without full, effective and inclusive implementation of the Agreement.
... the 28-year-old Malian launched in December, blending traditional flavours with an engineer's eye for detail. The idea of launching a range of entirely natural fruit juices using locally sourced products from the African savannah came from her childhood in Mopti, a region in central Mali through which the ...
23 January 2018 - Against the backdrop of worsening security in Mali's central regions and with presidential elections just six months away, a senior United Nations ... efforts," said Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, briefing the Security Council, and noting that Mopti region has ...
Messahel specified that Algeria has spent 100 million U.S. dollars in the last decade in providing significant logistical and humanitarian assistance for the counter-terrorism operations in Saharan countries, including training special operations troops in Niger, Mali and other countries in the region. The top ...
It rushed a brigade to Mali in 2013 to fight al-Qaeda affiliates, prompting Le Figaro to note that for once the French government was using the "g"-word, i.e. guerre (war), rather than resorting to Euphemisms. The next year, France extended its mission in Mali to the entire Sahel region (Operation Barkhane), ...
Among them, 800,000 people are expected to be severely food insecure and in need of emergency food assistance. They are not only located in the northern regions, but also in the centre (Mopti, Timbuktu, Gao) and part of the west of the country (Kayes). These trends illustrate the vicious circle between ...
Weak states across the Sahel region are struggling to manage an overlapping mix of intercommunal conflict, jihadi violence, and fighting over smuggling routes. Their leaders' predation and militarized responses often make things worse. Mali's 2012 crisis -- which saw the Malian army routed from the ...
Last two years' top casualties are from Mali and Central African regions.Mission in Mali where Sri Lankan ... It also will be the focus of international security and counter terrorism concerns as Sahel region remains a hot bed of Islamic radicalism and allied terror movements. At the same time, Africa as a ...
The new prime minister is considered close to Keita, despite having resigned as defence minister in 2014 after the Malian army suffered a string of setbacks against Tuareg rebel groups in the country's restive northern region. According to observers, the Malian head of state is preparing for the presidential ...
This was the youth culture of 1960s and 1970s Bamako, the capital city of Mali. And it was captured by Malian photographer Malick Sidibe, bringing international recognition and big deal awards. And it's being celebrated in the first major posthumous exhibit of his images, "Malick Sidibe: Mali Twist," which is ...
Across the Sahel region, more than five million people are facing the consequences of forced displacement. Persistent instability in northern Mali, Boko Haram-related violence and insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin, and the impact of the conflict in the neighbouring Central African Republic continue to ...
Mali lies within the Sahel, the semi-arid region dividing the Sahara from the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, which also includes other trouble spots Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Mauritania ... In 2013, French troops were sent into Mali to oust the Islamists, and supported by both the Malian army and the MNLA.
The signature of the Agreement for peace and reconciliation in 2015 opened a unique window of opportunity, but the Malian peace process has fallen short of expectations as implementation of the agreement remains ... Central Mali is particularly affected with 277 schools closed in the Mopti region.
As of late 2017, the government of Mali (GoM) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimated that there were approximately 40,700 internally displaced persons within Mali and 134,100 Malian refugees residing in neighboring countries. Overall, nearly 44 percent of the population ...
The security situation in Mali remains volatile with threats of terrorism, criminality and intercommunity violence in the north and central regions impacting the ... The humanitarian aid is frequently blocked or slowed down due to the security situation notably in the center and northern region of the Mali.
Malian soldiers, part of the five-nation G5 Sahel military force, patrol in central Mali in November 2017. ... (Banjul) - The G5 Sahel military force created to counter Islamist armed groups in the Sahel region of Africa should fully respect international human rights and humanitarian law in its operations, ...
The Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday that will enable the U.N. peacekeeping force in Mali to provide support to the new 5,000-troop African force that is charged with fighting extremists in Western Africa's vast Sahel region. The French-drafted resolution asks Secretary-General ...
Last Tuesday, three separate attacks on UN camps in northern Mali's Kidal region were carried out, but no casualties were reported. Two attacks in the area on November 24 left at least four UN peacekeepers and a Malian soldier dead, while injuring nearly two dozen others. In October, a handful of UN ...
The report said primary factors which led to the violations include confrontations between signatory armed groups in the Kidal region, the expansion of activities of AQIM, Ansar Dine and other similar groups, and increasing armed robberies and other violent crime in the central regions of the country, as well ...
Aissata Diakite's juices are part of an all-natural health startup which the 28-year-old Malian launched in December, blending traditional flavours with an ... locally sourced products from the African savannah came from her childhood in Mopti, a region in central Mali through which the Niger river flows.
Mali's Prime Minister Abdoulaye Idrissa Maiga and his government resigned on Friday, a surprise move just months ahead of presidential polls. ... resigns with Mali's north still a theatre of unrest almost six years after a French-led military operation chased Islamic extremists linked to al-Qaeda from a region ...
Mali lies within the Sahel, the semi-arid region dividing the Sahara from the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, which also includes other trouble spots Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Mauritania ... In 2013, French troops were sent into Mali to oust the Islamists, and supported by both the Malian army and the MNLA.
Across the Sahel region, more than five million people are facing the consequences of forced displacement. Persistent instability in northern Mali, Boko Haram-related violence and insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin, and the impact of the conflict in the neighbouring Central African Republic continue to ...


 

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