Niger: 29 soldiers killed in a suspected jihadist attack

Niger began three days of national mourning Tuesday after 29 soldiers were killed in a suspected jihadist attack, the deadliest since the military took power in July. Monday’s attack in western Niger involved “improvised explosive devices and kamikaze vehicles by Read More …

Who are the partners of the Beninese in the fight against terrorists?

Northern Benin faces the terrorist threat as jihadist groups based in the Sahel try to expand their actions to the Gulf of Guinea countries. To counter this threat and secure the borders, the Beninese army launched Operation Mirador in early Read More …

Mali, Niger, Burkina form Sahel alliance to tackle insurgency

The military leaders in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger have signed an charter establishing defence alliance, ministerial delegations form the three Sahel countries. “Today, together with the Heads of State of Burkina Faso and Niger, I signed the Liptako-Gourma Charter Read More …

UNSC: Terrorist Groups Remain Significant Threat in Conflict Zones, Neighbouring States

Despite the threat level remaining low in non-conflict areas, Da’esh and its affiliates continue to constitute a serious threat in conflict zones and neighbouring countries, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today, underscoring that the use of Read More …

Trafficking in the Sahel: Guns, gas, and gold

In the first of a series of features exploring the fight against trafficking in the Sahel, UN News takes a closer look at what’s behind the growth of the phenomenon. A tangled trafficking web has been woven across the Sahel, Read More …

Ghana: Attempted bombing in Bawku area fuels jihadist fears

Criminals in northern Ghana tried to blow up a bridge using explosives for the first time in a region where the government fears growing violent spillover from a jihadist war across the border in Burkina Faso, a top official said. Read More …

Burkina Faso: At least 18 killed in Bani attacks

At least 18 people have been killed in two attacks in the town of Bani in Burkina Faso, sources briefed on the incidents told AFP on Sunday, as violence rages in the Sahel nation. The country faces a jihadist insurgency Read More …

Burkina Faso: At least 21 civilians killed in bus explosion in Gourma province

A public transport bus hit an improvised explosive device near the village of Bougui at the exit of the town of Fada N’Gourma, in the east of the country on Sunday, December 25, 2022. “At least 21 people died. These Read More …

Burkina Faso: 4 Burkina Troops, 3 Civilians Killed in Jihadist-hit North

A roadside bomb killed four troops in northern Burkina Faso, an area wracked by jihadi insurgency, the army said on Saturday, while three civilians died in another strike in the same region. The troops were killed on Friday when an Read More …

Burkina Faso: Soldiers and ‘terrorists’ dead in Oudalan Province attack

Two soldiers died and a dozen “terrorists” were killed on Monday during an attack against a military detachment in Burkina Faso’s militant-hit north, the army said. The landlocked African state is in the grip of a seven-year-old insurgency that has Read More …