UN chief: Terrorists strengthen foothold in Africa’s Sahel

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that terrorist groups have strengthened their foothold across Africa’s Sahel region, which is experiencing escalating violence. The U.N. chief said in a report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Wednesday that the expanding foothold is Read More …

French soldier killed by IED as ISIS claim deadly attack on Malian troops

ISIS has claimed an attack in Mali’s volatile east nera the border with Niger that killed a French soldier on Saturday, a day after 53 Malian troops were massacred in the same area. Militants “detonated an explosive device on a Read More …

Secretary-General condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali

The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which left one peacekeeper dead and four others injured. A blue helmet from Chad was killed and three others Read More …

French, British experts train Liberian troops for deployment in Mali

French and British military experts have completed weeks of training Liberian military personnel to prepare them for the Sixth deployment of Liberian troops to Mali in September for UN peacekeeping operation.Mali has been battling terrorist attacks for years, and Liberia Read More …

Terrorism ‘spreading and destabilizing’ entire regions, Guterres warns States, at key Kenya conference

Speaking in Nairobi at the opening of a conference on counter-terrorism, Mr. Guterres recalled how attackers had laid siege to a hotel complex in the capital in January, killing 21 people. Africans on ‘front line’ against terror The deteriorating situation in Read More …