Niger: Six soldiers guarding Niger-Benin oil pipeline killed in Dosso

In a tragic incident, unidentified assailants attacked soldiers guarding the major Niger-Benin oil pipeline, resulting in the deaths of six soldiers. Three security sources confirmed the attack, which took place between the villages of Salkam and Tibiri in Niger’s southeastern Read More …

Escalating Violence In Sahel As JNIM Claims Rising Jihadi Operations

As violence continues to escalate in the Sahel region of Africa, Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) has been intensifying its campaign of terror, particularly in the Central Sahel, which comprises Mali, Burkina Faso, and the Niger Republic. Newly released Read More …

Mali forces kill senior figure in Islamic State affiliate

Malian forces killed Abu Huzeifa, a leader of Islamic State in West Africa, during a big operation in the north of Menaka. The authorities announced this on state TV on Monday. They confirmed Huzeifa’s death on Sunday after the operation Read More …

UNOCT supports the Sahel countries in countering terrorist use of IEDs, UAS and SALW

The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), held a three-day regional workshop for the Sahel in Rabat, Morocco from 27 to 29 February 2024. Organized within the framework of the project on “Building Read More …

Niger: At least 23 soldiers killed in ambush in Tillaberi region

Militants killed at least 23 Nigerien soldiers and wounded 17 more during an attack on a military unit in Tillaberi region, the northwestern corner of the country on Wednesday, the defence ministry said. More than 100 armed men on motorbikes Read More …

Niger: Military kills terrorists’ kingpin, bomb expert, 38 other fighters

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said wanted terrorists leader, Ali Kachala Kawaje; terrorists bomb expert Machika Dan Muhammad, and 38 other fighters were killed in Niger State airstrikes. Other prominent terrorist leaders neutralised include Haro and Dan Muhammadu both of Read More …

The U.S. has cut its troop presence in Niger by almost half

The U.S. has decreased its troop presence in Niger by almost half according to figures in a White House letter sent to Congress last week. The number of U.S. troops deployed to Niger appears to be 648, according to the Read More …

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 …