Ghana: Let’s unite to fight dangers caused by anti-personnel mines

Mr Ambrose Dery, Minister for the Interior, has urged the Economic Community of West African States and nations within the Sahel to unite and mitigate humanitarian crises caused by improvised anti-personnel mines. He also asked them to engage in constructive Read More …

Morocco, Spain arrest extremists in joint security operation

The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigations (BCIJ) under the Directorate General of Territorial Surveillance (DGST) arrested on Tuesday, as part of a joint security operation with the General Commissariat for Information of the Spanish police, an extremist active in Farkhana 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 …

Liberia: National Security Institutions, Others Benefit from C-IED Training

The Liberia National Commission on Arms (LiNCA) has collaborated with the Small Arms Survey, an international organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, to provide state security institutions and key ministries of government training focusing on counter-improvised explosive devices (C-IEDs). The training, Read More …

Mali: 15 UN peacekeepers injured by 2 explosive devices in Kidal

Fifteen U.N. peacekeepers in a convoy withdrawing from a rebel stronghold in northern Mali were injured when vehicles hit improvised explosive devices on two occasions this week, the United Nations said Friday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said eight peacekeepers injured 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 …