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Mali: French troops kill at least 10 jihadists near Algeria

At least 10 suspected jihadists have been killed in a raid conducted by French air force on Wednesday in northeast Mali near the border with Algeria, Le360 Afrique portal reported. The offensive was part of France’s Operation Barkhane, near Tinzaouaten at the Algerian border, military sources were quoted as saying. The raid lasted for about […]

Landmine explosion kills 26 civilians in central Mali

A landmine explosion in a civilian passenger vehicle has killed 26 people in Central Mali on Thursday, state TV reported. According to Malian army spokesman Colonel Diarran Kone, the vehicle had crossed the volatile border with neighboring Burkina Faso, where militants loyal to the Islamic State group are known to operate, when it ran over […]

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Twenty delegations join G5-Sahel force summit in France

The five heads of state of the G5-Sahel joint force are meeting French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in France this Wednesday (Dec. 13). The about twenty attending delegations will discuss means to strengthen international mobilization for the benefit of the ongoing effort to combat armed groups in the Sahel region. Saudi […]

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Saudi Arabia pledges $100 million to G5 Sahel military force

Saudi Arabia has promised up to $100 million to support the Joint counterterrorism force, set up by the Group of Five Sahel States, known as G5-Sahel. The force, which was authorized by the African Union Peace and Security Council in April 2017 and strengthened by UN Security Council Resolution 2359 in June, needs roughly $500 […]

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Burkina Faso: Macron vows to break ‘Françafrique’ ties, create 450 million jobs in Africa

France’s President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday told youths in Burkina Faso that he belonged to a new generation of French leaders who want to break with France’s past politics with its former colonies known as the “francafrique.” The 39-year-old leader who was on a visit to Burkina Faso, part of a tour leading him also […]

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AfDB injects $107 billion in Burkina-Niger road project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) will release about $107 million to finance the construction and rehabilitation of a 218 km road connecting Burkina Faso to Niger, the bank said in a statement. The project, which includes the construction of a new 50-km road and the rehabilitation of another 168 km on the Koupala-Gonin-Fada N’Gourma-Piégea, will […]

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French President starts first African tour

President Emmanuel Macron of France is starting his first African tour on Monday, with a first stop in Burkina Faso, the French presidency said in a statement. The French head of state will later on visit Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana in an effort to revitalize his country’s image on the continent and boost its ties […]

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Algeria’s coastguard intercepts 286 migrants en route to Europe

Algeria’s Defense Ministry on Sunday said coastguard has picked up 286 would-be illegal migrants heading across the Mediterranean to Europe by boat. According to a ministry statement released by the state-run news agency, APS, the migrants were detained on several boats between Thursday and Saturday. The number of illegal migrants detained in the North African […]

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Peace and Security top agenda of 4th Dakar International Forum

The 4th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa has kicked off on Monday in Senegal as the continent moves to assure its own security. The forum, held under the theme, “Current security challenges in Africa: towards integrated solutions”, focuses on the continent’s new strategic and security challenges and on new approaches on […]

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Burkina Faso gets $70 million loan from BOAD

The West African Development Bank (BOAD) has granted a $70 million loan to Burkina Faso to support three priority projects of the West African nation’s National Economic and Social Development Plan (PNDES). The loan will allow the country to develop its infrastructure. It will fund the feasibility study of three dams; the development of 600 […]

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