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US troops killed in ambush in Niger by suspected terrorists

Three members of the US Special Operations Forces have been killed and two others wounded in Niger near the Mali-Niger border, reports say. According Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for the United States Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany, the patrol had come under “hostile fire”. Several Nigerien soldiers are also said to have died […]

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Chad: African Union surprised at U.S. travel ban

The African Union on Tuesday condemned the latest United States (U.S.) travel ban which has included Chad. An executive orders signed by President Trump on Sunday has suspended business and tourist visas for Chadians. The move, according to Washington comes as Ndjamena fail to share terrorism-related and other crucial information requested by the U.S. Seven […]

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Mali: separatists sign long-awaited deal to end years of fighting

Separatists in Mali on Thursday signed a peace deal to end years of fighting and broken ceasefires in the West African nation. Members of the rival Tuareg groups and their pro-government opponents indicated that they had settled their differences. In an interview broadcasted on the state-run radio, Fahad Ag Almahamoud, senior member of the pro-government […]

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Mali: Mayor of Sikasso announces candidacy ahead of 2018 polls

The mayor of Sikasso in southern Mali, Kalifa Sanogo, on Sunday announced his candidacy for the country’s next presidential election. “Yes, at the request of thousands of my supporters gathered Saturday in Sikasso, I agreed to be a candidate in the 2018 presidential election,” Kalifa Sanogo was quoted by AFP as saying. Kalifa Sanogo, former […]

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Doctors without Borders condemns EU migrant policy in Libya

Doctors without Borders on Thursday, called on the European Union (EU) to stop sending migrants to the chaotic Libya, saying “people cannot be sent back to Libya, nor should they be contained there”. In an open letter, the humanitarian organization blamed the EU for being accomplice in the treatment reserved to migrants in the North […]

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Mali: Two Peacekeepers Killed in Mine Explosion, UN Establishes Sanctions Regime

Two peacekeepers of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed and two others were injured when their convoy hit a mine in the northern area of Kidal in Mali. The mission said in a statement that the two injured Chadian peacekeepers were immediately evacuated after their vehicles hit the explosives about […]

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Mauritania: Police experts of the G5 Sahel countries boost cooperation

About 32 senior executives of the Sahel multinational military force known as “G5 Sahel” last week, met in Mauritania’s Capital Nouakchott to strengthen police cooperation in the terrorism-stricken region. Leaders of Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad, earlier last month, established the G5 Sahel force to operate in coordination with French troops and MINUSMA, […]

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ICC orders Malian jihadist to pay $3.2 million in damages

The International Criminal Court on Thursday ruled that a former Islamist rebel who was jailed for destroying sacred sites in Timbuktu in Mali should pay victims of the attacks more than $3.2 million in damages. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, head of jihadist group Ansar Dine, who pleaded guilty to destroying nine mausoleums and a mosque in […]

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After Ouagadougou, suspected jihadists target UN mission in Timbuktu

After the attack carried out in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso Saturday, Gunmen in Mali on Monday opened fire on UN peacekeepers and Malian troops in the northern city of Timbuktu and the central city of Douentza, the spokesperson of the mission said. In the first attack against the UN peacekeeping mission base of […]

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Mali: French troops arrest key jihadist near Timbuktu

French troops in Mali alongside with the assistance of local security forces have arrested a “key jihadist whose followers have claimed dozens of attacks in the West African terrorism-stricken nation, local media reports. “I confirm that the terrorist Alhousseyni Ag Assaleh, in charge of logistics for…the group run by Amadou Koufa was arrested on 8 […]

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