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The French-English Divide Can Be Lethal in this African Nation

By Pius Lukong and Pauline Bax Cyprain fled his home when separatist fighters in Cameroon’s Northwest region threatened to kill him after he served government soldiers at his roadside bar. He’s one of a growing number of civilians trapped between the army and roaming gangs of English-speaking insurgents fighting to break away from the majority-Francophone

Two UN Peacekeepers Killed in Mali

The United Nations says two U.N. peacekeepers from Sri Lanka were killed when their convoy hit a land mine in the West African nation of Mali. A spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said six other Sri Lankan peacekeepers were injured in Friday’s blast, which took place in Mali’s central Mopti region,

‘Counter-terrorism requires global approach’

The G5 Sahel Permanent Secretary, Maman Sambo Sidikou has restated that the fight against terrorism in the region requires a comprehensive approach, coupled with further consultations and intelligence-sharing. The Permanent Secretary of this bloc made the announcement after meeting the Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan on Tuesday. “Our destinies are common.

Cameroon Mobilizes Military after Boko Haram Attack

Cameroon says it is mobilizing troops along the country’s northern border with Nigeria and in the western English-speaking regions, following renewed attacks by Boko Haram in the north and separatists in the west. Cameroon’s military calls for troops to assemble at its headquarters in Yaounde ahead of major deployments. Defense Chief of

Eight UN Peacekeepers killed in attack in Mali

At least eight United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and several others wounded in an attack in northern Mali, according to the UN Mission. Sunday's attack targeted the UN peacekeepers camp in Aguelhoc, 200km north of Mali's Kidal region towards the border with Algeria, a UN official told AP news agency on condition

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