•France warns W. Africa instability risks reversing gains against jihadists ahead of G5 Sahel summit Mali and Burkina Faso must guarantee at a summit this week that their domestic political problems do not reverse fragile military successes against Islamist militants in the Sahel region, a French presidential source said on Monday. Former
Organized by G5 Sahel, EU, coalition has brought together officials of 60 countries and international organizations More than 60 countries and international organizations have reaffirmed their commitment to fighting terrorism in Africa's Sahel region, which has seen ''extreme violence'' in 2020. The pledge was announced on June 12 during the first ministerial
The AU could do better than adding to the plethora of military forces deployed in the region. By Mohamed M Diatta Last year saw a significant resurgence of extremist violence in the Sahel, especially in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, where the United Nations (UN) recorded over 4 000 deaths. With the onset of
The G5 Sahel Joint Force faces persistent training and equipment shortfalls at a time of spiralling violence in the battle against militant Islamist groups in the region, according to a United Nations report released on Tuesday, November 12. The report, submitted to the U.N. Security Council by Secretary General Antonio Guterres,
The European Union is to give €138 million ($155 million) more to support the G5 Sahel Joint Force, including its police component, a joint E.U.-G5 Sahel statement said, a week after Niger’s president called for sustainable U.N. funding or an an international coalition to fight insurgency in the Sahel. Noting “renewed
Jude Johnson With Nigeria embroiled with internal security challenges--Buratai, Ivory Coast has stepped in to assist in quelling the crisis in the West African neighbouring country of Mali. To this end, Ivory Coast will more than quadruple its troop presence in the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in neighbouring Mali to 800.
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.
The European Union (EU), and France have announced 1.3bn euros ($1.5bn) of development funding aimed at combatting armed groups in African Sahel countries, which are struggling with armed groups and lawlessness. The EU has pledged 800m euros to the effort, Neven Mimica, the bloc's international cooperation and development commissioner, told a conference in
Alonso Soto Assistance pledged for G5 Sahel unit increased to $111 million Incidents of extremist violence in Sahel tripled in past year The US almost doubled its pledge for the financial support of a West African force that began deploying last year to fight a surge in Islamist militant attacks. Assistance to
Mauritania's deputy chief of staff General Hanena Ould Sidi will take charge of the five-nation "G5 Sahel" force following a series of deadly jihadist rebel attacks, official sources said. The decision to remove Malian commander General Didier Dacko from the post was reached July 2 at a G5 meeting of Mauritania,