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Jihadists May Gain Upper Hand in W/Africa, Sahel Region If…–France

•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

Record 29 Million Africans Are Forcibly Displaced

By the Africa Center for Strategic Studies An additional 4 million Africans were forced from their homes due to conflict and repressive governance in the past year, continuing an upward trend since 2011. There are 29 million people in Africa who have been forcibly displaced from their homes (internally displaced, refugees, and

Sahel Coalition Aim for Lasting Peace in West Africa

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

Sahel Anti-Terror War Sees Nearly 200 People, 100 Villages Wiped Out in Two Months –Amnesty International

•Soldiers rampage through villages killing people under guise of anti-terror operations   •Nearly 200 people including IDPs unlawfully killed or forcibly disappeared between February and March 2020. •Arbitrary arrests sweep up dozens at a time, some aren’t seen again •Impunity and the desire to produce “victories” fuel violations in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso  Senator

Jihadists have recruited heavily from Fulani pastoralists across West Africa —Report

•The crisis may engulf coastal West Africa —Burkina Faso’s Foreign Minister •10 million people in Lake Chad area need urgent help —UN There are fears that the current security problems wracking the country could become worsened soon with reports that jihadists across the West African region are recruiting heavily from aggrieved

ICYMI: Why are Africa’s militaries so disappointingly bad?

•How history, greed, and nepotism are preventing the continent from securing itself against al-Shabab, Boko Haram, and other threats.   Editor's note: This article by Michela Wrong was first published 2014 in Foreign Policy, but the issues raised are still germaine in the prevailing security situation, especially in Nigeria and Sahel region

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