Can AU Tackle Security Challenges in the Sahel?

2018/07/11 – African leaders meeting in Mauritania last week pledged to redouble efforts aimed at curtailing and defeating extremist groups on the continent, especially in the Sahel region. Continuer à lire … « Can AU Tackle Security Challenges in the Sahel? »

Mali – At least two French soldiers killed in Gao attack in Mali – sources

2018/07/02 – At least two French soldiers were killed in an attack after a car bomb was detonated in the northern town of Gao on Sunday, two sources said on Sunday.
One Malian military source said another 10 people had been killed, including civilians.

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Mali – Six morts dans l’attaque contre le QG de la force du G5 Sahel au Mali (source hospitalière)

2018/06/30 – Le quartier général de la force conjointe du G5 Sahel à Sévaré, dans le centre du Mali, a été frappé vendredi par une attaque qui a fait au moins six morts et de nombreux blessés. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Six morts dans l’attaque contre le QG de la force du G5 Sahel au Mali (source hospitalière) »

2018/06/28 – Fighting ‘pseudo-religious highway terrorism’ in Mali Barkhane bunkers down

2018/06/28 – Senegal’s president Macky Sall believes ‘you won’t settle the problems in the Sahel with flowers.’ He wants reinforcements for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (Minusma), ‘one of the deadliest in the history of UN peacekeeping’ (102 Blue Helmets killed to date). Continuer à lire … « 2018/06/28 – Fighting ‘pseudo-religious highway terrorism’ in Mali Barkhane bunkers down »

Niger – For safety and security in Niger, solutions must flow upstream

2018/06/14 – The United States recently revealed the names of three « Islamic State leaders » who planned and directed the ambush in Niger, which killed four U.S. Special Forces troops last October. The incident raised pointed questions about what the U.S. military is doing there. But it should also raise questions about the longer-term peace and stability of the region itself. Continuer à lire … « Niger – For safety and security in Niger, solutions must flow upstream »

UK – Support for the G5 Sahel Force and reducing instability #Mali

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on peace and security in Africa.

23 May 2018 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered) Continuer à lire … « UK – Support for the G5 Sahel Force and reducing instability #Mali »

Mali/Estonia – Expert: France appreciates Estonia’s contributions to Operation Barkhane

2018/05/22 – Estonia’s contributions to the French-led anti-terrorist Operation Barkhane in Mali are widely noticed and highly appreciated, said Barbara Kunz, research fellow at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI). Continuer à lire … « Mali/Estonia – Expert: France appreciates Estonia’s contributions to Operation Barkhane »