Niger/US – After deadly Niger ambush, US military in Africa says changes made to protect troops

2018/08/05 – The U.S. military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the U.S. Africa Command said Monday.
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Sahel – Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council: Women, Peace and the Security in the Sahel

2018/07/11 – Well, thank you very much indeed Minister for being with us again today. It’s fantastic to have you here and thank you for all the work Sweden has done on this important dossier. Particularly, for keeping it at the forefront of our minds in the Security Council and the way you have tried to ensure that these issues are properly integrated and that the Security Council and the UN more generally gets out of the silos that we’re all familiar with. A huge thank you obviously to Ms. Diop and to the Deputy-Secretary-General for leading this mission. I think it’s an incredibly important event. Continuer à lire … « Sahel – Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council: Women, Peace and the Security in the Sahel »

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 – To build peace we have to ask why people go to war

2018/07/10- A recent spate of extremist attacks in Mali has once again underlined the need to rethink the hard security approach that dominates the response to terrorism in the Sahel.
The end of June saw attacks in Mali on French forces as well as the headquarters of the G5 Sahel Joint Force, a security force made up of five regional countries to combat jihadist insurgents and criminal groups. The attacks overshadowed the African Union (AU) summit in Mauritania, which also hosted French President Emmanuel Macron keen to discuss the region’s burning security problems. Continuer à lire … « Mali – To build peace we have to ask why people go to war »

Mali/ Sahel – AU Peace and Security Counci on the situation in Mali and the Sahel

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), meeting in its 782nd meeting at Ministerial level, held on 27 June 2018, adopted the following decision on the situation in Mali and the Sahel.

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Mali – Statement by the Minister – Mali – Adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2423 renewing MINUSMA’s mandate

2018/06/29 – I welcome the unanimous adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2423, which renews the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Continuer à lire … « Mali – Statement by the Minister – Mali – Adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2423 renewing MINUSMA’s mandate »

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 »