More than 100 migrants arrested in Niger near Algerian border

26/08/2020 – Niger’s security forces have arrested more than 100 people in the Sahara desert who were trying to illegally cross the country’s northern border into neighbouring Algeria, security sources said Monday. Continuer à lire … « More than 100 migrants arrested in Niger near Algerian border »

Full Sahel anti-jihadist force set to deploy: minister #G5Sahel #Niger

2018/05/13 – A new five-nation force is ready to deploy to fight jihadists in the Sahel region of northwestern Africa, Niger’s defence minister said on Sunday.
The G5 Sahel counter-terrorist force aims to fight armed extremist groups that have carried out deadly attacks across the region. Continuer à lire … « Full Sahel anti-jihadist force set to deploy: minister #G5Sahel #Niger »

Mali – Jihadists Gain Strength Even as Troops Arrive in West Africa

2018/04/24 – As a convoy of United Nations police on a night patrol stopped to chat with residents on the sand-blown streets of the central Malian city of Sevare, Sada Cissoko could no longer hold back his emotions.  Continuer à lire … « Mali – Jihadists Gain Strength Even as Troops Arrive in West Africa »

Mali/Canada – Canada already assisting counterterror force in #Mali, defence minister says

2018/04/10 – Harjit Sajjan said Monday that Canadian troops have been “supporting the G5 Sahel force for some time.” The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali is providing assistance to the African-led force. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Canada – Canada already assisting counterterror force in #Mali, defence minister says »

Nigeria, Niger sign MOU on border security

2018/04/09 – Nigeria and the authorities of Niger Republic have entered into an understanding to enhance border security in line with ECOWS Protocol on Free Movement of Persons. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria, Niger sign MOU on border security »