Tag: Sahel

Blinken hails Niger as model of cooperation, promises to ‘deliver results’ in Sahel

March 18, 2023

The United States and its Western allies must demonstrate they “can deliver results” in Africa's Sahel region, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said ... Read More

Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana host AFRICOM panafrican drills

March 8, 2023

Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire are hosting US Africa military command AFRICOM drill bringing together 29 countries in view strengthening the capacities of armies of the ... Read More

France loses influence in Sahel

February 8, 2023

France, the former colonial master in the Sahel, is receiving a series of blows as its foothold shrinks on the back of growing anti-French sentiment ... Read More

Burkina Faso: dozens of soldiers, civilians killed in jihadist-hit north

January 31, 2023

At least 28 people, including soldiers and civilians, have been killed in two separate attacks by rebel fighters in northern Burkina Faso, a regional governor ... Read More

Laurent Gbagbo urges ECOWAS to set up regional counterterrorism brigade

January 30, 2023

Laurent Gbagbo, Cote d’Ivoire’s ex-leader, has called on regional grouping ECOWAS to establish counter-terrorism brigade to curtail terrorism that has plagued the region. Gbagbo was ... Read More

Sahel’s development, stability to be achieved through industrialization — AU/UN experts

November 28, 2022

"The issue of inclusive industrialization in the Sahel is of prime importance” given the challenges the conflict-torn region is currently facing — this is the ... Read More

Accra Initiative: seven West African states discuss spillover of terrorism from Sahel

November 21, 2022

Seven West African coastal states held last week their first major talks — within the so-called Accra Initiative — on boosting cooperation against jihadist violence ... Read More

Desert to Power initiative to light up the Sahel countries “showcased” at COP27

November 15, 2022

Launched in 2019 by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and its partners, the Desert to Power initiative to increase solar generation capacity to provide ... Read More

Morocco’s counterterrorism strategy highlighted by French think-tank

November 14, 2022

Morocco's strong commitment to the fight against terrorism and violent extremism was scrutinized in a report by the Institute for Applied Geopolitics Studies, published under ... Read More

Stabilizing Sahel: Paris to announce official end of anti-jihadist Operation Barkhane

November 9, 2022

French President Emmanuel Macron will officially announce on Wednesday (9 November) the end of the anti-jihadist Operation Barkhane in the Sahel, but this will have ... Read More