Sahel News

Canadian kidnapped in northern Burkina Faso

Security has deteriorated in Burkina as jihadists with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State, including many based in neighbouring Mali, seek to increase their influence across the poorly policed scrublands of the Sahel region just south of the Sahara Desert in West Africa.

Reuters , Africa Jan 16, 2019

12 civilians die in Burkina Faso jihadist attack

The country is part of the vast Sahel region and one of the poorest states in the world.

Punch , Nigeria Jan 12, 2019

12 civilians killed in jihadist attack in Burkina Faso

The country is part of the vast Sahel region and one of the poorest states in the world.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 12, 2019

12 civilians killed in jihadist attack in Burkina Faso | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News

The country is part of the vast Sahel region and one of the poorest states in the world.

The Guardian , Nigeria Jan 12, 2019

Burkina Faso extends state of emergency in north by 6 months after attack

Security has deteriorated in Burkina as jihadists - including many based in Mali - seek to increase their influence across the poorly policed scrublands of the Sahel region just south of the Sahara Desert.

Reuters , Africa Jan 12, 2019

12 civilians killed in jihadist attack in Burkina Faso

The country is part of the vast Sahel region and one of the poorest states in the world.

The Independent , Uganda Jan 12, 2019

2019: PDP diverting attention from its rigging plans

PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, who led the members of the National Working Committee, NWC, to receive the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, in his office in Abuja, claimed that President Buhari was compromising the military and other security forces to muscle the electoral process, a reason he said the service chiefs attended the president’s campaign rally.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 11, 2019

Burkina Faso extends state of emergency in north by 6 months after attack

Security has deteriorated in Burkina as jihadists - including many based in Mali - seek to increase their influence across the poorly policed scrublands of the Sahel region just south of the Sahara Desert.

EWN , South Africa Jan 11, 2019

Nigeria lost $2.8bn revenue to oil, maritime crime in 2018

This is contained in a report by the Secretary-General of the world body, António Guterres, on the activities of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS).

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 9, 2019

Nigeria’s Buhari accepts setbacks in Boko Haram fight

Security analysts have interpreted the surge in ISWAP attacks as a sign of renewed strength and organisation, with possible support from the jihadist networks in the wider Sahel region.

The Independent , Uganda Jan 8, 2019