New EU ‘Peace fund’ could buy weapons for Africa

By |junij 14th, 2018|anti-terrorism, Burkina Faso, Chad, Federica Mogherini, G5 Sahel, Jihadism, Mali, Mauritania, News, Niger, Peace fund|

The EU wants to pay for military equipment, including lethal weaponry, for partner countries in crisis zones such as Africa's Sahel region as part of a €10.5-billion "peace facility" launched on Wednesday (13 June).

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EU to give Sahel force funding boost

By |februar 23rd, 2018|Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, News, Niger, Sahel|

European leaders will Friday give a financial boost to a joint African force tackling jihadists in the Sahel at an international conference in Brussels, as fresh violence highlights the region's fraught security situation.

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Africa, Europe hope to rally support for Sahel anti-terror force

By |december 13th, 2017|Al Qaeda, Angela Merkel, Burkina Faso, Chad, Emmanuel Macron, Islamists, Italy, Mali, Mauritania, News, Niger, Operation Barkhane, Paolo Gentiloni, Sahel, terrorism|

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts Germany's Angela Merkel and five African presidents today (13 December), hoping to bolster the fledging G5 Sahel force fighting jihadists in an area the size of Europe.

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Burkina Faso launches Sahel region’s largest solar power plant

By |november 28th, 2017|Burkina Faso, development aid, Emmanuel Macron, News, solar energy, solar power|

West Africa's biggest solar power plant comes online on Wednesday (29 November) as Burkina Faso, one of the world's poorest countries, inaugurates a novel scheme to boost renewables and cut energy dependence on its neighbours.

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Pentagon looks at stepped-up Africa role to counter Islamic State

By |oktober 24th, 2017|AFRICOM, Burkina Faso, Chad, Islamic State, Jim Mattis, Joseph Dunford, Mali, Mauritania, News, Niger, Operation Barkhane, Syrian war|

The United States is considering a stepped-up military presence in Africa to pursue Islamic State group jihadists looking for new havens after the fall of their "caliphate," American officials say.

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Suspected jihadists kill 17 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

By |avgust 14th, 2017|Al Qaeda, Burkina Faso, France, Islamists, Jihadists, Mali, News, terrorism|

Suspected jihadists killed at least 17 people and wounded eight during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, the communications minister said, as security forces sought to free people still trapped inside today (14 August).

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Macron in Mali for diplomatic push on Sahel anti-jihadist force

By |julij 3rd, 2017|Al Qaeda, anti-terrorism, Burkina Faso, Chad, Emmanuel Macron, Mali, Mauritania, News, Niger, Sahel|

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday (2 July) threw his weight behind a planned Sahel force to fight jihadists on a lightning visit to Mali but told countries in the region their efforts had to bear fruit.

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EU to give €50 million for African force in Sahel

By |junij 6th, 2017|Al Qaeda, Burkina Faso, Chad, Federica Mogherini, Mali, Mauritania, News, Niger, Sahel, terrorism|

The EU is giving 50 million euros to set up a joint African military force in the Sahel region to fight jihadists, the bloc's foreign affairs chief said yesterday (5 June).

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France says backs West African cooperation against Islamists

By |april 7th, 2017|arms smuggling, Boko Haram, Burkina Faso, Chad, Jean-Marc Ayrault, Jihadism, Mali, Mauritania, News, Niger, Sahel, Sigmar Gabriel, Sudan, terrorism, UN|

France backs efforts by West African states to boost security in the Sahel region, including a plan for a 5,000-strong multinational force to combat Islamist fighters, its foreign minister said yesterday (6 April).

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