2 men accused of offering bribes to Uganda, Chad officials

2017-11-21 14:50

2 representatives of Chinese energy conglomerate are charged in New York with offering millions of dollars in bribes to the president of Chad and the Ugandan foreign minister to generate business

France says 'go ahead' to African security initiatives

2017-11-16 09:51

France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has encouraged African nations calling for greater autonomy over their security to "go for it", following the launch of a regional anti-jihad force in the Sahel.

Sahel anti-terror force sees teething problems in first mission

2017-11-07 20:33

The maiden mission of a counterterrorism force that aims to tackle jihadist groups in the troubled Sahel has experienced "logistical problems" but they are not "insurmountable", according to the military's first appraisal of the operation.

'G5' anti-jihadist force begins operations in Sahel

2017-11-01 21:12

A joint anti-jihadist force linking countries in the Sahel began operations, the French military mission in the region, which is providing support, has said.

US pledges $60m to regional Sahel force

2017-10-30 18:45

The United States will pledge $60m to support the new G5 Sahel regional counter-terrorism force, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said, ahead of UN talks on the operation.

Chad gold mine clash leaves 10 dead

2017-10-25 17:37

Ten people have been killed in clashes at a gold mine in the Tibesti Mountains in northern Chad, pitting locals against outsiders in search of riches, a security source says.

Jihadist ambush on US forces shows new danger in Sahel

2017-10-20 06:10

The ambush in West Africa that killed four US service members has highlighted the danger posed by a newly rebranded jihadist group in the region.

Boko Haram fighters surrender in northern Cameroon

2017-10-14 11:00

Nearly 60 men who said they were captured by the Boko Haram Islamist group and forced to fight for them in Nigeria have surrendered to authorities in northern Cameroon.

France to grant asylum to Niger, Chad migrants

2017-10-10 06:00

French President Emmanuel Macron says that the first operations to allow migrants to come legally to France from Niger and Chad will start in the coming weeks.

US officials: 4th US soldier dead after attack in Niger

2017-10-07 13:00

US officials say a soldier who had been missing for nearly two days in Niger has been found dead, a result of a deadly ambush by dozens of Islamic extremists on a joint patrol of American and Niger forces


UN seeks to put human rights experts into new Sahel force

2017-11-18 15:03

The United Nations is seeking to put human rights advisers and monitors into the 5 000-troop African force from five nations that in charged with fighting extremists in western Africa's vast Sahel region

France pledges to increase aid to Sahel by one third

2017-11-09 14:36

France says it will increase its development aid to the troubled Sahel by more than a third, linking the extra funds to the fight against jihadist groups in the vast African region.

Niger to let US forces arm drones in counter-terrorism fight

2017-11-05 17:03

Niger will allow US forces stationed in the country to arm the drones being used to track jihadists, having previously allowed their use only for surveillance, the government has said.

Why are Sahel countries deploying an anti-jihad force?

2017-10-31 14:21

The UN Security Council has looked at ways of shoring up a new G5 Sahel regional counter-terrorism force, with France seeking UN funding and support for the fight against jihad in Africa.

African anti-jihad force makes first steps in troubled Sahel

2017-10-26 16:25

Five nations in Africa's Sahel region are progressively deploying a counter-terror force to combat jihadist groups but the project will be vulnerable during its fledgling stage, diplomats and military sources say.

Niger raid highlights US forces' growing Africa role

2017-10-20 20:59

The killing of four American special operations soldiers in Niger has highlighted the increasing role elite units are playing across Africa, which is rapidly becoming a major center of US military action.

Spice of life: Niger region lifts ban on red pepper

2017-10-18 20:35

Small farmers in southeastern Niger are rejoicing after authorities lifted a two-year ban on the growing of red peppers, imposed in their fight against jihadists.

Chad extends key conservation area in national park

2017-10-12 08:36

Chad is to boost protection for a key haven for endangered wildlife in the south of the country under an agreement with a conservation group.

Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal

2017-10-09 11:42

South Africa and Chad have signed an agreement that will see the re-introduction next year of critically endangered black rhino to the central African country, decades after it was last seen there.

Government internet shutdowns cost Africa dear: report

2017-09-29 20:36

Government shutdowns of the internet have cost sub-Saharan Africa about $237m since 2015, according to a study, as authorities increasingly implement planned disruptions.

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