UN envoy: 'Devastating surge' of attacks in Sahel and West Africa

2020-01-09 11:26

Deadly attacks increased five-fold in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger since 2016 with over 4 000 deaths reported in 2019.

France to deploy 3 000 soldiers in Sahel

2014-05-08 12:22

France says it will deploy 3 000 soldiers to combat Islamist violence in the vast and largely lawless Sahel region of Africa.


Guterres wants UN to help tackle Sahel violence

2017-10-17 16:00

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned that Africa's Sahel region is descending into all-out violence and said the United Nations must help the region confront the threat from Islamist militants.

Five million Sahel children face starvation

2014-05-01 10:01

Aid operations need urgent funding in north Africa's Sahel region where five million children face the prospect of acute malnutrition, says a UN agency.

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