ARTICLES RELATING TO WESTERN AFRICA

UPDATE | 8 killed in Boko Haram attack on army post in southeastern Niger

2020-03-10 11:03

An attack by Boko Haram jihadists on an army post in the southeastern Niger region of Diffa has left eight dead and three missing, according to state radio.

Amnesty International urges probe into troops' 'razing' of Nigerian villages

2020-02-14 13:24

Amnesty International has called for an investigation into the alleged burning of villages by Nigerian troops in the volatile northeast following a recent surge in jihadist attacks.

Military chiefs sacked after deadly Niger jihadist attack

2020-01-14 06:07

Niger replaced two top military brass on Monday, four days after a jihadist assault on an army base left 89 dead in the biggest single loss in the country's history.

French President Macron to visit Niger to honour massacred soldiers

2019-12-18 18:26

French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Niger to pay homage to 71 soldiers massacred in a jihadist attack earlier this month, the president's office announced Tuesday.

Thousands of Gambians protest, demand President Adama Barrow step down

2019-12-17 12:15

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Gambia's capital Banjul demanding that President Adama Barrow respect his pledge to quit after three years in office.

24 Mali soldiers, 17 jihadists killed in clashes in east - army

2019-11-19 10:50

Twenty-four Malian soldiers and 17 jihadist fighters have been killed in clashes in the east of the country, the army says, as security in the west African nation deteriorates further.

Mali strife: UN peacekeeper killed, five others wounded

2019-10-07 13:31

One peacekeeper has been killed and five others were wounded after a roadside bomb exploded in strife-torn northeastern Mali, the UN mission MINUSMA has said.

38 killed in attacks on Mali villages

2019-06-19 13:26

Thirty-eight people have been killed and many others wounded in attacks on two ethnic Dogon villages in central Mali, the government has said, in the latest in a cycle of violence in the volatile Sahel country.

US military vehicle hit by bomb in Niger

2019-06-10 10:26

A US military vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Niger, the site of a deadly jihadist attack on American forces in 2017, the military has announced.

'Disastrous' living conditions worse than violence in Nigeria - MSF

2016-09-29 18:22

A brewing humanitarian emergency has reached catastrophic levels in northeastern Nigeria, with MSF calling for a massive relief effort in order to help those desperately in need.

 

Boko Haram jihadists attack Niger army position after lull in conflict

2020-03-09 13:08

Boko Haram jihadists have attacked an army position in southeastern Niger, according to sources, following a lull in violence since the end of last year.

'Jihadists' kill 18 civilians in Burkina Faso

2020-02-03 11:08

Suspected jihadists have killed 18 civilians in an attack in northern Burkina Faso, the governor of the Sahel region has said.

Seven children among 14 civilians killed in roadside bomb in Burkina Faso

2020-01-05 17:03

Seven children and four women were among 14 civilians killed when a roadside bomb blew up their bus in northwestern Burkina Faso, the government has said.

In Burkina Faso, cheap improvised 'poor man's bomb' reaps a bloody toll

2019-12-18 15:40

Security experts say that in the arsenal of jihadist groups, whose insurgency is shaking the Sahel state of Burkina Faso, the improvised explosive device (IED) is one of the deadliest weapons.

Nigeria court puts 47 men on trial for homosexuality - lawyer

2019-12-13 09:48

A group of 47 men has appeared in a Nigerian court charged with homosexuality, a crime punishable by 14 years in prison in the country, their attorney has said.

Nigeria's ruling party wins election in key oil state

2019-11-18 18:27

Nigeria's ruling party has won the key oil-rich state of Bayelsa, the electoral body said, a sign of President Muhammadu Buhari's growing influence in opposition strongholds.

Supporters cheer Dakar ex-mayor on his release from jail

2019-10-01 11:06

The former mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall, has been hailed by jubilant supporters as he crossed the Senegalese capital in a convoy during the night, following his release from prison.

Nearly 100 killed, 19 missing in central Mali village massacre

2019-06-11 10:56

Nearly 100 people were killed in a gruesome overnight attack on a village in central Mali, in the latest violence to strike the fragile region, authorities have said.

TB Joshua: 'Fake' prophets, pastors 'worsening' poverty levels in Malawi

2017-01-10 11:04

Nigeria's controversial prophet and founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, TB Joshua, has reportedly claimed that "fake" pastors and prophets "are worsening poverty levels in Malawi".

Nigerian army says Boko Haram leader has 'mental challenge'

2016-09-26 10:17

The Nigerian Army has reacted to a recent video released by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, stating that the commander clearly has a mental issue.

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