• Dec- 2022 -
    5 December
    AfricaA military personnel stands outside the headquarters of the country's defence forces in Ouagadougou on March 3, 2018 a day after dozens of people were killed in twin attacks on the French embassy and the country's military.

    Six Civilians Killed in Burkina Attack Near Ghana Border

    Six civilians, four of them teachers, were killed in a suspected jihadist attack in southern Burkina Faso close to the border with Ghana.

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  • Jul- 2022 -
    11 July
    AfricaJihadist flag

    Ghana Fears Entry of Nigeria Jail Break Jihadists

    Ghanaian officials warned that jailed jihadists who escaped during an attack on a Nigerian prison this week may try to enter the country.

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  • May- 2020 -
    21 May
    AfricaTogo is on the front line after its northern neighbour, Burkina Faso, fell prey to the jihadist chaos that had begun in neighbouring Mali

    Worried Togo Finds Itself on Front Line of Sahel’s Jihadist War

    In a makeshift bunker of sacks of rice beneath a tree, heavily-armed Togolese soldiers keep watch over villagers coming and going on foot or bike across the border with Burkina Faso. Just a dried-out river bed separates the two West African countries. In surrounding fields, peasant farmers are bent silhouettes, watering the sorghum and maize seeds sown before the arrival of the first rains. Soon, clouds will chase away the fine dust of the harmattan, the desert wind that each year sweeps off the Sahara southwards to the coast and chokes the air. Nothing dramatic, or so it would seem, ever happens at Yemboate, in Togo’s far north. Yet less than 30 kilometers (19 miles) away, over the border in eastern Burkina Faso, jihadists and militia groups have imposed their own brutal law. Those policemen, doctors, and teachers who have not fled are being hunted down and butchered. “When I was small, we spent our time swimming in the river,” says farmer Abdoulaye Mossi, leaning on his bike with a hoe, speaking to AFP before the coronavirus pandemic. The arid channel separates his peaceful village of cob huts from a Burkinabe village on the other side. “Fear rules today,” the farmer says. But fear does …

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  • Jul- 2019 -
    10 July
    AfricaUnited Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

    Sahel states need more support to fight extremism, UN chief Guterres says

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged international support for the G5 Sahel to help West Africa's fight against violent extremism

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