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UN Peacekeepers Killed In Mali Blast

At least three United Nations peacekeepers from Bangladesh have been killed after their vehicle hit an explosive device in Mali’s troubled north. The peacekeeping mission, known as the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said that another five soldiers had been seriously wounded. The attack occurred early Sunday morning on […]


Deadly Attack In Timbuktu, Mali Threatens UN Mission

A group of unidentified gunmen attacked the United Nations peacekeeping force headquarters in Timbuktu, Mali on Monday. This attack resulted in the deaths of five security guards, one contractor, and one gendarmerie. While the UN’s mission in Mali,  known as MINUSMA, has seen frequent attacks by Islamist militants targeting its […]


At Least 17 Killed In Latest Attack In Burkina Faso

Gunmen attacked a Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital city of Ouagadougou on Sunday night, leaving at least 17 dead and eight others wounded. The army sealed off the central part of the city and evacuated civilians from the area before launching a counterattack. Three suspected jihadists were reportedly killed […]


The New Approach To Counterinsurgency By The Sahel 5 Countries: What Does It Mean For Regional Peacebuilding?

On 2nd July, a long awaited transnational agreement was announced by the G5 Sahel nations. Backed by French President Emmanuel Macron, the leaders of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger announced plans to deploy a multinational military force to combat the increasing insecurities in the Sahel caused by extremist […]


France And West African Nations Launch Force To Combat Militant Groups

On July 2nd, France alongside five African states, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, launched a multinational coalition to fight armed groups and violent extremists in the Sahel region. The meeting between France and the five African nations, formally known as the G5 Sahel Force, took place in the […]