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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 […]


Mali’s National Dialogue Conference Recommends Dialogue With Jihadi Leaders

The National Dialogue Conference of Mali which ended April 2nd, 2017 recommends open dialogue as the only way forward for a sustainable and united Mali. The conference advised President of the Republic, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, on the importance of open and sincere dialogue with armed groups including prominent Jihadi leaders […]


An African Approach To The War On Islamist Militancy

Boko Haram continues its terror campaign in Nigeria, Borno State, with four suicide bombers in Maiduguri on March 15th. The bombers killed themselves and two others, with 16 injured in total. The same day, armed Boko Haram insurgents attack the Magumeri community in the Magumeri Local Government Area, killing an undisclosed number of […]


Trudeau Says UN Peacekeeping Mission Still Possible In 2017

When he first took office in 2015, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed “Canada is back” in playing an important and prevalent role in UN peacekeeping. In August 2016, the Liberal government committed close to 600 soldiers, 150 police officers, and $450 million in development funding for a three-year peacekeeping […]