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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 […]


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 […]