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Niger: Insurgents release kidnapped aid workers

Ten Niger humanitarian workers abducted by suspected jihadists as they were distributing food have been released a week after they were taken in the southwest of the country, a local governor said on Thursday. The workers for local group APIS, a partner of the UN...

France’s massive challenges in the Sahel

France is increasingly optimistic about the effectiveness of its anti-jihadist campaign in the Sahel, but experts caution that short-term successes will not by themselves bring lasting victory.  President Emmanuel Macron will travel to the Mauritanian capital...

Burkina Faso: From favored tourist destination to a hotbed of terrorism

By Armel Baily with Patrick Fort in Abidjan:  Little more than five years ago, Burkina Faso was on the up, priding itself as a favored tourist destination for well-heeled Europeans. Today, the country seems to be visibly sinking, battered by a jihadist revolt that has...

Algeria: Two more troops killed in counterinsurgency sweep in Medea

Algiers, June 28, 2020 - Two Algerian soldiers, including an officer, were killed when a bomb exploded during an army operation in the north of the country, the defence ministry said Sunday. Captain Fateh Bensmail and Sergeant Zakaria Khaldi were killed Saturday...

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