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Niger: Funds slow to come to anti-jihadist Sahel force

A joint military force to fight jihadists and organised crime in the Sahel has chalked up successes but promised funding is slow to materialise, the foreign minister of Niger said on Monday.

US: There are enormous challenges in Nigeria

Following the recent release of many of the Dapchi schoolgirls abducted by a terrorist group suspected to be Boko Haram, the United States Government has said there still remained enormous challenges in Nigeria which would require the attention of the United Nations and other international players.

Dozens dead in attacks on Burkina military headquarters, French embassy

Dozens of people were killed Friday in twin attacks on the French embassy in Burkina Faso and the country's military headquarters, an assault that coincided with a meeting of regional anti-jihadist forces.

US, Saudi, UAE pledge $190m to fight insurgency in Sahel region

The U.S, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have pledged 190 million dollars to five countries in Africa’s Sahel region to strengthen regional security forces in the fight against terrorism.

France seeks UN funding to fight terror, smuggling in Africa’s Sahel

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will lead a UN Security Council meeting on Monday that will look at ways of shoring up the G5 Sahel force set up by Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

UN scribe Antonio Guterres wants UN to help tackle Sahel violence

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday that Africa's Sahel region was descending into all-out violence and said the United Nations must help the region confront the threat from Islamist militants.

African-led force on terrorism faces challenges – UN

The UN Security Council has been told that the African-led joint task force Group of Five (G5) on terrorism in the Sahel is now operational but facing challenges.

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