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63 ‘terrorists’, 25 others killed in Niger army base attack – ministry

Heavily armed assailants stormed a military base in Niger on Thursday killing 25 people and leading to fierce clashes that killed 63 "terrorists", the defence ministry said, in an area where dozens died in a previous jihadist attack.
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President Buhari calls for multilateral approach to combat terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari has recommended a multilateral approach to combat terrorism in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) States, to prevent serious threats to security and international peace.

18 jihadists killed by Burkina Faso police

Burkina Faso authorities said 18 “terrorists” were killed when they attempted to attack a police base in the north of the country, where security services have been struggling to quell a rising jihadist revolt.

920 schools listed closed across Mali amidst conflict

The conflict in Mali which was reported a few days ago to have resulted in the killings of at least 25 soldiers and 60 more missing according to AFP news has caused 920 schools listed closed ― robbing displaced children the opportunity of schooling.

Mali declares national mourning after jihadists jill 25 soldiers

Malian troops backed by foreign allies on Wednesday launched a hunt for scores of soldiers listed as missing after one of the deadliest attacks in a seven-year-old jihadist insurgency.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

Nigeria, 10 other African countries to benefit from AfDB power project

G5 Sahel heads of state at a Summit on Friday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, gave strong support to Desert to Power, an Africa Development Bank-led initiative.
West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.

West African leaders pledge $1bn to fight armed groups

West African leaders meeting in Burkina Faso have announced a one-billion-dollar plan to combat rising insecurity in the Sahel region.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

G5 Sahel backs AfDB initiative to boost solar energy

G5 Sahel Heads of State have expressed their support for “Desert to Power’’, an Africa Development Bank (AfDB) initiative designed to harness solar energy for socio-economic development of member countries.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

Angela Merkel promises aid to jihadist-hit Burkina Faso

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised aid to strengthen security in jihadist-hit Burkina Faso. Merkel, who also attended a G5 meeting of Sahel country leaders in Ouagadougou, is due in Mali and Niger.
Burkina Faso soldiers

Burkina Faso soldiers kill 146 jihadists

Soldiers in Burkina Faso killed 146 jihadists in response to a terrorist attack in which 14 civilians were killed, the Army said on Tuesday.

Eight UN peacekeepers killed in attack in Mali

Gunmen killed at least eight Chadian UN peacekeepers in an attack Sunday on one of their bases in northern Mali, multiple sources reported.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 2, 2018 Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (R) and French President Emmanuel Macron (L) meet as they arrive for the African Union (AU) summit in Nouakchott.Mauritania, a crucial player in West Africa's fight against jihadism, will go to the polls on September 1, 2018 for legislative, regional and local elections.A record 98 parties will take part in the elections, for which 1.4 million Mauritanians are registered, in a last test for president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz before a presidential poll next year. A potential second round would take place on September 15./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Ludovic MARIN

Mauritanians vote in last election before key presidential ballot

Mauritania, a frontline state in the fight against Islamic extremism, went to the polls on Saturday in legislative, regional and local elections that will test head of state Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's record seven months before a presidential vote.
Malian outgoing president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita prepares to cast his vote in a polling station in Bamako. ISSOUF SANOGO- AFP

Mali in presidential runoff overshadowed by security crisis

Malians were called to the ballot box on Sunday for a presidential runoff likely to see Ibrahim Boubacar Keita return to office despite criticism of his handling of the country's security crisis.
People look for their names on the electoral list at a polling station Monday in Bamako, Mali. Mali’s presidential polls open Sunday in the first round of voting. (Luc Gnago-Reuters)

Mali votes in presidential election after violence-marred campaign

More than eight million Malians will go to the polls on Sunday in a key electoral test for the fragile Sahel state, battling a wave of ethnic violence and jihadism.
Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, IBK seeks second term

Mali’s Boubacar Keita seeks second term in Sunday polls

Eight million Malians will go to the polls on Sunday to decide whether to give President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita a second term or hand the top job to one of his rivals. Polls will open at 8a.m. and close at 6pm.
Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and France's Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron: I like Nigeria a lot, it’s an appealing country

French President Emmanuel Macron met with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja before taking off his jacket and tie in Lagos to celebrate African culture.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received visiting French President, Emmanuel Macron, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja

Minister: Why French President Macron is in Nigeria

President Emmanuel Macron of France, on Tuesday, arrived in Nigeria on official visit aboard French Presidential Jet A330 and landed at the Presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 3:10 p.m.

Four Mali soldiers killed by landmine

Four Malian soldiers were killed on Saturday when their vehicle drove over a landmine in the central Mopti region, the local governor said, in the troubled desert region.

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