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A city in Niger worries a new U.S. drone base will make it a 'magnet' for terrorists.

Concerns have escalated following an ambush last month by Islamist militants that killed four U.S. and five Nigerien soldiers in a village along the Niger-Mali border.

- Washington Post - US

Four UN peacekeepers, soldier killed in Mali attacks: UN.

Several of the attackers killed in retaliatory fire The post Four UN peacekeepers, soldier killed in Mali attacks: UN appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Ministry of Defence: No Bulgarian –úedics were Injured in the Mali –Ęerrorist –źttack.

 No Bulgarian medics were injured in today's terrorist attack in Mali, the press office of the Ministry of Defence said. The attack took place far from the base of the Bulgarian medics. There is no direct threat to the area. The team of four Bulgarian medics is in good health and performs its duties.

- Novinite - BG

3 UN Peacekeepers, Malian Soldier Killed in Jihadist Attack.

Authorities say three United Nations peacekeepers from Niger and a Malian soldier are dead after an attack by suspected jihadists in northern Mali. The U.N. mission known as MINUSMA confirmed Friday that several others were critically wounded in Menaka near the border with Niger.   The statement says some of the assailants ...

- Voice of America - US

3 UN peacekeepers, Malian soldier killed in jihadist attack.

Authorities say three United Nations peacekeepers from Niger and a Malian soldier are dead after an attack by suspected jihadists in northern Mali.

- FOX News - US

Interpol: 40 Human Traffickers Arrested, 236 Children Saved.

Interpol says 40 suspected human traffickers have been arrested and nearly 500 of their victims freed in a vast police operation in five African countries. The France-based international police agency said in a statement late Thursday that 236 of those rescued were minors. The operation earlier this month was carried out in ...

- Voice of America - US

Jihadist attack kills 3 UN peacekeepers, soldier in northern Mali.

The extremist group is believed to be behind an ambush on U.S. forces and their local counterparts in Niger that left four Americans dead last month.

- Global News - CA

Three peacekeepers, soldier killed in northeast Mali: United Nations.

At least three peacekeepers and a Malian soldier were killed in an attack in northeast Mali, the UN`s MINUSMA mission to the country said on Friday.

- Zee News - IN

Three UN peacekeepers, one Malian soldier killed in Mali attack.

Three United Nations peacekeepers and one Malian soldier were killed and several others were wounded on Friday in an attack by unidentified assailants in northeastern Mali, the UN mission there said.

- France24 - FR

Lalaking maling nahatulan sa kasong pagpatay, laya na pagkaraan ng 39 na taon.

Sa tulong ng DNA test, nakalaya ang isang lalaki na mali umanong nahatulan at nakulong kaugnay ng double-murder case sa isang babae at anak nito noong 1978 sa California.

- GMA News - PH

First G5 Sahel operation highlights problems.

The G5 Sahel Joint Force's first operation has come to an end, the French Ministry of Defence announced on 22 November. The MoD said Operation 'Haw Bi' took place between 27 October and 10 November in the 'triple border' area where Mali, Niger, and

- Jane’s - US

Three UN peacekeepers, one Malian soldier killed during joint operation

Three United Nations peacekeepers and one Malian soldier were killed and several others were wounded Friday in an attack by unidentified assailants in northeastern Mali, the U.N. mission there said in a statement.

- The Daily Star - LB

Race to save Timbuktu's ancient manuscripts

Timbuktu, was a free society, a nexus of faith and intellect, African and the Arab Maghreb.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Mali blames West for chaos in Libya

Mali's foreign minister Abdoulaye Diop told the EU in Brussels that the lack of vision and planning following the Nato-led bombing campaign in Libya helped trigger the current migration and security crisis.

- EU Observer - EU

After Mugabe, African leaders wonder what next | Reuters

NAIROBI - Hours after Zimbabwe√ʬĬôs Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda√ʬĬôs president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank crews. FILE PHOTO: France's President Nicolas Sarkozy ...

- Firstpost - IN

EU boosts budget for education in emergencies

Source: European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations Country: Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Ghana Air Force Climax Duty Tour In Mali

The Ghana Air Force Aviation Unit has completed its operations with the United Nations Multi-Dimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali . At a mission accomplishment parade held at the Air Force Base in Accra, the Director General in-charge of International Peace Support Operations, Brigadier General A. Issahaku, ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Sahel Counterterror Force Lacks Funding

Burkina Faso's foreign minister says a new counterterrorism force for Africa's Sahel region needs substantially more funding to operate. The G5 Sahel force was formed to enable Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Mauritania and Chad to defend themselves against Islamist militant groups that operate in the region, such as al-Qaida in ...

- Voice of America - US

Dégradation de la sécurité alimentaire au Mali

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Mali Le nombre de personnes en ins√©curit√©ŐĀ alimentaire a atteint 3,8 millions, contre 3 5 millions durant le m√™me p√©riode en 2016, pendant que l'acc√®s humanitaire est toujours entrav√©. FAITS SAILLANTS Augmentation des incidents limitant l'acc√®s ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

For This Hero, It’s O.K. to Just Throw Him a Bone

A Belgian Malinois dog called Mali has received Britain’s highest award for animal valor for his actions during an intense firefight in Afghanistan.

- International NY Times - US

Improved early warning systems protect the most vulnerable

Source: World Meteorological Organization Country: Burkina Faso, Cook Islands, Curaçao , Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Kiribati, Mali, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niger, Niue , Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sint Maarten , Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, World Vulnerable communities in Africa, the Pacific, and Caribbean ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Bundeswehr deploys MANTIS to Mali

The Bundeswehr is deploying parts of the Modular, Automatic, and Network capable Targeting and Interception System counter-rocket, artillery, and mortar defence system for the first time to Mali, the Bundeswehr announced on its website on 15 November. This will improve the

- Jane’s - US

Canada will not send peacekeepers to Mali in near future: officials

VANCOUVER - Canada will not be sending hundreds of peacekeepers to support a United Nations mission in Mali in the near future, officials said on Wednesday, a move likely to disappoint allies who want Canadians to play a role in the West African country.

- Reuters - US

In Vancouver, UN peacekeeping chief outlines 'very serious challenge' facing Mali operation

The “very serious challenge” facing peacekeepers with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali makes it vital that additional efforts are made for the four-year-old operation to fulfil its mandate, the UN peacekeeping chief has said.

- UN - INT

MINUSMA faces new air support issues

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali is facing a reduction in military air support due to the withdrawal of the Bangladesh Utility Aviation Unit and the Ghana Aviation Unit . The BANUAU was deployed to Kidal with three Bangladesh Air

- Jane’s - US

African leaders urge support for new security doctrine

The vast Sahel region, stretching from Senegal to Sudan, has turned into a hotbed of lawlessness since chaos engulfed Libya in 2011, Islamists overran northern Mali in 2012 and Boko Haram rose up in northern Nigeria

- Daily Monitor - UG

Navy SEALs Investigated in Green Beret’s Death Also Under Scrutiny in Theft

The revelations that the SEAL commandos have been under suspicion of stealing money from a fund used to pay informants shed light on a potential motive in the mysterious Mali death.

- New York Times - US

Africa in the news: Sahel security, Liberian and Kenyan elections, and Nigerian economic updates

Security update: US commits $60 million to the G-5 Sahel anti-terrorism force On Monday, October 30, the United States formally committed $60 million in funding to a new United Nations supported anti-terrorism force proposed by the G-5 Sahel Nations, which include Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger. The ...

- Brookings - US

Mali: Defense Ministry Promises Abuse Inquiry

Expand A Malian soldier during a military operation in northern Mali, October 19, 2017. ¬© 2017 Reuters ‚Äď The Mali Defense Ministry's stated commitment to investigate serious alleged abuses by the security forces during operations in central Mali¬†is a meaningful step toward accountability, Human Rights Watch said today. ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

UN chief urges Security Council to 'be ambitious' in supporting Sahel anti-terror force

Stressing the urgent need to help Mali and other countries in the Sahel address cross-border terrorism and organized crime, Secretary-General Ant√≥nio Guterres on Monday invited the United Nations Security Council to “be ambitious” in deciding how the UN supports the region's newly-established joint force.

- UN - INT

Algeria: Surge in Deportations of Migrants

Expand Men deported from Algeria queuing after their arrival to Bamako, October 25, 2017.¬† ¬† ¬© 2017 Bukary Dao/Le R√©publicain ‚Äď Algerian authorities have been rounding up sub-Saharan Africans in and around Algiers and have deported more than 3,000 to Niger since August 25, 2017, without giving them an opportunity to ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Mali: Guterres strongly condemns deadly attack against UN mission convoy

Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned today's attack against a logistic convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali , which left three Chadian peacekeepers dead and two injured.

- UN Peace & Security - INT