Sahel - updates

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Stunning Senegal baobab forest being swallowed by mining

Nov 02, 2019 - 6:07 PM

In Bandia, one of Senegal's most beautiful baobab forests is gradually being devoured by cement manufacturers quarrying limestone

A baobab tree is seen in agricultural fields on the outskirts of Bandia forest on September 25, 2019. The need for cement in a growing Dakar means that quarries are need to feed the factories, these quarries are moving closer to villages and threatening Bandia Forest. JOHN WESSELS / AFP

Investigators probe deadly twin attacks in Ouagadougou

Mar 03, 2018 - 8:55 PM

(UPDATED) The government says the attack on the military HQ was a suicide car bombing and that the G5 Sahel regional anti-terrorism force may have been the target

UNREST. People watch as black smoke rises, as the capital of Burkina Faso came under multiple attacks on March 2, 2018, targeting the French embassy, the French cultural centre and the country's military headquarters. Photo by Ahmed Ouoba/AFP

UN Security Council unanimously welcomes Sahel force

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:47 PM

At a time when terrorism is striking everywhere in the world we cannot let the Sahel region become a new haven for terrorist organizations from the entire world French ambassador to the UN Francois Delattre tells the council

FRANCOIS DELATTRE. France's Ambassador to the United Nations Francois Delattre arrives for a Security Council meeting at UN headquarters in New York on May 16, 2017. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

UN alarmed about Boko Haram ties to ISIS

May 14, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The UN Security Council has voiced deep concern that the activities of Boko Haram continue to undermine the peace and stability of the West and Central African region

TIES WITH ISIS. Soldiers from 21 Brigade and Army Engineers clearing Islamic militant group Boko Haram camps at Chuogori and Shantumari in Borno State, Nigeria, July 30, 2015. File photo by EPA/STR

5M children in Africa's Sahel face acute malnutrition: UN

May 01, 2014 - 9:04 AM

We are facing a funding bottleneck at a very critical moment The planting season is only a couple of months away said UN Assistant Secretary General Robert Piper

MALNUTRITION. A photograph made available September 5, 2012 shows Adra Ousmane, a farmer from Niger, examining the grains that have gone bad on his land in the southern town of Guidan Roumdji, Niger, on September 1, 2012. Tanya Bindra/EPA