Burkina Faso: Eight Killed in Raid

TANWALBOUGOU, 6 April 2021 – Eight people have been killed in a raid by suspected Islamist militants in the small village of Tanwalbougou in eastern Burkina Faso. Three police officers and five members of a pro-government self-defense militia group staffed by...
Sahel: Jihadists More Deadly Along Niger’s Borders

Sahel: Jihadists More Deadly Along Niger’s Borders

NIAMEY, 26 March 2021 – Jihadist militants active along Niger’s borders with Mali and Burkina Faso appear to be expanding their geographic scope, staging more daring and deadlier attacks. Over the last fortnight, Jihadists in these regions have killed at least...
Niger: Fifty-eight Killed Near Border with Mali

Niger: Fifty-eight Killed Near Border with Mali

NIAMEY, 16 March 2021 – Unidentified gunmen have killed at least 58 people during an attack in Niger’s Tillaberi region, near the border with neighboring Mali. The Nigerien government said the assailants opened fire on four vehicles full of people who were returning...
Brukina Faso: Six Killed in Ambush Attack

Brukina Faso: Six Killed in Ambush Attack

OUAGADOUGOU, 8 March 2021 – A soldier and five civilians have been killed in an ambush by jihadist militants in northern Soum province of Burkina Faso. The five civilians killed were part of a vigilante working in collaboration with security forces and known as...
Bukina Faso: Five Killed in Landmine Explosion

Bukina Faso: Five Killed in Landmine Explosion

OUAGADOUGOU, 4 March 2021 – Five people, including a pregnant woman, have been killed in a landmine explosion close to Burkina Faso’s border with Mali. The explosion blew up an ambulance in which the victims were traveling in Gaskindei. Officials say the...
Senegal: Terror Groups Expanding in West Africa

Senegal: Terror Groups Expanding in West Africa

DAKAR, 25 February 2021 – Senegalese authorities and the United Nations say they have documented the infiltration of parts of Senegal by indivduals affiliated to al-Qaeda. A United Nations Security Council report published last February 3 said elements of the...
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