Burkina Faso: Eight Jihardists Killed

Burkina Faso: Eight Jihardists Killed

OUAGADOUGOU, 5 May 2021 – Eight of the assailants who last month killed two Spanish journalists and an Irish man in the eastern region of Burkina Faso, have been shot dead during a military raid of the insurgents’ base. The eight gunmen were “neutralized” on...
Niger: Sixteen Soldiers Killed

Niger: Sixteen Soldiers Killed

TAHOUA, 3 May 2021 – Unidentified gunmen have killed 16 soldiers and injured six others in an ambush in Niger’s southwestern region of Tahoua. The attack occurred Saturday evening not too far from the local government area where an attack last March killed 137...
Sahel: 29 Million at Risk of Starvation

Sahel: 29 Million at Risk of Starvation

ROME, 28 April 2021 – Twenty-nine million people are at risk of starvation across the Sahel region, notably in six west and central African countries. The numbers include at least 1.6 million children suffering from severe malnutrition, according to the United Nations...
Burkina Faso: Two Spanish Journalists Killed

Burkina Faso: Two Spanish Journalists Killed

MADRID, 27 April 2021 – Two Spanish journalists and an Irish national abducted Monday near a nature reserve in eastern Burkina Faso have been killed. Two bodies found in the area appear to be those of the two journalists,” Spain’s foreign minister, Arancha Gonzalez,...
Niger: Fire Leaves 20 Schoolchildren Dead

Niger: Fire Leaves 20 Schoolchildren Dead

NIAMEY, 14 April 2021 – At least 20 children have been killed in a fire at a school in the capital, Niamey, sparking outrage among parents of the victims. The children were trapped in the flames which consumed 28 of the straw-hut classrooms and 30 permanent classrooms...
Africa: Economies to Recover in 2021

Africa: Economies to Recover in 2021

WASHINGTON, DC, 5 April 2021 – African economies will rebound in 2021 with Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, and Guinea growing above six percentage points, The World Bank Group has predicted. Cote d’Ivoire is projected to grow 6.2 percent; a tiny bit slower than Guinea at 6.5...
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