[ICG] Addis Ababa/Nairobi/Brussels -What’s new? African leaders meet in Addis Ababa this week for the annual African Union (AU) summit.
[VOA] Last year was the deadliest in recent history for extremist violence in the Sahel region of Africa. The trend appears to be continuing in 2020 and experts warn more must be done to avoid a crisis in the region.
[The New Humanitarian] Militant violence caused soaring humanitarian needs in Africa this year — particularly in the Sahel, where jihadist groups extended their grip, turning communities against each other and sparking a violent backlash from beleaguered security forces.
[VOA] Pentagon -The U.S. military says there are fewer than 150 Islamic State fighters left in Libya.
NIGERIAN TROOPS huddle around their captain for a briefing. Several rest their rifle muzzles in the sandy ground, which could block and damage them. During the assault on a terrorist training camp, many forget their training, firing wildly and running off their line of advance.
[Vanguard] The International Monetary Fund, (IMF) says it is concerned over escalating conflicts which have adversely affected the African region’s economy in the last two decades.
[IRIN] When nine-year-old twins Jan and Jannick started their new school term at the beginning of October, they admitted that for the first time in years they weren’t scared to attend class.
TAKING OFF her veil, Fatou (not her real name) begins to wrap her dead child in cloth.
BY ANY standards, the international airport of Niger’s capital is a dozy spot— unless you are a French military air-traffic controller. On the civilian side of the ramshackle airport a few planes come and go
[Vanguard] The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is set to enhance sustainable electricity access through solar in 19 West African countries and the Sahel region to promote development in the region.