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  • Violence, refugees pile pressure on Cameroonian communities - U.N.

    news Reuters, 26 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR, Oct 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Escalating violence in northern Cameroon combined with an influx of refugees from Nigeria and Central African Republic is placing immense strain on local communities already struggling to survive, the United Nations' aid chief said o...
  • Mali: vers la mise en place de patrouilles mixtes dans le Nord

    news RFI, 28 Oct 2015 (5 years ago )
    REUTERS/Adama Diarra Au Mali, la cinquième session du Comité de suivi de l'accord de paix s'est ouverte mercredi 28 octobre à Bamako. Le comité rassemble toutes les parties signataires, gouvernement malien et groupes armés du Nord, ainsi que la médiation internationale. Plusieurs sujets à l'ordre d...
  • G5 Sahel: les chefs d'état-major signent une charte de coopération

    news RFI, 05 Nov 2015 (5 years ago )
    Les cinq chefs d'état-major généraux des armées du Burkina Faso, du Niger, du Tchad, du Mali et de la Mauritanie (G5 Sahel) étaient réunis à Ouagadougou mercredi 4 novembre, pour réfléchir à la situation sécuritaire dans leur zone. Les travaux de cette quatrième rencontre ont porté sur la coopératio...
  • Meet the Nigerian woman taking on Boko Haram

    news Al Jazeera, 04 Nov 2015 (5 years ago )
    Hafsat Mohammed uses hope to counter hate, but the activist knows the threats she faces are all too real. On a long, barren road in northeastern Nigeria, Hafsat Mohammed, squeezed into a public minibus, saw the gunmen materialise from the bush like a mirage. The 33-year-old was on her way to ...
  • NRC starting relief operations in Nigeria

    news NRC, 05 Nov 2015 (5 years ago )
    NRC has started relief operations to help internally displaced people in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, where more than 1.6 million people are displaced. The crisis in north-eastern Nigeria precipitated by the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009 has affected 24.5 million people. Around 2.2 mill...
  • Number of Malian refugees in Niger reaches new high despite war’s end

    news UNHCR, 10 Nov 2015 (5 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. 1. Number of M...
  • Boko Haram violence in Lake Chad could fuel Europe migrant crisis - U.N.

    news Thomson Reuters Foundation, 10 Nov 2015 (5 years ago )
    By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR, Nov 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Boko Haram violence in the drought and flood-stricken swamplands of Lake Chad, which has destroyed livelihoods, torn communities apart and forced millions to flee their homes, could worsen Europe's migration crisis, a United Nations ...
  • Tchad – Moussa Faki Mahamat : « Nous savons que Boko Haram a été amoindri »

    news Jeune Afrique, 10 Nov 2015 (5 years ago )
    A Dakar, où il a participé les 9 et 10 novembre au Forum sur la paix et la sécurité en Afrique, le ministre tchadien des Affaires étrangères, Moussa Faki Mahamat, a mis l’accent, lors d’une session publique, sur le coût que représente pour son pays la lutte contre les forces jihadistes dans le Sahel...
  • Analysis: 'Nigeria’s new cabinet a blend of experience'

    news DW, 11 Nov 2015 (5 years ago )
    After more than five months, Nigeria finally got a new government. A total of 36 ministers and junior ministers swore the oath of allegiance and were assigned formal roles. DW spoke to Garba Kare, a lecturer of political science at the University of Abuja, to hear what he makes of the new cabi...
  • Nigeria troops rescue over 60 people, kill four Islamists: army

    news AFP, 12 Nov 2015 (5 years ago )
    Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Thursday 11/12/2015 - 21:50 GMT Nigerian troops killed four suspected Boko Haram suspects and set free 61 people, mainly women and children, held by the jihadist group in the flashpoint northeastern Borno state, the army said Thursday. In an operation, troops under air c...