Le spectre de la fragmentation de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et de la recolonisation du Sahel
Le Monde, 21 Jul 2017
<i>L’économiste Gilles Olakounlé Yabi analyse et s’inquiète de l’ampleur de la présence militaire et sécuritaire franco-européenne dans l’espace sahélien.</i>
De nombreuses voix africaines ont réagi aux propos du président français Emmanuel Macron tenus au terme du sommet du G20 en Allemagne. Sel...
Children tune in for radio lessons in Boko Haram-hit Lake Chad region
Reuters, 18 Jul 2017
By Kieran Guilbert
DAKAR, July 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Denied an education by the Islamist insurgency of militant group Boko Haram, tens of thousands of children across the Lake Chad region are instead tuning into lessons broadcast over the radio, the United Nations children's agency (U...
The forgotten crisis: Supporting families in the Lake Chad Basin
ShelterBox, 14 Jul 2017
LAKE CHAD BASIN
Violent conflict, caused by the militant extremist group Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria, has been raging since 2009. The violence has since spread to the neighbouring border regions of Cameroon, Niger and Chad, directly affecting around 17 million people.
In addition, this area...
Shining a light on the ‘neglected’ humanitarian crisis in Lake Chad
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), 14 Jul 2017
ICRC joins UK MPs in call for urgent action
With over 11 million people now affected by the ongoing crisis in four countries of the Lake Chad basin (Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon), the ICRC addressed the All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG) in the Houses of Parliament this week.
UN envoy calls on Security Council to further support fight against terrorism in West Africa, Sahel
UN News Centre, 13 Jul 2017
13 July 2017 – Amid rising terrorism and violent extremism in West Africa and the United Nations envoy for the region called on the Security Council to further support national and Regional efforts to combat this "serious threat", including strengthening the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel.