France deploys armed drones in Sahel anti-jihadi fight

World Dec 20, 2019

France deploys armed drones in Sahel anti-jihadi fight

France has officially deployed its first armed drones, three American-built Reapers fitted with laser-guided missiles, in its fight against a jihadi insurrection in Africa's Sahel region, Defense Minister Florence Parly announced Thursday. The drones, which have already since 2014 provided surveillance support to the French ...

G5 Sahel leaders pay tribute to 71 soldiers slain in Niger

World Dec 16, 2019

G5 Sahel leaders pay tribute to 71 soldiers slain in Niger

Leaders of the G5 Sahel nations held summit talks in Niamey Sunday, after the death last week of 71 Niger soldiers in a jihadi attack, calling for closer cooperation and international support in the battle against the Islamist threat. Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian ...

Burkina Faso accuses Mali of unauthorized military incursion

World Nov 20, 2019

Burkina Faso accuses Mali of unauthorized military incursion

Burkina Faso's government said the Malian army had no authorization to cross into its territory to kill three people during a spate of ethnic violence last week. Malian officials were not available to comment, but the Malian army said on Saturday that its forces had ...