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News Burkina Faso » Sahel: Anti-jihadist Sahel force to push for more funding

News channel or source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-5411181/Anti-jihadist-Sahel-force-push-funding.html
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

So far more than $350 million has already been pledged for the G5 Sahel force, gathering Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger -- countries in the frontline of a war against Islamist militants yet which rank among the poorest in the world.

News Burkina Faso » Sahel: Thousands flee homes as West Africa’s extremism spreads, rocks Burkina Faso

News channel or source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/02/19/world/thousands-flee-homes-west-africas-extremism-spreads-rocks-burkina-faso/
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

OUAGADOUGOU – West Africa’s extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee over the past year. Last week a ...

News Burkina Faso » Sahel: The European Union's partnership with the G5 Sahel countries

News channel or source: https://reliefweb.int/report/world/european-unions-partnership-g5-sahel-countries
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Why is the EU working with Africa's "G5 Sahel countries"? In 2014, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger set up the "G5 Sahel" group of countries to foster close cooperation in the region and tackle the major challenges that these countries face.

News Burkina Faso » Sahel: John Paul II Foundation for the Sahel Meeting in Dakar, Senegal

News channel or source: https://zenit.org/articles/john-paul-ii-foundation-for-the-sahel-meeting-in-dakar-senegal/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Lucas Kalfa Sanou, bishop of Banfora, Burkina Faso, president; H.E. Msgr ... of these, 7 are located in the Sahel area. The situation is aggravated by food crises, the depletion of natural resources, especially water, and the violence perpetrated on ...

News Burkina Faso » Sahel: Burkina filmmaker Ouedraogo dead at 64

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/burkina-filmmaker-ouedraogo-dead-64-163138422.html
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

"Burkina Faso has lost a filmmaker of immense talent," President Roch ... about poverty-stricken villagers in the Sahel who must choose to stay and await international aid or leave for a more fertile region. As well as winning at Cannes, "Tilai" went ...

News Burkina Faso » Sahel: Surge in rebel attacks forces G5 Sahel force to push for more funding

News channel or source: https://www.thenational.ae/world/africa/surge-in-rebel-attacks-forces-g5-sahel-force-to-push-for-more-funding-1.706306
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

So far more than $350 million (Dhs1.3 billion) has been pledged for the G5 Sahel force, tasked with combating terrorism in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger - countries which not only rank among the poorest in the world, but are also on the ...

News Burkina Faso » Sahel: Sahel leaders appeal for funds for anti-extremist force

News channel or source: http://www.worldbulletin.net/africa/198790/sahel-leaders-appeal-for-funds-for-anti-extremist-force
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

The presidents of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger made the appeal after a summit in the Niger capital of Niamey, ahead of a fund-raising meeting in Europe later this month. Five countries in the Sahel have made a pitch for further funds for ...

News Burkina Faso » Sahel: Burkina Faso: A History of Power, Protest, and Revolution

News channel or source: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/capsule-review/2018-02-13/burkina-faso-history-power-protest-and-revolution
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

Harsch’s is the first English-language political history of Burkina Faso to appear in many years. It is a superb introduction to this small, landlocked country in the Sahel region, covering the precolonial era, the era of French colonization, and the ...

News Burkina Faso » Sahel: Shifting relationships, growing threats: A who’s who of insurgent groups in the Sahel

News channel or source: http://www.irinnews.org/analysis/2018/02/15/Sahel-militant-groups-Mali-Niger-threat
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

To read IRIN’s extensive coverage of Boko Haram see Countering militancy in the Sahel and our Boko Haram in-depth Ansarul Islam (Defenders of Islam) This Burkina Faso-based umbrella group of jihadist fighters came to prominence in December 2016 ...

News Burkina Faso » Sahel: Foreign Minister Kono Pays a Courtesy Call on the President of Burkina Faso

News channel or source: http://menafn.com/1096483479/Foreign-Minister-Kono-Pays-a-Courtesy-Call-on-the-President-of-Burkina-Faso
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

He also stated that Japan has decided to provide humanitarian and development assistance of 2 million dollars via international organizations to support Burkina Faso's efforts to achieve stability in the Sahel region. In response, President Kaboré thanked ...