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24 Oct
German police officer Antje Pittelkau took up the post of head of the EUCAP Sahel Niger mission in January. She and her colleagues are there to support Niger in the fight against terrorism and organized crime.
13 Jul 2021
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the withdrawal of more than 2,000 troops and the closure of military bases in Mali.
24 Apr 2021
Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno was a major figure in the battle against Islamist extremists in North Africa. His death this week, officially from wounds on the battlefront, leaves the fight without a key ally.
25 Feb 2021
International donors on Tuesday pledged to assist countries in Africa's Sahel region. The UN sounded the alarm over the millions in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger who are facing acute hunger during a militant insurgency.
21 Feb 2021
Islamist jihadis in the unstable region have killed thousands of soldiers. French President Emmanuel Macron is thought to want support for a troop drawdown amid rising numbers of French combat deaths.
17 Dec 2020
US-based record label "Sahel Sounds", which specialises in music from Africa's semi-arid Sahel, releases monthly EPs online which local artists record on mobile phones and send to Portland, Oregon over WhatsApp.

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