Sahel

By IndepthAfrica
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May 13th, 2014
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by Ogbuefi Blogs Islamist militants Boko Haram have released a video apparently showing about 130 girls kidnapped from a school in northern Nigeria on 14 April. Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said the children would be held until all imprisoned militants had been freed. Interior Minister Abba Moro...
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Apr 4th, 2014
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Zekre Lebona Eritrean nationalists and particularly the political writers often point out to the legacy of the industrial base left first by Italy and then by the British who later resuscitated the Eritrean economy in 1943, though all were intended for the purpose of waging war. They point out to the...
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In Mali
Apr 12th, 2013
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By Karafillis Giannoulis Diango Sissoko, the Malian interim Prime Minister has promised that elections in Mali will take place in July. Sissoko visited Gao in Northern Mali. This was the first visit by a senior government in the region since the French forces freed Gao from all the al Qaeda linked re...
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In Cote d'Ivoire
Mar 20th, 2013
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The group claims the brutal murder of Philippe Verdon, who was kidnapped from his hotel room in northern Mali in November 2011. Al Qaeda says it has beheaded a French hostage in reprisal for France’s military intervention in Mali, according to reports. Its North African arm claimed responsibili...
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In Nigeria
Mar 14th, 2013
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LAGOS, Nigeria — Islamic extremists continue to move freely between Nigeria and northern Mali, despite the ongoing French military operation there against them, the United States ambassador to Nigeria said Thursday. As extremist shootings, bombings and kidnappings of foreigners continue unstopped acr...
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Feb 18th, 2013
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Temsamani said The 13th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States will take place in Morocco. This decision was taken at the extraordinary session of the Conference of Heads of States and Governments, held Saturday in N’Djamena,...
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Feb 12th, 2013
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By Keith Somerville Africa inherited its borders – they were not created by those who live within them, are divided by them or who cannot easily trade across them.  The many straight lines on the map (or even the wiggly ones that follow rivers or other features) are one of the banes of the continent....
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Feb 5th, 2013
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By Anne Bartlett If the last year has taught us anything about Sudan, it is that there is already so much hot air in Khartoum that the Sudanese government does not feel in the slightest bit concerned about some more from the international community. Endless discussions about Abyei, the 14 mile area, ...
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In Algeria
Feb 3rd, 2013
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Mali, Morocco and France are working hand in hand to defend the integrity and sovereignty of Mali, said the French and Malian ambassadors in Rabat. “Mali, France and Morocco have continued to work together in international fora to defend the integrity and sovereignty of Mali,” noted both ...
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Feb 3rd, 2013
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In Mali, the French have been the margin between civilization and barbarism. Reading accounts of France’s struggles to deploy a few thousand troops to its former colony of Mali, we found ourselves wondering: Whatever happened to the French Foreign Legion? Next thing we know, the city of Timbukt...