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Macron to reduce French military troops in Africa's Sahel

Jun. 10, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday announced the future reduction of France’s military presence fighting Islamic extremism in Africa’s Sahel region. In a news conference, Macron spoke about the “profound transformation" of France’s...

Burkina Faso says at least 100 civilians killed in attack

Jun. 05, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Gunmen killed at least 100 people in a northern Burkina Faso village, the government said Saturday, in what was the country’s deadliest attack in years. The attack took place Friday evening in Solhan village, in the Sahel’s Yagha province,...

Burkina Faso government says gunmen have killed at least 100 people in the country's north, deadliest attack in years

Jun. 05, 2021 09:26 AM EDT
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Burkina Faso government says gunmen have killed at least 100 people in the country's north, deadliest attack in years.

16 Niger soldiers killed in attack near the border with Mali

May. 03, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — An ambush on a military patrol near Niger’s border with Mali killed 16 Niger soldiers and left one missing, the government said. The patrol was returning from a security mission near the border with Mali in Tillia in the northern part of...