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France ends Mali offensive, redeploys troops to restive Sahel

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:16

France said on Sunday its military offensive that freed northern Mali from the grip of Islamists would be replaced by an operation spanning the wider, largely lawless Sahel region to combat extremist violence.

France to deploy 3,000 soldiers in Sahel

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 19:16

France said Thursday it will deploy 3,000 soldiers to combat Islamist violence in the vast and largely lawless Sahel region of Africa.

Five million children in Africa`s Sahel face acute malnutrition: UN

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 14:13

Aid operations need urgent funding in north Africa`s Sahel region where five million children face the prospect of acute malnutrition, UN humanitarian agency OCHA has said.

Wanted jihadist hiding in Libya: Malian security sources

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 01:46

Fugitive jihadist commander Mokhtar Belmokhtar is hiding in Libya, from where he plans to mastermind terrorist attacks across Africa`s Sahel region, security sources said Sunday.

France to up Africa military presence

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 00:44

France will broaden its military presence in Africa`s turbulent Sahel region with specialised new outposts.

EU, World Bank pledge over $8 bn in aid for Sahel

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 22:48

The European Union and the World Bank on Monday pledged more than USD 8 billion in fresh aid for Sahel region countries, torn by conflict and among the poorest in all Africa.

UN chief warns of crisis across Africa`s Sahel

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 13:49

The UN chief told the Security Council yesterday that the crisis in Mali, where Islamist groups allied with al Qaeda now control the north, is part of "a sustained, systemic crisis across the entire Sahel region."

Tackling al Qaeda in Sahel must be priority: India

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 13:44

India has stressed that dealing with al Qaeda linked terrorist groups in Africa`s Sahel region should be a key priority.

Tackling al Qaeda in Sahel should be priority: India

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 13:38

India stressed that dealing with al Qaeda linked terrorist groups in Africa`s Sahel region should be a key priority for the international community.

CAF match interrupted after fans invade pitch

Last Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012, 17:23

An African Champions League (CAF) football match between two Tunisian teams, Esperance Sportive de Tunis and Etoile du Sahel, was interrupted Sunday after supporters invaded the pitch in Sousse.

Sahel no longer safe after al Qaeda attack: France

Last Updated: Monday, January 10, 2011, 12:13

Suspected al Qaeda militants killed two Frenchmen in Niger on Saturday.