West should intervene in Libya: African leaders

African leaders are calling on Western countries to intervene in Libya to stem a flow of arms to militant groups in the Sahel region.

France ends Mali offensive, redeploys troops to restive Sahel

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

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

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.

UN chief warns of crisis across Africa`s Sahel

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

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

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

Sahel no longer safe after al Qaeda attack: France

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