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Conflicts displace 3.5 million people in Africa`s Sahel region: UN

The number of people displaced by conflicts in Africa`s Sahel has more than doubled in just over a year to a staggering 3.5 million, the United Nations said Thursday.

France to boost Sahel troops to help fight against Boko Haram

France will boost its military presence in the troubled Sahel region of Africa where jihadist groups operate to support the fight against Boko Haram, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Wednesday.

Mali at UN makes case for Libya intervention

 Mali`s foreign minister told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that an international force could help stabilise Libya and the entire Sahel region and check the threat from Islamist groups.

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.

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

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

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.