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Macron pledged to keep French troops in the Sahel region of western Africa, to help to "decapitate" Al-Qaeda-linked insurgent groups.

France and five allies meet next week to discuss the Sahel's jihadist insurgency.

Algeria seizes nearly $100,000 militants' ransom cash

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Algeria seizes nearly $100,000 militants' ransom cash

The defence ministry said the cash was an "instalment of the ransom" paid out in a controversial October agreement.

Facebook takes down network linked to French disinformation campaigns

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Facebook takes down network linked to French disinformation campaigns

Facebook officials described an online battle between rival Russian and France-linked accounts, vying for geopolitical influence in the Central ...

UN says emergency aid needs exploding due to pandemic

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UN says emergency aid needs exploding due to pandemic

A UN report has found that one in 33 people worldwide will be in need of aid in 2021.

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A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

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Al-Qaeda in North Africa appoints leader to replace Droukdel

Algerian Abu Obaida Yusuf al-Annabi was named as the head of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

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2015 Mali attack was 'revenge' for Charlie Hebdo cartoons

A Mauritanian jihadist told a trial that he had attacked a club in the capital Bamako in 2015, killing five people.

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African Union lifts post-coup suspension of Mali

The decision comes three days after ECOWAS announced it was ending its tough post-coup sanctions.

World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

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World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

The UN organisation helped 97 million people last year, distributing 15 billion rations to people in 88 countries.

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Jihadists net $140 million from Burkina gold mine raids

Millions of dollars worth of gold have been mined by jihadists in four years.

UN chief warns of famine risk in Yemen

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UN chief warns of famine risk in Yemen

The United Nations has said four countries are at particular risk of famine: Yemen, South Sudan, Congo and northeast Nigeria.

Preventing a global education disaster

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Preventing a global education disaster

Comment: We must act now to ensure a perfect storm of lost schooling, increased child poverty, and deep budget cuts don't lead to unprecedented ...

Al-Qaeda North Africa confirms chief is dead: watchdog

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Al-Qaeda North Africa confirms chief is dead: watchdog

The death of Droukdel - once regarded as Algeria's enemy number one - could leave AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) in disarray, sources ...

UN agrees to urgent debate on racism, police violence

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UN agrees to urgent debate on racism, police violence

African countries called for the urgent debate after protests broke out across the world following George Floyd's death.

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Two UN peacekeepers killed in attack in northern Mali

A logistical convoy of the UN peacekeeping mission travelling between the towns of Tessalit and Gao was attacked Saturday evening by "unidentified armed individuals".

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Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': HRW

HRW has called for an investigation into video footage that shows Nigerien army tanks running over two unarmed and wounded men.

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Algeria urges cooperation against 'terror' after Al-Qaeda chief killed

Algeria is urging for international cooperation after the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was killed.

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Jihadist violence shutters 2,500 Burkina Faso schools: watchdog

The deadly attacks have had major consequences for youngsters, including trauma, increased child labour and risks of child marriage for girls.

WATCH: Algeria reports sighting of ultra-rare Saharan cheetah

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WATCH: Algeria reports sighting of ultra-rare Saharan cheetah

Algerian conservationists sighted the near-extinct big cat in the Ahaggar National Park following a months-long research and imaging project.

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African migrants struggle to cope under Tunisia's coronavirus lockdown

Isolated and with no access to healthcare, Tunisia's African migrant community has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus lockdown.

Yemen to receive IMF debt relief to stem coronavirus

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Yemen to receive IMF debt relief to stem coronavirus

Twenty-five countries, including Yemen, will receive a total of around $215 million in IMF debt relief to focus efforts on fighting coronavirus.

Mauritania confirms first coronavirus case

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Mauritania confirms first coronavirus case

An expatriate man who had flown into Mauritania from Europe has tested positive for coronavirus.

UAE allocates $2 bn for investment in Mauritania

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UAE allocates $2 bn for investment in Mauritania

Mauritania will receive $2 billion in investments from the United Arab Emirates, state media said on Sunday.

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