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Six people were killed and 14 others injured when a Senegalese military helicopter crashed late Wednesday, according to a government statement giving an updated toll from the incident in the south of the country.Read More
At least two soldiers were killed Wednesday in renewed violence between herders and farmers in central Nigeria's Plateau state days after similar violence killed 25 in unrest linked to land, water and grazing rights.Read More
Bamako (AFP) Two Malian militia groups say they have recovered a US military vehicle and weapons that jihadist fighters seized after a deadly ambush of American special forces in neighbouring Niger in October. The attack, which left four US troops dead, shed light on the scale of the US military presence in the Sahel and became a political issue in Washington. The claim was made in a statement released on Wednesday by two armed groups, one of which in 2015 signed up to a peace deal with the Malian governmentRead More
More than a dozen people were missing after a Senegalese military helicopter crashed late Wednesday in the south of the country, an army spokesman said.Read More
Four Mali soldiers were killed on Friday when their vehicle ran over a road mine in the central town of Dialloube as they returned from an operation against jihadists, military sources told AFP.Read More
A Senegalese soldier was killed Sunday and another wounded in a military operation targeting "criminal activities" by rebels in the country's southern Casamance region, the army said.Read More
At least 28 people were killed Friday in an attack on the military headquarters in Burkina Faso, three security sources, two in France and one in West Africa, told AFP.Read More
Bamako (AFP) Four UN peacekeepers were killed on Wednesday when a mine exploded under their vehicle in central Mali in a deliberate attack, capping a bloody week for civilians and security forces in the West African nation. Jihadists have ramped up their activities in central Mali in recent months, targeting domestic and foreign forces in violence once confined to the restive north. The UN said in a statement that the “explosion of a mine or IED against a MINUSMA vehicle on the Boni-Douentza road” in the Mopti region killed theRead More

Posted On February 27, 2018By In None

Sudan’s Bashir sacks army chief of staff

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday fired his military chief of staff as part of a "major" shake-up, the official SUNA news agency reported.Read More
Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and four injured in an ambush by Boko Haram militants in the country's northeastern state of Borno, the army said Tuesday.Read More