G5 Sahel Joint Force

Serious concerns over Sahel, require ‘urgent action’: Senior UN Africa official

The situation in Africa’s Sahel region continues to be “of serious concern and urgent action is needed”, a high-level United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday, attributing a rising number of attacks to terrorist armed groups.

News in Brief 15 November 2018

  • Strong, coordinated measures needed to stem terrorism in Sahel
  • Yemen: The worst humanitarian crisis on earth
  • Plunging temperatures in Ukraine underscore need for humanitarian support
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UN condemns deadly attack against G5 Sahel force headquarters in Mali

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the attack against the G5 Sahel joint force Headquarters in Mali’s restive Mopti region.

Peace and security challenges in Africa’s Sahel region require ‘holistic approach’, says UN official

A “holistic approach” is needed to the address peace and security challenges in Africa’s vast Sahel region, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Wednesday, calling for more investment in better government, social services and youth opportunities.