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‘Unprecedented terrorist violence’ in West Africa, Sahel region

The top UN official in West Africa and the Sahel updated the Security Council on Wednesday, describing an “unprecedented" rise in terrorist violence across the region.

UN envoy commends successful conclusion of Guinea-Bissau presidential election

The head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) has underlined the Organization’s support for Guinea-Bissau following the conclusion of its presidential election. 

UN-backed meeting of African States targets terrorism, violent extremism

Regional security topped the agenda of a United Nations-backed joint summit on Central and West Africa searching, among other things, for a practical approach to fighting terrorism.

In West Africa and the Sahel, signs of democratic progress amid continued ‘devastating’ violence: UN

There have been “positive developments” when it comes to democratization across the vast West Africa and Sahel region, but that has been “competing with the volatile security situation” particularly around areas where terrorist groups are active such as the Lake Chad Basin, the head of the UN Office for the region (UNOWAS) told the Security Council on Tuesday.

UN agencies support Sahel in security, governance, development and humanitarian challenges

UN agencies are assisting the Sahel as it faces multiple challenges in security, governance, development and humanitarian needs.

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West African states continue efforts to resolve Gambia electoral crisis

Leaders from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS have returned to the Gambia in efforts to resolve the country’s electoral crisis, the UN Security Council heard on Friday.

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