Mali: Inter-ethnic clashes leave dozen dead in Tenenkou, Mopti

Mali, Mopti. May the 6th, 2016. Bloody armed clashes broke out on May 3 between the Fulani and Bambaras tribes in Tenenkou, city of Mopti (central Mali). The Fulani tribe indicated that the Barambas provoked the skirmishes by arresting a number of tribesmen over their...

Mali: Ansar Dine claims kidnapping of Red Cross staffers

MEA Risk, Kidal, Mali. April 21, 2016. The pro-Al Qaeda group Ansar Dine, led by the Malian Jihadist Iyad Ag Ghali, has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of three Malian collaborators of the International Red Cross in the region of Kidal. Nouredine Ag Mohamed,...

Sahel’s Growing Drug Trafficking Problem

In addition to being a hotbed for terrorism, the Sahel is very propitious for drugs, weapons and tobacco trafficking. The United Nations suggest that in 2013 and 2014, revenue from such criminal activities reached $3.5 billion. In a region where insecurity has...

Mali: Armed group attacks EU military training facility in Bamako

A group of 4 gunmen have tried to attack the European Union military training facility located in Bamako’s ACI 2000 neighborhood. One of them was killed after an exchange of fire with the security forces, but three others suspected of wearing explosive belts...

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