“Unprecedented violence in West Africa”

Peace and Security The UN envoy for West Africa and the vast Sahel region, told the Security Council on Monday that in recent months, the region has been “shaken by unprecedented violence”. An “horrific attack against the Inates military camp, in Niger, still haunts the region”, he asserted, adding that “relentless attacks on civilian and military targets have shaken public confidence”. International forces in the region have also endured significant losses. While acknowledging the nexus between terrorism, organized crime and intercommunal…

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