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Beyond West Africa

Algeria arrests jihadist released in Mali

A jihadist, part of the group of 200 prisoners released in October by the Malian authorities, was arrested Monday in southern Algeria.  The Algerian Ministry of Defense in a statement said the specialized services of the Ministry have apprehended the…

Ethiopia claims victory in west Tigray

Ethiopia’s military has defeated local forces in the west of Tigray state, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday, accusing his foes of atrocities during a week of fighting that threatens to destabilise the Horn of Africa. Airstrikes and ground…

AU convenes forum on women

The African Union (AU) is convening the Africa Forum on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). The AU said in a statement Tuesday that the forum aims to push for accountability, bridge the gap between the array of policies and the…