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‘Unprecedented terrorist violence’ in West Africa, Sahel region (08.01.2020)

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. “The region has experienced a devastating surge in terrorist attacks against civilian and military targets,” Mohamed Ibn Chambas,...

West Africa ‘shaken by unprecedented violence’, UN envoy tells Security Council (16.12.2019)

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”. … While acknowledging the nexus between terrorism, organized crime and intercommunal violence, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Special...

Security Council presidential statement stresses UNOWAS needs more support, resources (07.08.2019)

The Security Council underlined the need for more support and adequate resources for the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) today amid increased demands from Guinea-Bissau and post-transition countries in the region.

More attacks, ‘persisting security challenges’ threaten progress in West Africa, Sahel (10.01.2019)

A rising number of attacks by extremist groups, using more sophisticated tactics, risk undermining progress in West Africa and the Sahel, the region’s UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday. “Military solutions, while necessary, are not sufficient,” Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Special...