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France Agrees to Small Troop Increase, but Little Else, at Sahel Summit
President Emmanuel Macron and five African leaders agreed that French troops would remain in the fight against Islamist militants.
Pentagon Eyes Africa Drawdown as First Step in Global Troop Shift
The deliberations stem from a push to reduce missions battling distant terrorist groups, and to instead refocus on confronting so-called Great Powers like Russia and China.
Mining Company Blamed â€˜Bandits or Terroristsâ€™ for Prior Attacks
Employees of the mining company, Semafo, have suffered three attacks in Burkina Faso in 15 months, including one on Wednesday that left at least 37 dead.
Gunmen in Burkina Faso Attack Canadian Mining Company Convoy, Killing 37
The ambush, which also wounded 60 people, was the third deadly attack on the Semafo mining company in 15 months.
â€˜We Looked to Escape Deathâ€™: Violence Uproots Nearly 500,000 in Burkina Faso
Aid groups and the government of the West African nation have been at a loss to respond to a fast-moving emergency, set off by lawlessness and suspected terrorist attacks in a once-tranquil country.
Benin Awakens to the Threat of Terrorism After Safari Ends in a Nightmare
A safari guide knew every watering hole in Pendjari National Park in Benin. He did not know that terrorists across the border could reach him in his country.
Unesco Recognizes Heritage Sites, Ancient to Modern, Around the World
Twenty-nine new entries have been added to the World Heritage List, acknowledging historic and cultural landmarks, and natural wonders.
Burkina Faso Racked by Escalating Violence
A once-stable country is plagued by extremists pouring over its northern border, restive farmers and herdsmen battling for land, and militias bent on tit-for-tat vengeance.
Two French Soldiers Are Killed in Raid That Frees Four Hostages in Burkina Faso
Two French citizens, an American and a South Korean were freed, in a region wracked by armed conflict and terrorism.
Its Territory May Be Gone, but the U.S. Fight Against ISIS Is Far From Over
Thousands of Islamic State fighters are still at large in Iraq and Syria, rearming and regrouping. And the group pose threats elsewhere, in Afghanistan, West Africa and the Philippines.
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