West Africa: progress in the Sahel toppled by insecurity

  • 11/01/2019 - (Copyright: BA)


    The United Nations envoy to West Africa and the Sahel says a rising number of attacks by extremist groups, using more sophisticated tactics, risk undermining progress in the region.

    Addressing the UN Security Council on Thursday in New York, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas said that military solutions, while necessary, are not sufficient.

    The UN envoy is pushing for holistic responses, "grounded in the respect of human rights, and the socio-economic needs of the population in the affected areas".

    Mots clés :west africa, unsecurity, sahel region, united nations, ibn chambas