Africa Security Brief No. 38 – The Puzzle of JNIM and Militant Islamist Groups in the Sahel

By Daniel Eizenga and Wendy Williams Composed of distinct operational entities, the militant Islamist group coalition Jama’at Nusrat al Islam wal Muslimeen serves the role of obscuring the operations of its component parts in the Sahel, thereby inhibiting a more robust response. HIGHLIGHTS • While frequently seen as a singular operational entity, Jama’at Nusrat al Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) is, in fact, a coalition of distinct militant Islamist groups with different organizational structures, leaders, and objectives. • An estimated 75 percent of violent events attributed to JNIM are likely undertaken…

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West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (25 Nov – 02 December 2020)

REGIONAL LAUNCH OF THE GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN OVERVIEW 2021 The UN and partner organizations aim to help 160 million people most in need across 56 countries next year, which will require $35 billion. The Global Humanitarian Overview for 2021 highlights an increase by 40% of people in need worldwide, with a record 235 million people requiring humanitarian assistance and protection. Violent conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated vulnerabilities globally. In West and central Africa, the number of people in need has increased by 35%, with over 60 million…

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Africa-Europe Partnership Can Transform Pandemic Crisis into Long-Term Recovery, Says Deputy Secretary-General, Urging More Financial Support for Continent

DSG/SM/1511 Deputy Secretary-General Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as delivered, at the fifth meeting of the High-Level Group of Personalities on Africa-Europe Relations, today: I am honoured to join this eminent Group of Personalities from Africa and Europe — this platform is a powerful tool to pool together leadership, expertise and solutions to help the continent make the most out of the EU-Africa (European Union-Africa) partnership. I would like to thank the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Friends of Europe and the One Campaign for its initiative and…

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UN Appeals for Record $35 Billion as COVID-19 Wreaks Havoc

GENEVA – The United Nations is appealing for a record $35 billion to provide a humanitarian lifeline to 165 million of the world’s most vulnerable, needy people in 56 countries. U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock calls the crisis gripping the world one of the bleakest and darkest ever experienced by a huge slice of humanity. “That is a reflection of the fact that the COVID pandemic has wreaked havoc across the whole of the most fragile and vulnerable countries on the planet,” he said. ” Those where humanitarian organizations are…

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UN, Ethiopia Agree on Humanitarian Aid for Tigray Region

The United Nations said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with Ethiopia to provide humanitarian aid in the country’s northern Tigray region, where a month of conflict has worsened an existing humanitarian crisis. The U.N. said the deal will give aid workers access to federal government-controlled areas of Tigray, where federal troops have been fighting the Tigray regional government. The pact will allow food, medicine and other types of aid to be transported into the area, home to an estimated 6 million people, for the first time since the fighting…

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UN, Nigerian Authorities: More Bodies Recovered After Boko Haram Massacre

ABUJA, NIGERIA – Nigerian authorities say they are trying to rescue at least 10 women who were abducted by Boko Haram militants in an attack over the weekend that left at least 43 people dead. Boko Haram on Tuesday said its fighters killed 78 farmers in the attack, which was condemned by the United Nations and rights groups who are calling for the women to be released. Nigerian security forces and local militia groups in Borno state are searching for people still missing from the attack, which happened Saturday in…

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شركة لوسيد موتورز تُكمل أعمال البناء في أول مصنع جديد للسيارات الكهربائية في أمريكا الشمالية؛ تجري عملية التشغيل التجريبي لبدء إنتاج لوسيد آير خلال ربيع 2021

 مصنع لوسيد إيه إم بي-2 (Lucid AMP-1) المتطور في كازا غراندي، أريزونا، ستبلغ طاقته الأولية 30,000 وحدة، بالإضافة إلى توسع مرحلي جاهز للمستقبل تزيد من ذلك لتبلغ 400,000 وحدة  نيوآرك، كاليفورنيا، 1 ديسمبر/ كانون الأول 2020 /PRNewswire/ — أعلنت شركة لوسيد موتورز (Lucid Motors)التي تضع معايير جديدة للتنقل المستدام من خلال سياراتها الكهربائية الفاخرة المتطورة، […]

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