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16 Aug 2017 description

The United Nations Organisation against Drugs and Crime (UNODC) plays an important role in the fight against terrorism, illicit trafficking, organised crime and corruption. It is also mandated to contribute to strengthening the Security Sector Reform (SSR) through an integrated approach. In this interview, Pierre Lapaque, UNODC Regional Representative for West Africa, talks about the importance of SSR and provides an overview of the various SSR processes involved in the sub-region which continue to face new challenges that threaten peace and security.

16 Aug 2017 description

BURKINA FASO

UNE ATTAQUE TERRORISTE TUE AU MOINS 18 PERSONNES

Le 13 août, des hommes armés ont pris d'assaut un restaurant dans la capitale Ouagadougou et ont tué 18 personnes et blessé 22 autres, selon le gouvernement. Deux attaquants ont été tués. Une attaque similaire dans un café voisin en janvier 2016 avait fait 30 morts.

TCHAD

ENVIRON 200 NOUVEAUX RÉFUGIÉS DE LA RCA DANS LE SUD

16 Aug 2017 description

Burkina Faso

Terror attack kills at least 18 people
On 13 August, gunmen stormed a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou and killed 18 people, and wounding 22 others, according to the government. Two attackers were killed. A similar attack on a nearby cafe in January 2016 killed 30 people.

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16 Aug 2017 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationBy Earl Conteh-Morgan, Professor of International Studies, University of South Florida

16 Aug 2017 description

Dakar, 13 Aout 2017 - Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général (RSSG) et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, condamne avec la plus grande fermeté l'attaque terroriste qui a eu lieu le 13 août 2017 à Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, et qui a fait au moins 18 morts et plusieurs blessés.

Le RSSG Ibn Chambas exprime sa plus grande sympathie aux personnes endeuillées et aux familles des victimes, ainsi qu’au peuple et au Gouvernement du Burkina Faso, et souhaite un prompt rétablissement aux blessés.

15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12956

Security Council
8024th Meeting (AM)

‘In No Way’ Would Group of Five Impinge on National Efforts, Partnerships, Mali’s Permanent Representative Pledges

The Group of Five Sahel States (G5 Sahel) Joint Force to combat trans-border terrorism and organized crime could make a significant contribution to stabilizing the region by working in tandem with other ongoing initiatives, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council today.

15 Aug 2017 description

Dakar, 14 August 2017 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack, which took place on 13 August 2017 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and resulted in at least 18 deaths, with several other people wounded.

SRSG Ibn Chambas expresses his deepest sympathy to the bereaved and the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Burkina Faso, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12955

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the barbaric and cowardly terrorist attack which took place in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on the night of 13 August 2017, during which at least 18 people were killed and at least 18 were injured.

15 Aug 2017 description

SG/SM/18641
14 AOÛT 2017

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole adjoint de M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

Le Secrétaire général condamne l’attentat terroriste perpétré le 13 août à Ouagadougou, au Burkina Faso.

Le Secrétaire général présente ses plus sincères condoléances au Gouvernement et au peuple du Burkina Faso et souhaite un prompt rétablissement aux blessés.

14 Aug 2017 description

SG/SM/18641

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack perpetrated on 13 August in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Burkina Faso and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.

14 Aug 2017 description
report African Union

Addis Abéba, le 14 août 2017: Le Président de la Commission de l'Union africaine (UA), Moussa Faki Mahamat, a appris, avec une très profonde consternation, l’attaque terroriste perpétrée, dans la soirée du 13 août 2017, contre un restaurant de la capitale burkinabé, qui a entrainé de nombreuses pertes en vies humaines et des blessés.

14 Aug 2017 description

LUNDI 14 AOÛT 2017

Le dimanche 13 août 2017 aux environs de 21 heures, une attaque terroriste a touché le restaurant Istanbul sur l’Avenue Kwamé N’KRUMAH à Ouagadougou.

Les Forces de Défense et de Sécurité se sont immédiatement mobilisées pour lancer un assaut qui a pris fin aux environs de 05 heures du matin de ce lundi 14 août 2017.

Le bilan provisoire fait état de dix-huit (18) morts non encore identifiés et une dizaine de blessés pris en charge par les services d’urgences des hôpitaux à Ouagadougou. Deux (02) assaillants ont également été abattus.

14 Aug 2017 description

Burkina Faso sporadically targeted by jihadists

By Thiam Ndiaga

OUAGADOUGOU, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Suspected jihadists killed at least 17 people and wounded eight during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, the communications minister said, as security forces sought to free people still trapped inside on Monday.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

11 Aug 2017 description

Seasonal forecast of the agro-hydro-climatic characteristics of the 2017 rainy season for the Sahelo-Soudanian countries of CILSS/ECOWAS region

11 Aug 2017 description
report Terre des hommes

1. At a Glance

“We are the first generation to be able to end poverty, and the last generation that can take steps to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.” Ban Ki-moon Former Secretary-General of the United Nations

10 Aug 2017 description

Despite heavy rains in other parts of East Africa, dryness remains in northern Ethiopia and Eritrea

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Several weeks of above-normal rainfall has led to saturated ground conditions and increased the risk of flooding in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. Heavy rainfall is forecast over the region during early August.

09 Aug 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

09 Aug 2017 description
  • 89.6 M required for 2017
  • 21.8 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements
  • 67.8 M funding gap for the Mali Situation

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