Beninese soldiers during a joint combined exercise training in Ouassa, Benin.

Prioritizing the Protection of Civilians in EU and US Security Cooperation with Benin and Côte d’Ivoire (EN / FR)

  The European Union (EU) and the United States (US) have recently announced funding for the provision of equipment and the reinforcement of existing security partnerships with Benin and Côte d’Ivoire to support them to “defend against violent extremism” and “the fight against terrorism.” The desired outcomes of these partnerships cannot be realized without including…

Protection des Civils au Niger: Enjeu de Taille des Réponses Sécuritaires

Auteur: West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) Les conséquences de l’insécurité au Sahel, plus particulièrement au Niger, affectent de façon dramatique la vie des populations civiles, y compris leur moyens de subsistance et leur accès aux services sociaux de base. La cohésion sociale du pays est mise en péril tandis que les besoins humanitaires et…

Official Launch of the Civilian Casualties Identification, Tracking and Analysis Cell for G5 Sahel Joint Force Operations

On June 27, 2020, General Oumarou Namata, commander of the G5 Sahel Joint Force, approved the establishment of the Civilian Casualties Identification, Tracking and Analysis Cell (CITAC or MISAD in French) within the force. The Joint Force launched the MISAD as part of its implementation of the Human Rights Compliance Framework (HRCF), which is being…