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UN: In West Africa and the Sahel, signs of democratic progress amid continued ‘devastating’ violence

The UN has announced progress in building democratic institutions in Western Africa, although these gains remain in competition with the ongoing threat of terrorism and terrorist groups. Increasingly, violence pitting farmers against herders has become a leading threat in many areas, in addition to the well-known conflicts driven by groups like Boko Haram and al-Qaeda in West Africa. 

Source: UN: In West Africa and the Sahel, signs of democratic progress amid continued ‘devastating’ violence

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