Mali quits G5 Sahel anti-jihadist force: France intrigues?

Mali quits G5 Sahel anti-jihadist force: France intrigues? Kanako Mita and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Mali is quitting the G5 Sahel regional group. This regional group consisted of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger before Mali announced that it would withdraw from this anti-jihadist alliance.  Mali is citing political…

Burkina Faso new military leader calls for international support: ECOWAS

Burkina Faso new military leader calls for international support: ECOWAS Kanako Mita, Sawako Utsumi, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The military of Burkina Faso under Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba ousted the leader after a mutiny occurred. President Roch Marc Kabore was overthrown after being blamed for endangering the territorial integrity of Burkina Faso. This…

Tensions in Burkina Faso over soldiers seeking more funds to fight terrorists 

Tensions in Burkina Faso over soldiers seeking more funds to fight terrorists Sawako Utsumi and Noriko Watanabe  Modern Tokyo Times  Burkina Faso is blighted by Sunni Islamic terrorism, similar to many regional nations throughout this part of Africa. Soldiers, unhappy about the growing menace of terrorism and having limited resources to counter the threat, seek adequate…

Cameroon, Chad, and Nigeria to alter fight against Islamist terrorists: Instability in Africa

Cameroon, Chad, and Nigeria to alter fight against Islamist terrorists: Instability in Africa Murad Makhmudov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times After the reported death of Aboubakar Shekau, the former leader of Boko Haram, the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) is altering the terrorist tactics on the ground. Boko Haram is a regional…

UN pained by the growth of Islamist terrorism in Africa: Obama and Libya debacle

UN pained by the growth of Islamist terrorism in Africa: Obama and Libya debacle Murad Makhmudov and Lee jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times A panel of experts concerning terrorism and geopolitical issues notified the United Nations (UN) about their concerns for Africa. In the first six months of this year, al-Qaida, ISIS (Islamic State), and other…

Sunni Islamists massacre over 130 in Burkina Faso

Sunni Islamists massacre over 130 in Burkina Faso Murad Makhumdov and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The nation of Burkina Faso is blighted by Sunni Islamist terrorist groups and ethnic tensions. Indeed, ethnic, religious, and political tensions throughout the Sahel region are extremely alarming. Therefore, ethnic and Islamist massacres occur in Burkina Faso, Chad,…