Jihadist violence in West Africa has forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes

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Jihadist violence in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso has forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes, destroyed fragile agricultural economies and hobbled humanitarian aid efforts, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

Malian soldiers, coached by instructors from the Czech Special Forces, during target practice this month near Loumbila, 15 miles northeast of Ouagadougou, the capital, in Burkina Faso.Credit…Laetitia Vancon for The New York Times

The Africa Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (ACSIS) for instance has issued a security alert of an imminent attack from the Salafi-Jihadist group in Burkina Faso on Ghana and Togo.

BY CRIMSON TAZVINZWA

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