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Francophone Africa Update

Sahel Pentagon chief tells French counterpart U.S. supports Sahel mission – Read more on Reuters Sahel : après Barkhane, qui sera en première ligne face aux jihadistes ? – Marie Toulemonde / Read more on Jeune Afrique De l’Afghanistan au Sahel, le temps du repli pour l’Occident – Read more on Mapping the contours of Jihadist groups in the Sahel – Folahanmi Aina / Read more on The Conversation What’s behind the rising violence in western Niger? – Read more on The New Humanitarian Mali elections could be postponed, prime minister tells AFP – Read more on Saving Momentum for Change in Mali’s Transition – Read more on The International Crisis Group

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West Africa Update

Quels enjeux géopolitiques pour la Guinée d’après Alpha Condé? – Youssouf Sylla / WATHI Mali- Russia: Bamako to sign contract with Wagner Group – The Africa Report/ Jeune Afrique EXCLUSIVE Deal allowing Russian mercenaries into Mali is close – sources –  John Irish and David Lewis / Reuters The G5 joint force for the Sahel was set up four years ago: why progress is slow –  Moda Dieng / The Conversation Guterres réclame “un dialogue” avec les talibans et craint pour le Sahel –  Le Point The Sahel’s jihadists don’t all govern alike: context matters – Natasja Rupesinghe & Mikael Hiberg Naghizadeh / The Conversation

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