Whether under a French, UN or EU flag, the French army has intervened more than 50 times in Africa in the last 60 years. Built with sources provided by the French army, these visualisations show the frequency of the French military interventions in its former colonial empire and sometimes beyond. Explore Vincent Hirribaren’s personal website, where he explain the results of his research in African History, Digital Humanities and the History of the Basque Country.
Shortly after 100 Chadian soldiers were killed in a sophisticated attack by Boko Haram, the Chadian President Idriss Deby declared that it will withdraw anti-jihadi operations outside its national territory: “Our troops have died for Lake Chad and the Sahel. From today, no Chadian soldiers will take part in a military mission outside Chad”. International Crisis Group Twitter