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Francophone Africa Update

Sahel Violences au Sahel : La Mauritanie et Le Togo expriment leurs “vives préoccupations” – Read more on atlasinfo.fr La mort du chef de l’Etat islamique au Grand Sahara : une occasion de dialogue ? – Read more on crisisgroup.org Sahel: Barkhane poursuit ses opérations conjointes avec les forces partenaires – Read more on wakatsera.com Niger Three policemen killed in Niger jihadist assault – Read more on africanews.com Le président Bazoum affronte sa première crise institutionnelle – Read more on mondafrique.com Burkina Faso Burkina Faso – Niger : une mutualisation des efforts pour plus d’efficacité dans la lutte contre le terrorisme – Read more on koaci.com Erdoğan meets Liberia’s Weah, leaders of Togo, Burkina Faso – Read more on dailysabah.com Pan-African film festival opens in Burkina Faso amid COVID19 and security challenges – Read more on Reuters.com Mali Mali asks Muslim leaders to negotiate with al Qaeda affiliate – Read more on Reuters.com ECOWAS delegation visits Mali, seeks assurance on elections – Read more on africanews.com Choguel Maïga : « Notre gouvernement a compris que s’il ne compte que sur un seul partenaire, il pourra à tout moment être abandonné » – Read more on lemonde.fr Mali’s Timbuktu fears jihadis […]

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Dossier Sahel: Instability, Violent Extremism and Foreign Actors

Northwestern Sahel represents one of the most unstable areas in sub-Saharan Africa. Seven years after the outbreak of the conflict in Mali, violent extremism has spread across the region, together with community conflicts over the access to natural resources and inter-ethnic violence. Trans-border activities of non-state armed actors – insurgents, jihadist groups and ethnic-based militias – as well as illicit trafficking networks feed the regional insecurity. These dynamics have boosted military and political intervention of Western actors and the development of multilateral initiatives across Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad. What are the main drivers of the instability affecting the Sahelian states? To what extent is the current security situation in the Sahel deteriorating? And what are the challenges ahead for states and international actors? Mauritania: The New Strongman in Nouakchott Cédric Jourde University of Ottawa The Formidable Challenges to Peace in Mali Edoardo Baldaro Università di Napoli “L’Orientale” The Current State of Insecurity in Burkina Faso Daniel Eizenga Africa Center for Strategic Studies Niger: Has Securitisation Stopped Traffickers? Alexandre Bish Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime Chad: France’s Role and Political Instability Tony Chafer University of Portsmouth Libya: Haftar’s ‘Divide and Rule’ Plans on the Edge of the Sahel Rebecca Murray Freelance journalist Providing […]

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