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Can AU Tackle Security Challenges in the Sahel?

African leaders meeting in Mauritania last week pledged to redouble efforts aimed at curtailing and defeating extremist groups on the continent, especially in the Sahel region. The pledge followed a rash of attacks by jihadi terrorist groups in two Sahel countries, including an attack that killed 10 Nigerien soldiers in the country’s southeast and an attack on the headquarters of the regional anti-jihadist G5 Sahel Force in Sevare and two other attacks in Mali. But some experts are warning that there is not much the African Union can do to enhance the capabilities of the G5 force that was established last year. Read more Originally published on VOA News

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Au Mali, la guerre n’a rien réglé

Traversant la Méditerranée au péril de leur vie, les migrants africains défient l’Union européenne dans ses valeurs proclamées. Ils fuient la misère, mais aussi l’insécurité qui gagne l’ensemble du Sahel en dépit de l’émergence de coopérations militaires régionales. Au Mali, où se profile l’élection présidentielle fin juillet, l’effondrement de l’État fait le jeu des groupes djihadistes. Read more Originally published on Le Monde Diplomatique 

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