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News, Resources & Upcoming Events (26/04/2021)

News and Reports President of Chad is killed on battlefield after winning reelection – NYTimes.com wsj.com DW.com Will events in Chad force a reset of Sahel strategy? – atlanticcouncil.org Mort d’Idriss Déby : “la France perd un allié très important” dans le Sahel – France24.com Rebels threaten to march on capital as Chad reels from president’s battlefield death –  Reuters Niger: The African Commission must act for a human rights approach in the African Union’s handling of the political and security situation –  fidh.org Sahel : l’Algérie et le Niger accordent leurs violons –  Jeuneafrique.com Gérard Araud – La France devrait s’inspirer de l’Amérique et quitter le Sahel – lepoint.fr Burkina Faso : « Juger Blaise Compaoré n’ajoutera pas à l’instabilité » – jeuneafrique.com Mali: Killings, ‘Disappearances’ in Military Operations – Human Rights Watch Mali sets February date for presidential, parliamentary elections – aljazeera.com Resources In 2017 the Government of Rwanda retained the Washington DC law firm of Levy Firestone Muse LLP to investigate the role of the French government in connection with the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda that left more than 800,000 dead. The Muse Investigation report was submitted to the Government of Rwanda on 19 April 2021. […]

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Update & Resources on West Africa

Niger: American hostage rescued by US special forces An American hostage kidnapped in Niger has been freed in a raid by US special forces. Philip Walton was abudcted from a village close to the border with Nigeria by men armed with AK47s on motorbikes. BBC reports that with jihadist and criminal groups known to operate in the Sahel area, at least six hostages are thought to be held captive. Turning the Authoritarian Tide: Strategies For Transforming Securitisation Watch a global debate by the Security Policy Alternatives Network (SPAN) & the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftun, on current trends in peace, security and human rights and prospects for adopting security policy alternatives. Video Recording English/French translation needed? Click here Besoin d’une traduction anglais/français? Cliquez ici The African Soldiers of the First World War RUSI online conversation with the Rt. Hon. David Lammy MP and Professor Michèle Barrett on the forgotten African soldiers who fought for Britain in the First World War. Date: 11 November 2020 Time: 1600 GMT Register here  

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