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

News and Reports

Will events in Chad force a reset of Sahel strategy? –

Mort d’Idriss Déby : “la France perd un allié très important” dans le Sahel –

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 –

Sahel : l’Algérie et le Niger accordent leurs violons –

Gérard Araud – La France devrait s’inspirer de l’Amérique et quitter le Sahel –

Burkina Faso : « Juger Blaise Compaoré n’ajoutera pas à l’instabilité » –

Mali: Killings, ‘Disappearances’ in Military Operations – Human Rights Watch

Mali sets February date for presidential, parliamentary elections –


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. It concludes that the French government bears “significant responsibility for enabling a foreseeable genocide”.

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News, Resources and Upcoming Events 7/04/2021

News and Reports

Spate of Islamist Attacks Puts Sahel on Track for Deadliest Year – Bloomberg

Barkhane mise en cause au Mali: l’identification des cibles au cœur du problème –

Niger: quand l’horizon s’assombrit – Mediapart

Barkhane au Sahel : entre remise en question et échec? – IRIS

Mali : l’accord d’Alger aggrave-t-il l’insécurité au Sahel? –  Le Point Afrique

UNHCR urges greater protection for Sahel communities after deadly attack –  UN News

Biden’s Strategy in the Sahel Looks a Lot Like Trump’s – Foreign Policy

EU’s moral dilemma in the Sahel – Politico

Russian mercenaries increase their presence in CAR – Le Monde
Le président Ouattara déclare que Gbagbo et Blé Goudé «sont libres de rentrer en Côte d’Ivoire» – RFI


Easter on Fadiouth (Senegal) – the island made of clam shells – The Guardian

GW Program on Extremism: The Islamic State in Africa: History, Trends, & Attribution – Youtube recording

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