News, Resources, Events and Vacancies (4/05/2021)


Sahel. L’héritage colonial des eaux et forêts, une arme aux mains des djihadistes –  Orient XXI

Chad facing hard choices as anxious allies ill-prepared – Chatham House

Protests erupt in N’Djamena as Chadians demand civilian rule – The Guardian

Tchad: la France et le G5 Sahel expriment leur soutien au «processus de transition civilo-militaire» –  RFI

Un rapport de la Cour des comptes critique la stratégie de la France au Sahel – Le Monde

Josep Borrell : « Au Sahel, nous avons peut-être signé trop de chèques en blanc » – Le Monde

Record 29 million in the Sahel in need of humanitarian assistance – Al Jazeera

Dans le delta du fleuve Niger, un peuple de pêcheurs à la confluence des maux sahéliens – Le Point

Béchir Ben Yahmed, fondateur de Jeune Afrique, est décédé – Jeune Afrique

Unpacking the EU’s New Sahel Strategy – Peacelab


What if France Ended Operation Barkhane?

Findings of the RAND Webinar on Operation Barkhane by Michael ShurkinSarah Grand-ClementPaola Fusaro

Read conference proceedings here

The UK’s Integrated Review: Implications for Africa-UK relations
Watch Chatham House video recording here


Afrobarometer UCT thematic seminar on conflict, violence and democratic governance hosted by the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa, University of Cape Town 31 May – 15 June

Afrobarometer is calling for expressions of interest to participate in this online seminar focusing on the analysis of data from recent surveys that record respondents’ fears, experiences, and preferred responses to criminal, partisan, or military violence.

For more information, please visit Afrobarometer website.


Royal African Society Vacancy: Secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Africa (Part-time Maternity cover role for RAS Policy & Advocacy Manager)
For more information and to apply, please visit RAS website.
Deadline: Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 6 PM GMT

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”.

Upcoming Events

Security in Post-Military Nigeria | Tuesday 4 May 2021 | 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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