Francophone Africa Updates


L’ONU s’occupe «très activement» du Sahel en proie aux atrocités djihadistes – Read more on

The EU and France in the Sahel: What does the end of Operation Barkhane in its current form mean for the Sahel? – Sylvie Kauffmann Andrew Lebovich Mark Leonard. Read more on

Sahel : « Le Maroc pourrait être une force de médiation » – Nina Kozlowski. Read more on

Sahel : au-delà des conflits, un développement économique et social bien réel – . Read more on the

Lessons for the EU in Sahel, from Afghanistan – . Read more on


Chad’s ‘Political Transition’ Is a Smokescreen for Military Rule – Daniel Eizenga. Read more on


Mali expels West African bloc envoy -foreign ministry – Read more on

UN delegation arrives in Mali to mount pressure on junta – Read more on

The People’s Coalition for the Sahel

Standing in solidarity with the people of Mali, Burkina Faso & Niger, 35+ local, regional & international organisations launched the People’s Coalition for the Sahel. They are calling for a new approach to insecurity in the Sahel, based on four pillars:

  • People’s Pillars #1: Put the protection of civilians and human security at the heart of the response in the Sahel.
  • People’s Pillars #2: Create a comprehensive political strategy to address the root causes of insecurity.
  • People’s Pillars #3: Respond to humanitarian emergencies and ensuring that aid is responsive to development.
  • People’s Pillars #4: Combat impunity and ensure access to justice for all.

Read more on Global R2P and Le Monde.