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News, Resources and Upcoming Events 1/04/2021

News and Reports Niger, Mali, Burkina : la stratégie de Barkhane a-t-elle atteint ses limites ? – Jeune Afrique Rapport sur l’incident de Bounty du 3 janvier 2021- Nations Unies G5 Sahel: le bataillon tchadien est arrivé à la frontière malienne – RFI Mali: polémique autour d’une frappe de la force Barkhane vers Talataye – RFI Mali : Deux morts et des blessés dans des attaques terroristes à Mandiakuy et Mopti (Centre)  – Maliweb À Bamako, une manifestation contre les troupes étrangères au Mali – RFI Conflict Networks in North and West Africa – OECD MINUSMA to modernise Ménaka military base in three-borders region – Africa Intelligence Entre le Mali et la France, rien ne va plus ! – Mondafrique Après les massacres au Sahel, doit-on se résoudre à négocier avec les terroristes ? – Courrier International Mali: première sortie à Ségou du général Sanogo récemment libéré – RFI Mali – Gouvernance : Les misères de 30 ans de démocratie – Journal du Mali Mali needs climate solutions, not more troops – Aljazeera Resources Proceedings of Colloquium: New Frontiers of Terrorism in Africa (17 March 2021) Download Book – Link 1 Download Book – Link 2 Download Book – Link 3 To […]

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France faces growing problems in the Sahel

Tony Chafer is Professor of French and African Studies at the University of Portsmouth         In recent months France has faced growing hostility to its military presence in the western Sahel. There have been demonstrations, most recently in Bamako on 10 January, when the French flag was burned in the city’s main square and demonstrators called for the French forces and all foreign forces on Malian soil to leave. In response, President Macron called the presidents of the G5 Sahel countries (Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad) to a meeting in Pau this Monday 13 January, at which he hoped they would disavow such anti-French demonstrations. He even hinted that, if they did not, he could withdraw the 4,500 soldiers of France’s Operation Barkhane. No one expected him to follow through on this threat. In the event, Macron and the presidents of the G5 Sahel countries recommitted themselves to the counter-terrorism efforts in the western Sahel and agreed to form a military coalition under joint command to focus their counter-insurgency efforts. However, President Macron knows that France is losing the battle against violent extremism in the region and at the NATO summit in November last year […]

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