Francophone Africa Update


Violences au Sahel : La Mauritanie et Le Togo expriment leurs “vives préoccupations” – Read more on

La mort du chef de l’Etat islamique au Grand Sahara : une occasion de dialogue ? – Read more on

Sahel: Barkhane poursuit ses opérations conjointes avec les forces partenaires – Read more on


Three policemen killed in Niger jihadist assault – Read more on

Le président Bazoum affronte sa première crise institutionnelle – Read more on

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso – Niger : une mutualisation des efforts pour plus d’efficacité dans la lutte contre le terrorisme – Read more on

Erdoğan meets Liberia’s Weah, leaders of Togo, Burkina Faso – Read more on

Pan-African film festival opens in Burkina Faso amid COVID19 and security challenges – Read more on


Mali asks Muslim leaders to negotiate with al Qaeda affiliate – Read more on

ECOWAS delegation visits Mali, seeks assurance on elections – Read more on

Choguel Maïga : « Notre gouvernement a compris que s’il ne compte que sur un seul partenaire, il pourra à tout moment être abandonné » – Read more on

Mali’s Timbuktu fears jihadis as France reduces troops – Read more on

Au Mali, le jeu trouble de la junte avec les mercenaires russes de Wagner – Read more on

Mali asks Islamic body to open negotiations with al-Qaeda – Read more on


WATHI – Entretien avec Dieynaba Sidibé (Zeinixx), Artiste-Graffeuse- Youtube link

Operation Barkhane and the Future of Intervention in the Sahel- SWP Comment


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Update on Security

Western Sahel: the push for counter-insurgency results is fuelling attacks on civilians, according to a new report

After eight years of conflict in the Sahel, the international community remains primarily focused on the two main jihadi militant groups driving the sub-regional insurgency in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger: the Al Qaeda-affiliated Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) and the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS). The reality on the ground is far more complex.


As Chad’s Problems Mount, What Role for Civil Society?

With its people increasingly frustrated by elite impunity, civil society organisations are seeking to mobilise into a coherent protest movement.


Burkina Faso: Thinking Security Out of Informality

Oswald Padonou argues that the introduction of military service or a national civic service could help address the growing problem of insecurity in Burkina Faso.