Francophone Africa Update


Pentagon chief tells French counterpart U.S. supports Sahel mission – Read more on Reuters

Sahel : après Barkhane, qui sera en première ligne face aux jihadistes ? – Marie Toulemonde / Read more on Jeune Afrique

De l’Afghanistan au Sahel, le temps du repli pour l’Occident – Read more on

Mapping the contours of Jihadist groups in the Sahel – Folahanmi Aina / Read more on The Conversation

What’s behind the rising violence in western Niger? – Read more on The New Humanitarian

Mali elections could be postponed, prime minister tells AFP – Read more on

Saving Momentum for Change in Mali’s Transition – Read more on The International Crisis Group

West Africa Update

  1. Quels enjeux géopolitiques pour la Guinée d’après Alpha Condé?Youssouf Sylla / WATHI

  2. Mali- Russia: Bamako to sign contract with Wagner GroupThe Africa Report/ Jeune Afrique

  3. EXCLUSIVE Deal allowing Russian mercenaries into Mali is close – sources –   and 

  4. The G5 joint force for the Sahel was set up four years ago: why progress is slow –  Moda Dieng / The Conversation

  5. Guterres réclame “un dialogue” avec les talibans et craint pour le Sahel –  Le Point

  6. The Sahel’s jihadists don’t all govern alike: context mattersNatasja Rupesinghe & Mikael Hiberg Naghizadeh / The Conversation