Yvan Guichaoua: Reflections on Politics in the Sahel

17 Aug 2018. Interview for France Culture about the security challenges re-elected Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita now has to face, starting with the situation in the center of the country.

12 Aug 2018Interview for BBC World Service, Newshour. Yvan Guichaoua provides basic background on the political crisis in Mali between the two rounds of the presidential election.

3 Aug 2018. An interview for L’Express between the two rounds of the elections in Mali.

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Can AU Tackle Security Challenges in the Sahel?

African leaders meeting in Mauritania last week pledged to redouble efforts aimed at curtailing and defeating extremist groups on the continent, especially in the Sahel region.

The pledge followed a rash of attacks by jihadi terrorist groups in two Sahel countries, including an attack that killed 10 Nigerien soldiers in the country’s southeast and an attack on the headquarters of the regional anti-jihadist G5 Sahel Force in Sevare and two other attacks in Mali.

But some experts are warning that there is not much the African Union can do to enhance the capabilities of the G5 force that was established last year.

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Originally published on VOA News