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Vol 61 No 6

Published 19th March 2020

Turf war over Sahel

The announcement by African Union Peace and Security Commissioner Smaïl Chergui on 27 February that the AU would send 3,000 troops to join the regional and national forces fighting jihadists in the Sahel has prompted curiosity and confusion. AU heads of state debated sending troops at their 33rd annual summit on 9 February in Addis Ababa but failed to agree before Chergui spoke to the press.

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