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Vol 61 No 15

Published 23rd July 2020

In it together

The Sahel's armies commit atrocities, but fail in battle against the jihadists. Europe is sending more troops and training resources and investing in development

Takuba, the deployment of a multinational European and Sahelian Special Forces contingent to the Sahel, part of a broadening European engagement in the region, formally began on 15 July. The EU military training mission in Mali (EUTM) will extend its work to neighbouring countries and Spain is to assume the leadership of the Alliance for the Sahel partnership of development donors, which is intended to address the social and economic issues at the root of insurrection.

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