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Vol 62 No 2

Published 21st January 2021


Outstaying welcomes

French President Emmanuel Macron's announcement on 19 January that he would be reviewing the deployment of soldiers to Opération Barkhane in the Sahel due to 'good results' in recent months follows fierce clashes in Mali over the past month. Insiders say he wants at least to end the surge of 600 soldiers that took the French presence in Barkhane to 5,100 soldiers.

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