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France moves out of Mali

European governments are rethinking military plans in the Sahel ahead of the grand summit between the African Union and the EU

African and European officials have agreed to move the centre for counter-insurgency operations in the Sahel from Mali to Niger but questions remain about how to manage the logisti...


Brussels tries to reset relations amid pandemic fall-out

The Africa-Europe summit will announce shiny new investments but struggle to agree on security, migration and trade

Delayed for two years, the African Union (AU)-European Union (EU) summit on 17-18 February takes place as differences over counter-terrorism, pandemic policies and vaccine equity i...


The coup-makers win the first round

Regional and international efforts to bring the axis of colonels to heel have floundered due to hubris and miscalculations. The jihadist insurgents will be the main beneficiaries

Bamako's expulsion of France's ambassador Joël Meyer has set the stage for another messy post-colonial confrontation. Yet it is the refusal by Colonel Assimi Goïta's regi...


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Brussels finds some friends in Nairobi

Trying to win over Anglophone governments ahead of their grand regional summit, EU officials have been offering deals to Kenya

The European Union wants to agree a 'strategic partnership' with Africa at a summit next month. Now, it has identified Kenya as a key target.

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EU offers new migration deal

Pressure for reform from African leaders and Europe's demographic deficit could lead to change in the 'Fortress Europe' policy

Ahead of next month's African Union-European Union summit, EU leaders propose easing some of the toughest restrictions on migration, moving away from the current focus on strict co...


La francophonie grabs the focus

A heavy emphasis on French-speaking countries risks derailing the coming African Union and European Union summit in Brussels

To general surprise, Europe's French and Belgian leaders have not invited any of Africa's Anglophone or Lusophone states to preparatory talks ahead of a critical regional summit.


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Turning up the heat on the junta

Paris and Brussels are sanctioning Bamako's colonels and restructuring their anti–jihadist defence mission in the Sahel

The European Union's chief diplomat, Josep Borrell, announced sanctions on Mali's military leaders in line with measures already taken by the Economic Community of West African Sta...

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