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Islamic state onslaught

The death of at least 49 Malian soldiers in an attack on their base at Indélimane on 1 November confirms the continued potency of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) ...


The politics of counter-terror

The government issues appeals to the West and the region for solidarity and money to resist the jihadist onslaught

Soldiers, civilians, worshippers at a mosque were but some of the dozens of victims of Islamist guerrillas in Burkina as the pace of jihadist attacks on civilians and security forc...


Paris’s terror dilemma

France needs solutions, and fast. It can't go all out against the Sahel's jihadists, but neither can it just fold its tents and go home

Over recent days President Emmanuel Macron and key advisers have been reviewing the French engagement in the Sahel amid increasingly vocal criticism of the Opération Barkhane milit...


Jihad's shifting fronts

Increasing the resources available to anti-jihad forces is having little effect on the growth in attacks and militant cells

Jihadism was concentrated in northern Mali at the time of the launch of Opération Serval, France's emergency military campaign to stop jihadist columns pushing south in 2013. Sinc...


The forgotten army

The G5 force is mired in problems. It is all supposed to go right in the new year but there are still doubts

After six months of near paralysis, the Force Conjointe du G5 Sahel (G5 Sahel Joint Force) is at last about to resume operations next year, according to the French army Chief of St...


Shaky start for Sahel force

An attack on the G5 Sahel’s HQ has further undermined confidence in an alliance of governments who lack trust in each other

A lack of confidence and cash is holding up deployment of the G5 Sahel joint military force, tasked with tackling jihadist groups and trafficking gangs in the fragile border areas ...


G5 unsure on role

The fraught process of raising finance for the G5 Sahel joint military task force cleared another hurdle on 23 February when a summit in Brussels raised cash pledges worth €12...


Strains on the front line

Opération Pagnali signals a cross-national resolve to fight jihadists, but gaps in command and control may unsettle the G5's future

Important organisational and financial matters may remain unresolved, but the G5 Sahel countries' new joint military force is preparing to launch Opération Pagnali regardless. It w...


UN joins G-5 force

The intervention of United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and last-minute wording tweaks finally enabled France to overcome United States and British caution and...


Colliding worlds

European officials are starting to see the links between their own political ructions and economic and security crises in the Sahel

A string of Islamist attacks in Mali and Niger are another reminder of the limitations of the efforts at political and security reform of the past five years. The latest thinking i...


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