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Disjointed force

The demise of the G5 Sahel Joint Force looks imminent, according to authoritative sources. The force always had a slight presence in the anti-jihadist campaign in the Sahel, and it...


Danger looms for the UN in Mali

The future of the UN peacekeeping mission is in question – European troops are leaving and evidence is emerging of abuses by the national army and Wagner

A cloud of anxiety hangs over the leaders of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali as they navigate a hostile military government, tumultuous developments in the Sahel and the geopol...


Terrorisme sans frontières

The relocation of European troops from Mali to Niger holds political risks for President Bazoum but may avert a wider security breakdown

Geography helps explain why President Mohamed Bazoum overcame his initial reluctance to host European and French troops after they were expelled from Mali this month. Bazoum unders...


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...


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...


French lessons from Kabul

The West's debacle in Afghanistan may force France to rethink its military stance and diplomacy in West Africa

Two months after Emmanuel Macron announced the end of its anti-Islamist Opération Barkhane in the Sahel, policymakers and public opinion are confronted with the dramatic and...

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Hitting the beach

The seaside resort of Jacqueville is now home to the Académie internationale de lutte contre le terrorisme (AILCT), a concept first mooted in 2017 at a meeting of President ...


Regional leaders pay homage to Déby at funeral summit

The death of Chad's just re-elected warrior-president could undermine the regional anti-jihad campaign and leaves a political vacuum at home

Although the full facts of how President Idriss Déby Itno met his death on 19 April are yet to emerge, his successors and regional leaders have tough choices ahead. Chad's national...


France holds tight in the Sahel

Paris does a U-turn over troop reductions and Chad sends reinforcements

French President Emmanuel Macron stepped back from announcing troop withdrawals to his country's 5,100-strong anti-Islamist force in Mali at a 15-16 February summit in Chad. But he...


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