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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...


No more heavy lifting

A disastrous attack on Chadian forces almost succeeded in breaking up the regional alliance against the jihadists

Chad was brought to the brink of giving up its regional role in fighting the Sahel jihadists after its armed forces fought battles with Boko Haram on a scale not yet seen in the in...


Sahel summit's fighting talk

The meeting of West Africa's most jihadist-affected states and France has laid out a new military strategy against the local IS affiliate

The message was unambiguous. 'We are going to prioritise the need to fight against Islamic State in the Greater Sahara in the three frontiers,' Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc C...


In search of allies

France is holding the line against the jihadis as casualties increase and hostility to its mission grows, and political backing for it shrinks

On 15 December, the heads of state of Mauritania, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger – the members of the G5 military coalition – gathered in Niamey to mourn the deaths...


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 ...


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