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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...


How to lose a war

The Islamist insurgencies in the Sahel are set to continue regardless of foreign interventions and local efforts

The recent elections in Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte d'voire, Togo and Guinea have made no real difference to the prospects for counter-insurgency campaigns against the rampant Islami...


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...


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