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CHAD: Troop withdrawal bolsters military government
French President Emmanuel Macron announced in June that France's Sahel-focused Operation Barkhane would wind down by early 2022. Although the actual drawdown plans are…
There were suggestions in February that France might reduce the size of its military commitment in the run-up to a Sahel summit in the Chadian capital N’Djamena. However…
ALGERIA: Rare terror incident will keep country alert
Under Droukdel's leadership, AQIM exerted influence among jihadist groups in North and West Africa and provided expertise and funds that facilitated high-profile terrorist…
MALI: Deadly attack signals persistent IS threat
Foreign troop presence in Mali.
ALGERIA: Country to step up warnings of Mali conflict
However, the current peace process appears to offer little prospect of overcoming the challenges faced in the fractious north and increasingly violent centre.