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The attacks come amid a wave of political instability across the Sahel, with two coups taking place in Mali within the past year, one in Chad and an aborted coup in Niger.
He continued with a trip to South Africa on May 28 and had earlier in May hosted a summit for African heads of state. Macron has sought to broaden French engagement beyond…
However, an Islamist-inspired insurgency in Mozambique, uncertainty surrounding Chad’s future as a regional security partner and Nigeria’s recent unexpected call for US…
Their arrests followed a cabinet reshuffle which sidelined two ministers, both army officers and allies of Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the August 2020 coup that resulted…
The targeting of these civilian vigilantes highlights the centrality of community-based, often ethnically aligned, government-backed militias in the Sahel’s various…
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…
FRANCE/SAHEL: Barkhane may see changes but not depart