Home central and west africa diplomacy CENTRAL AFRICA WEST AFRICA 18/12/2019 Paris plans to downsize Operation Barkhane Following the death of 13 French soldiers in Mali on 25 November, Paris is bringing forward plans, under consideration since September, to downsize its operations. [...] (441 words) This article may be accessed by subscribers and e-wallet holders (EUR 6) Log in to read more Already have an account? Log in Keep me logged in Forgot your password? OK Subscribe toAfrica IntelligenceorPay-Per-Article E-wallet starting from 30 EUR Subscribe or Pay-Per-Article Discover our offers Not reader yet?Create an account to access our FREE SECTION A free issue A selection of articles New editions' summaries Keyword notifications to follow people or topics of interest to you A free issue and a selection of free articles Summaries and email notifications Keep me logged in Create a free account Free Articles SENEGAL Business 02/06/2020 Nexeya and Leonardo face stiff competition as Rear Admiral Diagne retires MADAGASCAR Politics 29/05/2020 Mayor of Antananarivo gets capital's waste disposal debt cancelled DRC ZAMBIA Business 27/05/2020 Hungary's Duna Aszfalt talks to leading Katanga businessman about cross-border road project Access the free section On the same subject AFRICAN UNION 22/05/2020 Will UEMOA stump up for AU's 3,000-strong force in Sahel? In recent weeks, the commissioner for peace and security Smaïl Chergui has been seeking to beef up the African Union's counter-terrorism capacities in the Sahel. This 3,000-strong force is set to be financed by UEMOA. [...] SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA 04/05/2020 Barkhane: General Marc Conruyt to take over from Pascal Facon The current deputy director of the French army's human resources policy department, General Marc Conruyt, is set to replace Pascal Facon as head of Operation Barkhane this summer. [...] MALI 18/03/2020 Negotiations with jihadists turn into game of bluff The opening of negotiating channels with jihadist groups has become a muddled affair: the jihadists fear their unity will be undermined, the Malian president is sceptical and France is already losing interest. [...] MALI 04/03/2020 Salif Traoré's election security measures With parliamentary elections due to take place in Mali on [...] WEST AFRICA CENTRAL AFRICA 05/02/2020 Who will replace General Pascal Facon at helm of Barkhane? Three generals are currently on the shortlist to take over [...] FRANCE AFRICA 05/02/2020 Christophe Bigot appointed secretary general of new Sahel coalition France's current special envoy for the Sahel, the diplomat Christophe [...] Focus CHAD 03/02/2020 RJM Aviation reigns supreme in the sky over Chad In less than 10 years, private air transport company RJM Aviation, headed by Thierry Miallier, has become a key operator in N'Djamena. It has transported Idriss Déby, Operation Barkhane soldiers, ExxonMobil and even George Clooney. [...] MALI 22/01/2020 Zeïni Moulaye becomes Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta's diplomatic advisor In early January, the Malian diplomat Zeïni Moulaye was appointed [...] UNITED KINGDOM AFRICA 18/12/2019 Clem Naylor, the Foreign Office's Mr Sahel The United Kingdom's special envoy for the Sahel, the British [...] AFRICA CONGO GABON MALI NIGER 26/06/2019 Guess what of June 24, 2019 Free Sanction | Replacement | Visit | Phone call | General [...] AFRICA FRANCE 29/05/2019 Francois Hollande taps into his African networks to kick-start his comeback In preparation for a return to the French political scene, the former president has been touring capitals south of the Sahara. Analysis. [...] LIBYA 20/12/2018 Emmanuel Macron keeps Haftar out of G5 Sahel General Khalifa Haftar was forced to give up on attending [...] Breaking news FRANCE MALI 30/06/2017 Macron returns to Bamako Only a few weeks after his first visit to Mali on May 19, French head of state Emmanuel Macron is [...] Receive prompts for these topics Centre de planification et de conduite des opérations Chérif Sy Christophe Bigot Emmanuel Macron Forces armées maliennes G5 Sahel Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta Parti nigérien pour la démocratie et le socialisme Stéphane Mille Takuba Create a freenotification What is a notification?