Will UEMOA stump up for AU's 3,000-strong force in Sahel?
Barkhane's British contingent worried about Mali developments
Operation Newcombe, the British deployment to Operation Barkhane, is gathering information on the political and social situation in Mali to better understand the evolving security environment in the aftermath of the coup that led to President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta's resignation. [...]
Algiers strives to return to centre stage in the Sahel
Algerian president Abdelmadjid Tebboune has been trying for several weeks to bring his influence to bear on the situation in the Sahel. He is relying particularly on African Union peace and security commissioner Smaïl Chergui, who is leading an intense lobbying operation in favour of deployment of a 3,000-strong AU force in the region. [...]
G5 Sahel: Macron's last roll of the dice in Nouakchott
The G5 Sahel counter-terrorism force, which was supposed to become operational in March, is still not up and running. When Emmanuel Macron attends the 31st African Union (AU) summit in Nouakchott in early July, he will be aiming to revive [. [...]