Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) soldiers on mission in Mozambique, July 2021.
Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) soldiers on mission in Mozambique, July 2021. © Simon Wohlfahrt/AFP
In the utmost secrecy, Kigali and Cotonou have entered the final phase of negotiations for the deployment of several hundred Rwandan soldiers to northern Benin, a part of the Sahel region that has been seeing a spike in jihadist activity. The first boots should be on the ground in October. [...] (828 words)
Issue dated 09/09/2022 Reading time 4 minutes
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