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35.8 million face lean season food crisis in West Africa and Sahel (UN News)

Growing food insecurity that is already affecting tens of millions of people across West Africa and the Sahel, must not be ignored by the international community, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. 35.8 million face lean season food crisis in West Africa and Sahel | | UN News

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How climate change is leading to a rise in violence in the Sahel (Al Jazeera)

More than 1.3 million people have been plunged into extreme poverty in the Sahel, as the Belt of Africa experiences its deepest recession since independence due to COVID-19. Long before the pandemic, the Western Sahel was being reshaped by climate change. Farmers and herders have been clashing over fertile land and, lacking opportunities, many young […]

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Has France failed in the Sahel? (Al Jazeera)

A spat between the French and Malian governments is threatening to derail a fragile alliance against armed groups in the Sahel region of North Africa. Last month, Mali’s interim prime minister accused France of abandonment over its decision to reduce its military presence in the region. French President Emmanuel Macron called the comments “unacceptable”, and […]

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France says leader of ISIL group in Sahel has been killed (Al Jazeera)

The French military has killed several high-ranking members of ISGS under its strategy of singling out its fighters since the start of its military intervention in Mali in 2013 [File: Michele Cattani/AFP] France says that the leader of ISIL (ISIS)-affiliated Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS) group, known for its deadly attacks in the so-called […]

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I francesi uccidono al-Sahrawi, leader dello Stato Islamico nel Sahel (Redazione, Analisi Difesa)

Il capo del gruppo jihadista dello Stato islamico del Grande Sahara (EIGS l’acronimo in francese), Adnan Abou Walid al-Sahrawi è stato ucciso dalle forze francesi dell’Operation Barlhane secondo quanto annunciato oggi dal presidente francese Emmanuel Macron su Twitter. “Questo è un altro grande successo nella nostra lotta contro i gruppi terroristici nel Sahel” ha detto Macron […]

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France/Sahel. For France’s Sahel Mission, Echoes of Afghanistan (VoA)

Lisa Bryant The chaotic aftermath of Washington’s troop withdrawal from Afghanistan is being followed with a mix of trepidation and glee thousands of kilometers away — in Africa’s Sahel, where another foreign power, France, also vows to wind down its long-running counterinsurgency operation, at least in its present form. For France’s Sahel Mission, Echoes of […]

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(France/Sahel/Russia) France’s exit from the Sahel war offers Russia an opportunity to move in (Euractiv, Syndication Bureau)

Faisal Al Yafai  writes: To surprisingly little fanfare, France has announced it is ending Operation Barkhane, its almost decade-long military intervention in the Sahel. Having tried America’s Iraq playbook to win its Sahel war, it is now using the Afghanistan playbook to walk away from it go to Euractiv: France’s exit from the Sahel war […]

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France/Sahel – After Barkhane: What France’s military drawdown means for the Sahel (Andrew Lebovich, ECFR)

At the tail-end of a lengthy press conference last month Emmanuel Macron announced a significant change to French policy in the Sahel. France, he said, would end the pan-Sahelian Operation Barkhane in its current form. The numbers of French troops in the region would be cut over the course of several years. In its place, a new […]

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Chad/Central Africa/Sahel – The death of Chadian President Idris Déby Itno threatens stability in the region (Brookings)

Alexandre Marc The sudden death on April 19, 2021 of Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno is creating a very dangerous vacuum in Central Africa and the Sahel. Déby, who ruled Chad for 30 years, was killed while fighting rebels trying to overthrow his government.

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(Sahel/France/USA) How France and the US can work to stabilise the Sahel (ECFR)

Andrew Lebovich After the indifference of the Trump years, the Biden administration should broaden and deepen its cooperation with France in the Sahel https://ecfr.eu/article/how-france-and-the-us-can-work-to-stabilise-the-sahel/

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(Sahel) Resilience at scale: productive inclusion through safety nets in the Sahel (World Bank blogs)

THOMAS BOSSUROY PATRICK PREMAND The Sahel may conjure up images of ancient kingdoms and legendary cities. Today, however, challenges abound, including violent conflict and the harsh consequences of climate change. https://blogs.worldbank.org/jobs/resilience-scale-productive-inclusion-through-safety-nets-sahel

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(Sahel) A Course Correction for the Sahel Stabilisation Strategy (Crisis Group)

https://www.crisisgroup.org/africa/sahel/299-course-correction-sahel-stabilisation-strategy