Chad’s President Déby visits President Macron

Chad’s President Déby visits President Macron

This is an excerpt from an article taken from our monthly Sahara Focus publication. Chad’s President Idriss Déby Itno paid a secret visit on 11 July to France’s President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace. Journalists were only informed one hour before the meeting...
Governance crisis in Mali

Governance crisis in Mali

This is an excerpt from an article in this month’s Sahara Focus publication. Despite the military shortcomings, the fundamental problem in Mali, and the basis of its on-going crisis, is poor governance. An analysis of the public sector strikes that hit the...
Morocco pulls out of Western Sahara buffer zone

Morocco pulls out of Western Sahara buffer zone

An official statement from the Moroccan government in late February said that the Kingdom was withdrawing its troops from the Guerguerat section — in Western Sahara’s south west territory approximately 11 kilometres from the border with Mauritania — of the UN Western...