Russians caught fabricating a ‘French atrocity’ in Mali

Russians caught fabricating a ‘French atrocity’ in Mali

The French military has released drone video evidence of Russian mercenaries burying bodies near the Gossi army base in northern Mali — handed over by the French to the Malian army on 19 April — in an attempt to falsely accuse the departing troops of leaving behind...
Russia’s Wagner Group in the Sahel

Russia’s Wagner Group in the Sahel

Much of the news from the Sahel is coloured by developments in Russia’s war against Ukraine and the impact on the region. The two news items that have been most coloured by Russia’s invasion are: the presence of the Kremlin-linked Wagner Group mercenaries in Mali; and...
Pessimism in western Sahel but better news

Pessimism in western Sahel but better news

If Mali does go ahead with its deal with the Kremlin-linked Wagner Group to supply Russian mercenaries, it will come at a high, and possibly unaffordable, financial, and military price.  Financially, the country is not only likely to be subjected to widespread...