Mali crisis will inflect the whole region

Mali crisis will inflect the whole region

On 23 July in our Sahara Focus regular monthly report we predicted that Mali’s political crisis will have serious implications for the whole region. Following the regime’s lethal gun attack on the 11 July peaceful demonstration, the way in which Mali’s political...
Who are Operation Barkhane’s victims?

Who are Operation Barkhane’s victims?

The root of the failure of France’s Operation Barkhane in the Sahel is Paris’ inability to understand not just the political stakes but also the motivations that push hundreds of young people to join jihadism. Since France sent its troops to Mali in January 2013,...