Ending indecision in the Sahel

A G 5 Sahel–France Summit is due to take place on 15 February in Ndjamena, Chad. Eight years after the successful deployment of French troops in Mali, the time has come for the allies to evaluate the situation so as to avoid the crumbling of the national consensuses on the conflict and to prevent their armies from getting bogged down. At the moment their most daunting enemy is the continuation of the status quo. How can they escape it?

 

 

Summit of challenges: the G 5 Sahel in Nouakchott.

In the Covid 19 exceptional regional and international context, the G 5 Sahel summit is taking place in Nouakchott, Mauritania, this 30 June. A context overcast by an enemy inept to negotiate but hard to defeat. At the same time, governments face an inflation of challenges compounded by the pandemic, weakened economies, and the hardening of born in terrorist groups.

 

 

Sahel Sahara, Covid 19 and insecurity.

Will the Coronavirus pandemic have consequences on the security situation in the Sahel?

The risks of a positive response are great: foreign soldiers engaged in the fight against terrorism and evolving in this sub-region are mobile and come from several countries, some of which are hotbeds of transmission, such as China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the USA. The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) includes 57 nationalities, as y different pandemic situations. Though at various severity levels, the G 5 Sahel members states are now victims of the pandemic, Burkina Faso being the most affected.