Anti-French sentiment has increasingly been on the rise across the Sahel and North Africa due to its role in destabilizing the region with military interventions.Continue reading
France’s Influence in Africa Faces Strains From Locals and Foreign Competitors
The recent visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to Algeria is an attempt by Paris to hold on to the economic and cultural control it once had over its former colonies.Continue reading
Will the Ukraine Conflict Turn Private?
The expanding use of private military and security companies in recent years suggests that they may take a leading role.Continue reading
The Rise of NATO in Africa
NATO’s war in Libya was its first major military operation in Africa, but it was not the first European military footprint on the continent.Continue reading
Is This the End of the French Project in Africa’s Sahel?
Mali recently announced that it would no longer be part of the G5 Sahel. From the beginning, it was clear that the formation of the G5 Sahel was encouraged by France, and that the real focus was to be security.Continue reading
Mali’s Military Ejects France but Faces Serious Challenges
Colonel Assimi Goïta, who leads the military junta, said that the agreement with the French “brought neither peace, nor security, nor reconciliation” and that the population aspires “to stop the flow of Malian blood.”Continue reading
France Withdraws From Mali, But Continues to Devastate Africa’s Sahel
French troops have now begun to leave Mali, but they are not returning to France.Continue reading