Dossier – Western Sahel

Mali’s President announced the launch of a new military operation (Maliko Operation) in the central and northern regions of the country. At the same time, on 2 February, the French government announced the envoy of 600 additional soldiers to the country (5,100 in total), deployed in Operation Barkhane.

Extreme poverty, population growth, climate chance and weak institutions in the Sahel fostered the proliferation of different armed groups (terrorist, criminal, ethnicity-based groups), contributing in this way to significantly destabilising the security framework.

Download IFI Advisory’s dossier on Western Sahel for more insights on the dynamics characterising the countries in the region.

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