Tag: Sahel

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 […]

Burkina Faso: threat assessment

OVERVIEW Since early 2018, security has significantly deteriorated in Burkina Faso. The threat posed by jihadist groups, previously affecting the northern areas of the country (bordering Mali) mostly, has gradually spread to the eastern areas (on the border with Niger) and to the south-eastern areas (border with Benin and Togo). A sign of this progressive […]