After withdrawing from Mali and Burkina Faso, and now on the way out from Niger, Chad is the last of the now practically defunct G5 Sahel country to host a permanent base of France.
While threatening war against Niger, ostensibly to restore democracy, France continues to back the military junta of Mahamat Deby which is accused of killing at least 128 pro-democracy protesters last year. However, anger against the junta and soaring anti-French sentiment threatens its military presence in the country
With over 5.3 million displaced, the war which began on April 15 between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces enters its sixth month with no resolution in sight, as the UN warns of further escalation.
The commander of French forces in the Sahel has discussed disengagement from Niger, yet Macron has refused to withdraw troops, whose continued presence in Niger was deemed ‘illegal’
France refuses to withdraw its ambassador and troops from Niger, and reiterates its threat of supporting military invasion by ECOWAS, while the regional bloc itself is “determined to bend backwards to accommodate diplomatic efforts”
Lindokuhle Mnguni, the chairperson of Abahlali baseMjondolo’s eKhenana commune, was killed in August last year, only months after the murder of its deputy chairperson Ayanda Ngila, and that of another activist, Nokuthula Mabaso. The commune and the movement keep their memory alive by consolidating their work
El popular gobierno militar de Níger ha ido consolidando su apoyo nacional y regional. Mientras tanto, la CEDEAO se ve acosada por la desunión y la oposición interna tras amenazar con una intervención militar para restaurar al derrocado Mohamed Bazoum con el respaldo de Francia y EE.UU.
Niger’s popular military government has been consolidating domestic and regional support. Meanwhile, ECOWAS is beset by disunity and domestic opposition after threatening military intervention to restore the ousted Mohamed Bazoum with the backing of France and US
Miles de personas han muerto y más de cuatro millones han sido desplazadas por la guerra entre militares y paramilitares sudaneses, país que va a entrar en su quinto mes sin signos de tregua. Sólo 18 de los 89 principales hospitales del país funcionan, y sólo parcialmente.
Thousands have been killed and over four million displaced by the war between Sudan’s military and paramilitary that is set to enter its fifth month with no signs of respite. Only 18 of the country’s 89 main hospitals are functioning, that too only at partial capacity
A day after ECOWAS chiefs of staffs finalized plans for a military intervention, Nigeria’s Senate refused to support President Bola Tinubu’s proposal to deploy soldiers. Tinubu is the current chair of ECOWAS. Meanwhile, Niger has seen multiple demonstrations in support of the coup that overthrew Mohamed Bazoum
The West African Peoples’ Organization said ECOWAS’ threat of military intervention was a maneuver by colonial France and Great Britain, under the hegemony of US imperialism. With Mali, Guinea, and Burkina Faso extending support to Niger’s new government, any use of force by ECOWAS may hurl the entire sub-region into war