The recent formation of the Alliance of Sahel States is further proof of the consolidation of anti-French sentiment in the region. Philippe Toyo Noudjenoume, President of the West Africa Peoples’ Organization, says that this sentiment is especially strong in the Sahel region but is common throughout French-speaking Africa
As tension continues to mount in the Sahel region, Niger’s military has accused French forces of acts of destabilization, alleging they released “captured terrorist elements”
El golpe de Níger sigue a los de Malí, Burkina Faso y Guinea. Todos ellos fueron dirigidos por militares enfadados por la presencia de tropas francesas y estadounidenses y por las crisis económicas que sufrían sus países.
La visita del Secretario de Estado estadounidense Antony Blinken a Níger y su oferta de 150 millones de dólares al país africano no ocultan que su principal interés reside en la cooperación en materia de seguridad.
After a nine year long occupation, French troops have completed their withdrawal from Mali. We look at the record of the French in Mali and what lies ahead for the country.
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.
Mass-demonstrations calling for removal of French troops from Mali have been growing since 2020. In this backdrop, Mali’s transitional government has adopted an increasingly defiant posture vis-a-vis France.
The Nigerian federal government passed a law in April 2019, mandating an increase in the minimum wage from N18,000 (USD 49.36) to N30,000 (USD 82.27), but employees of State governments are yet to receive their consequential pay hikes