Operation Barkhane
Mapping Faultlines: French troops leave Mali but their legacy is chaos and violence

In this episode of Mapping Faultlines, NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent French withdrawal from Mali and their legacy of violence and instability in the entire region

Mali kicks out the French. What next?

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.

France withdraws from Mali, but continues to devastate Africa’s Sahel

France’s attempt to play “good armed groups” against “bad armed group,” combined with the civilian casualties of its military operations turned the people of Mali away

Withdrawal of French troops from Mali is a historic, anti-imperialist victory

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.

France announces troop withdrawal from Mali after nearly a decade and other stories

Today we look at the withdrawal of French troops from Mali after 9 years, a report on Dutch colonial violence during Indonesia’s independence war, and more

Report finds Canadian TRC’s major calls to action still unaddressed and other stories

Today we look at a report on the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, France’s withdrawal from the Timbuktu military base in Mali, and more

ECOWAS suspends Mali’s membership after military coup

The Economic Community of the West African States took action against Mali following the coup last week when president Bah Ndaw and prime minister Moctar Ouane were arrested and forced to resign

Anti-imperialist protests-France Anti-imperialists protest French-led Operation Barkhane in the Sahel

Groups have called the prolonged military campaign a French ploy to continue its hegemony over former colonies in Africa and to safeguard its stakes in mining in the region