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Nigeria: Super Eagles Go in Search of History in Brazil

Nigeria will go in search of history when they take on France in their World Cup second round match in Brasília on Monday. Twice before Nigeria have reached the second round of the World Cup, but on both occasions in 1994 and 1998, they exited in the first knockout stage. continue reading »

Bouteflika and Algeria in search of leadership in the Sahel

Brussels – Abdelaziz Bouteflika – health permitting – will most likely be the main interlocutor for governments in the Sahel  for the next 5 years. The 76-year-old independence veteran has ended months of speculation over his political future by announcing he is running for a fourth term in April’s election after 15 years in office. His victory is easily predictable.

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France is no longer needed

Pratt Institute professor Ellery Washington writing in The New York Times:

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Mali (and France) a year later

A year ago, on January 11, 2013, France launched Operation Serval, sending 4000 troops into Mali. At the time, many supported this intervention. According to one poll, as many as 96% of Malians initially supported the French intervention.

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Interview. Antonin Tisseron: “Libya, the new sanctuary for terrorism in the Sahel”

Following Operation Serval in Mali and in the absence of any control over Libyan territory by Tripoli, Libya has become the new sanctuary for terrorists in the Sahel. This is the opinion of numerous experts in the region, including Antonin Tisseron, a research fellow at the Thomas More Institute in Paris. In an interview with Afronline.org and African media, this specialist in security issues and the fight against terrorism in the Maghreb and Sahel mentioned the “lack of coordination” between the two regions and particularly the ambiguous role of Algeria in the Sahel crisis.

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€3.25 Billion Mobilised By International Community to Rebuild Mali

An international donor conference ‘Together for a new Mali’, organised by the European Union and France, together with Mali, took place in Brussels today. Represented at the highest levels, the international community has mobilised decisively in support of Mali’s development priorities.

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