Burkina Faso crisis: a Sahel crisis PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 08 November 2014 16:41
The brutal collapse of the regime of Burkina Faso long lasting president, Blaise Campaoré, on Thursday 30 October, provides an opportunity to draw a few lessons to help understand the crisis of governance and security in the Sahel Sahara.  


Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 November 2014 16:50 )
The Deash threat and the Sahel PDF Print E-mail
Written by Boubacar S Traoré - ICP Paris   
Monday, 20 October 2014 10:58


The assassination of French Hervé Gourdel, in northern of Algeria, by a new terrorist group called “the Caliphate soldiers”, was a reminder of bad memories in the Sahel-Sahara zone.

This new group is an emanation of the GSPC Algerian. Initially it has acted as part of the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). More recently it has officially pledged loyalty to Daesh (Islamic State) by declaring itself “the Caliphate Soldiers”.



Last Updated ( Monday, 20 October 2014 11:15 )
Combatting Daech and the Sahel PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 29 September 2014 11:40

The anti-terrorist offensive of the international community, whose purpose is to hunt down Islamist fighters Daech ‘’ to the gates of hell ‘’, in the words of the American Vice President Joseph Biden, will not be easy. However, its fallouts on the ground and beyond, may have unintended consequences. That is sure unless the international community reviews its traditional approach to these kind of crises.




Last Updated ( Monday, 29 September 2014 12:06 )
The USA Africa Summit PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 03 August 2014 21:50

President Barack Obama will be hosting the first ever US - Africa Summit these 5 and 6 August in Washington DC. By itself, and beyond any expected outcome, the event is already an important recognition of the rising visibility of the African continent. What would be needed to ensure a successful conference?




Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 August 2014 22:50 )
The Sahel Sahara: negotiating is not enough. PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 12 July 2014 18:21

Still in deep turmoil, the Sahel region lives a crisis which gets more complicated with its roots deepening further in northern Mali, southern Libya and the Central African Republic. The crisis is further complicated by the approach of some central authorities, no doubts concerned by the continuing threats, but above all more eager to trade them against outside military and political support.




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