With the end of both Operation Barkhane and the reduction of the UN mission, MINUSMA, Northern Mali, is at risk of yet another escalation of violence. As International troops draw back from the country, radical groups have started to fight each other. At the same
This article reviews Operation Barkhane, the French operation to stabilize the Sahel region of Africa. In the article, the author reviews the initial operation’s motivations, activities, and eventual conclusion. In addition to these milestones, the author also reviews how Operation Barkhane, and its accompanying successes
Ever since Muhammadu Buhari was elected President of Nigeria, he focuses his words and activities on destroying Boko Haram in order to bring peace and stability to the country and its neighbors. The president is deeply involved in a series of activities on different levels:
Summary: In their July 2021 article, Global Jihad in Africa: Risks and Challenges, the authors detailed the spread of Islamic terrorist organizations in Africa—specifically ISIS and al-Qaeda—and highlighted the challenges in contending with them. Their main conclusion was that a joint umbrella/master strategy would be
While the eyes of the world focus on Iraq and Syria to monitor the coalition forces’ progress against the Islamic State in Mosul and Al-Raqqa, the biggest democratic nation in Africa, Nigeria, records a military victory over a radical Islamic organization named Boko Haram.
It is obvious that Climate change favorized the survival of Boko Haram, chased from north-east Nigeria territories. The fact that the group is decentralized renders military operations, at all levels, more difficult, but feasible with adequate personnel and equipment. Merely a military approach will not
Since May 21st, 2021, all eyes have been focused on the elimination of Boko Haram’s leader Abu Baku Shekau. History shows us, that since 2009, Shekau has been allegedly killed four time on the battlefield. The last time, by the way, in 2016, he was
France’s strategy in the Sahel is directed at the region’s countries – partnerships in the fight against all elements of radical Islam that threatens the region. In this context, France strives to ensure the continuation of an active military partnership coupled with ensuring the ability