Bruised in Africa, Macron is looking for a chance to hit back at Russia in its own backyard in the Caucasus and Central Asia. But he’s punching way above his weight, writes M.K. Bhadrakumar.
When Will the Stars Align Again for Burkina Faso?
The Sahel coups are against conditions of life afflicting most of the region’s people, writes Vijay Prashad — conditions created by theft of sovereignty by multinationals and the old colonial ruler.
Mali & the French Project in Africa’s Sahel
Despite all the talk of trade, Vijay Prashad says the real focus of the G5 Sahel was always going to be security.
AFRICA: Deby’s Death, Chad’s Crisis & the Ghosts of Libya
Danny Sjursen says it is no accident that some 60 percent of the coups in Africa over the last half century occurred in former French colonies.
A Convergence of Calamities
Nick Turse reports on a humanitarian catastrophe that has only begun to unfold and has already uprooted more people than during all of World War II.
Displaced by Desert: Expanding Sahara Leaves Broken Families & Violence in its Wake
Issa Sikiti da Silva reports on the struggles for many in the Sahel, the area between the Sahara in the north and the Sudanian Savanna in the south where temperatures are rising faster than anywhere else on Earth.