What comes subsequent after France ends Sahel navy mission? | Battle


From: Inside Story

President Emmanuel Macron pronounces finish to Operation Barkhane after 9 years of combined outcomes.

France is formally ending its largest abroad navy mission.

Operation Barkhane was launched in 2014 within the Sahel area in Africa.

Its goal was to keep up safety and fight armed teams linked to ISIL (ISIS) and al-Qaeda.

At its top, 5,500 French troopers operated alongside native armies in Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad.

However the mission was criticised for failing to supply outcomes and have become unpopular.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron introduced the top of the operation whereas launching a nationwide strategic evaluation of the navy’s goals for the following decade.

So what choices are left for the Sahel?

Presenter: Nastasya Tay


Jean-Hervé Jezequel – Venture director for the Sahel, Disaster Group

Niagalé Bagayoko – Chair of the African Safety Sector Community (ASSN)

Chukwuemeka Eze – Government director, West Africa Community for Peacebuilding

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