Significant progress on funding and co-ordination, but problematic partnerships with local militias and abuses by security services still hamper prospects for EU’s Sahel strategy
A shocking report on the apparent slave trade in migrants trapped in Libya has focused European attention on combatting smugglers. But ‘cracking down’ on migrant networks is not the answer.
UNSC delegation continues to focus on technical implementation rather than tackling political problems
The recent high-level Paris meeting on managing migration from Africa still falls far short of resolving the issue
France is pushing for regional military support, but the proposed force risks causing more harm than good
To foster long-term stability in Mali, the international community must not content itself with the implementation of technicalities
The war in Mali continues to expand, even as the country’s peace process stumbles ever onward.
The kidnapping of four ICRC workers by prominent political figures in Mali indicates that the Jihadists might be holding the peace process hostage as well as its aid workers
The political response to the migrant crisis that has captivated Europe in recent months has centered mostly on migrant flows from the Middle East…