Andrew Lebovich

G5 Sahel: Much done, more to do

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

Misunderstanding migration in North and West Africa

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.

Taking Mali hostage

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

Beyond securitisation in the Sahel

The political response to the migrant crisis that has captivated Europe in recent months has centered mostly on migrant flows from the Middle East…