warnoir, to Russia
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#Russia / #Mali (#Sahel) 🇷🇺🇲🇱: "#Wagner PMC" and Malian Army reportedly killed 30 #JNIM (Al-Qaeda) militants in the village of Mourdia, #Koulikoro.

As a result RPG-7 Launchers, PG-7V/PG-7VM rockets, AK-103(-2) rifles, PK/Type 80 machine guns and AKM/Type 56 rifles were captured.

https://x.com/war_noir/status/1795054483866587314

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simulatedchollas, to worldwithoutus
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Russia has tightened its hold over the Sahel region – and now it’s looking to Africa’s west coast (theconversation.com)

Niger’s military government sides with Russia in the latest sign of Moscow’s growing influence in Africa. Armed troops in Niger overthrew the government in July 2023, seizing power for themselves. The following months were rife with speculation that the military government would align with Moscow and possibly form ties with...

snoopy, to worldwithoutus

La crise du Sahel est-elle une crise agraire ?

@monde
revue-sesame-inrae.fr/la-crise-du-sahel-est-elle-une-crise-agraire/

La répétition de coups d’Etats dans des pays du Sahel, qui s’est accompagnée d’une brutale dégradation des relations diplomatiques avec la France, accrédite l’existence d’une crise sahélienne. Dans des pays dont la population est encore très majoritairement rurale et agricole, nous questionnons les ressorts agraires de cette crise.

Même si nous mettons l’accent sur les trois pays du centre ouest du Sahel (Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger), notre propos vaut aussi pour l’ensemble du Sahel (voir carte en bas de page).

Nous considérons par ce terme la zone de steppes soumise à un climat semi-aride qui s’étend autour du 13e parallèle (400-800mm de précipitations annuelles), séparant le désert saharien des zones de savanes soudaniennes3 plus humides, allant d’Ouest en Est du Sahel atlantique (Mauritanie et Sénégal) à la vallée du Nil (Soudan).

Ce questionnement des fondements agricoles de la crise implique de prendre en compte un temps plus long que l’écume de l’actualité et de considérer les transformations profondes qui affectent les territoires ruraux dans leur diversité.

afrofeminas, to TierraSapiens
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El cambio climático alimenta una ola de calor mortal en la región del Sahel
Una ola de calor inusualmente intensa y letal arrasó la región del Sahel en África Occidental durante todo el mes de abril, con temperaturas que superaron los 45 grados (113 grados Fahren
https://afrofeminas.com/2024/04/22/el-cambio-climatico-alimenta-una-ola-de-calor-mortal-en-la-region-del-sahel/

clacke, to worldwithoutus

"Permaculture instructor Andrew Millison journeys with the UN World Food Programme to the Northern border of Senegal to see an innovative land recovery project within the Great Green Wall of Africa that is harvesting rainwater, increasing food security, and rehabilitating the ecosystem."

"How the UN is Holding Back the Sahara Desert"

farside.link/invidious/watch?v…

youtube.com/watch?v=WCli0gyNwL…




How the UN is Holding Back the Sahara Desert

fulelo, to drones
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The boss lady on a morning, after celebrating 's New York Festivals award... yet despite the jolly distraction, she subbed and updated our latest episode on - including attacking , a deep dive into the and drone use in the , plus a bit of history from the Queen bee on and and production - tune in, , you'll like it:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct6qpc

tagesschau, to worldwithoutus German
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Söldner im Sahel: Russland umschmeichelt Afrikas Putschisten

Russland baut seinen Einfluss in Afrika beständig aus. Seit der Umbenennung der Wagner-Truppe in "Afrikakorps" hat ihre Bedeutung dort sogar zugenommen. Vor wenigen Tagen sind etwa 100 Soldaten im Sahel-Staat Niger eingetroffen. Von Kai Küstner.

➡️ https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/afrika/sahel-soeldner-russland-100.html?at_medium=mastodon&at_campaign=tagesschau.de

br00t4c, to worldwithoutus
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livus, to worldnews
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Great article on the effects of the "war on terror" in the .
https://jacobin.com/2024/04/us-counterterrorism-niger-mali-west-africa

South Sudan’s disrupted oil exports due to neighboring Sudan’s civil war could escalate insecurity (northafricapost.com)

The disruption of oil exports from South Sudan after one of its key oil pipelines to international markets was damaged in February could further escalate already acute level of violence and in security in the country, experts have warned....

czottmann, to permaculture
@czottmann@norden.social avatar

This is great:

> instructor Andrew Millison journeys with the UN World Food Programme to the Northern border of to see an innovative land recovery project within the Great Green Wall of Africa that is harvesting rainwater, increasing food security, and rehabilitating the ecosystem.

12 minutes well spent!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCli0gyNwL0

polgeonow, to random
@polgeonow@mstdn.social avatar

Two weeks ago, military juntas controlling , , and announced their countries' "immediate withdrawal" from , 's regional integration bloc. This is a big deal.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/1/28/niger-mali-burkina-faso-announce-withdrawal-from-ecowas

But it can't legally go into effect right away...

@geography @geopolitics

polgeonow, (edited )
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The treaty, which is incorporated into the laws of , , and through past ratification, states in Article 91 that member countries can only withdraw from the organization after "one year's notice in writing".

https://investmentpolicy.unctad.org/international-investment-agreements/treaty-files/5476/download

What's more...

@geography @geopolitics

Our Next Geopolitical Crisis Will Be African — In The Sahel (worldcrunch.com)

The next major geopolitical conflict is brewing in the Sahel region, in the north-central stretch of Africa south of the Sahara. Islamists and armed militias are plunging the entire region into chaos, and it is even possible a new jihadist emirate may emerge. Experts are already predicting there will be thousands of new...

Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger quit Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) (www.dw.com)

The leaders of the three Sahel nations said it was a "sovereign decision" to leave the Economic Community of West African States "without delay." Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, said Sunday they are leaving the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) immediately....

polgeonow, to France
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br00t4c, to worldwithoutus
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Amid Africa's Spate of Coups, Improved Election Observation Will be Crucial to Transition

https://www.justsecurity.org/90255/amid-africas-spate-of-coups-improved-election-observation-will-be-crucial-to-transition/

theceoofanarchism, to France
@theceoofanarchism@kolektiva.social avatar

France’s Long Legacy of Colonialism Lives on in Sahel Crisis

"The invisible yet rampant exploitation of the postcolonial period, Françafrique meant colonialism without responsibility; the exploitation of African labor, resources and independence itself for foreign profit."

"French policy has heightened local conflicts: propping up undemocratic regimes, killing thousands of civilians and strengthening the very military forces seizing power."

https://truthout.org/articles/frances-long-legacy-of-colonialism-lives-on-in-sahel-crisis/

br00t4c, to worldwithoutus
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[Op Ed] Why Russia is building a nuclear power plant in Burkina Faso (english.nv.ua)

Russia is going to build a nuclear power plant in Burkina Faso. This news was reported by Reuters, citing statements by the local Ministry of Energy. If the project is implemented, the country will become the third on the continent to have a nuclear power plant. One plant is built on French reactors and operates in South Africa....

br00t4c, to worldwithoutus
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Moscow's man in Africa: Yevgeny Prigozhin and the collapse of the French empire

Before his sudden demise, the shadowy Wagner Group leader helped unravel 60 years of French domination in Africa

#colonialism #africa #france #russia #prigozhin #wagnergroup #sahel #mali #francophonie #francafrique

https://www.salon.com/2023/10/22/moscows-man-in-africa-yevgeny-prigozhin-and-the-collapse-of-the-french-empire_partner/

phillipdewet, to random

Interesting broad-sweep-of-history observation about the new alliance, out of Jerusalem this morning: there was a time when South Africa and Rhodesia banded together to fight efforts to end white minority rule.

They too claimed to be fighting terrorism and foreign interference.

But Europe can't afford to let jihadism flourish in the Sahel. Eventually, its electorate will demand action – with or without consent from coup leaders.

https://www.news24.com/news24/africa/news/coup-led-mali-niger-and-burkina-faso-establish-sahel-alliance-for-mutual-defence-20230917

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