Why France wont Quit Sahel Despite Discontent with Presence-Analysis

By Roland Klohi While the Sahel states seem to be increasingly in difficulty in the face of a jihadist threat which is constantly reinventing itself, the French military presence appears inevitable, notwithstanding the criticisms it is subjected to, against a background of growing anti-French resentment in the region. 2019 has been a particularly trying year […]

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Insurgency: Niger Fingers Turkey as 14 Soldiers Were Ambushed

*Nigerian Army Chief Tasks Troops Niger on Christmas day arrested two Turkish citizens and a local collaborator as they arrived Niamey from Istanbul for trying to provide logistical support and weapons to the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara. While details are still sketchy,Turkey was accused of using the Turkish built (Build& operate) international Airport […]

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Oil Hits highest since September on Trade Hopes, OPEC cuts

Oil rose further above $67 a barrel to its highest in over three months on Thursday, buoyed by a report showing lower U.S. crude inventories, by hopes of an end to the China-U.S. trade dispute and OPEC-led efforts to constrain supply. The American Petroleum Institute, an oil industry group, said late on Tuesday that U.S. […]

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Ivory Coast: Guillaume Soro Speaks:’Due to Threats,Captain Diverted Flight to Accra ‘

*Ghana Refused us Entrance into Accra *An EU Country Accepted us*Paris is Behind Third Term Plot “Dear all, The day of December 23, 2019 will remain in my memory a very sad and painful memory. The brutality of the repression which fell on the adherents of GPS and all political parties and close political movements as […]

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Guinea: President Conde,Tinubu’s Friend,Persecutes Fulani Dominated Opposition

*ECOWAS Turns Blind Eye  *Opposition Threatens to Distrupt February Polls *President Insists on Third Term President Alpha Conde of Guinea is repressing political opposition in his country over his bid to amend the constitution for third term. The interesting thing about the emerging crisis in that country is that the Fulanis are the single largest […]

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Niger Leader Clarifies Confusion over ECO Currency: “It’s not CFA under Another Name”

Nigerian President,Muhammadu Issoufou has clarified recent decision of Ex-French colonies to exit CFA Franc,declaring firmly that ECO will be linked to all major international currencies. There has been confusion across the former colonies since the announcement by Ivorien and French  leaders on the adoption of ECO as a replacement for the old CFA Franc. While […]

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Wike Bombs Dickson:” You Gave Bayelsa Guber To APC To Avoid Prosecution By EFCC”

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has alleged his Bayelsa counterpart Seriake Dickson colluded with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to lose the just-concluded governorship election. Dickson, he alleged, struck a deal with the APC to lose in state in exchange for protection from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after handing over. APC’s […]

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Grave Mistake & Fault of France’: Macron Blasts Colonialism

RT:Emmanuel Macron delved into his country’s imperial past, saying France’s territorial conquests were a mistake that should be fixed – including by welcoming African countries reforming the colonial-era franc.   France was often viewed as having a “hegemonic view and the trappings of colonialism, which was a grave mistake and a fault of the Republic,” Macron […]

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