a second French military base transferred to the Malians

French soldiers stand near a convoy of armored vehicles on March 27, 2019, during the start of the French force’s operation “Barkhane” in the Gourma region of Mali. DAPHNE BENOIT / AFP The anti-jihadist force “Barkhane” transferred the base in Tessalit, in the north of the country, to the Malian army, as part of the … Read more

The Malians have more confidence in their army than in “Barkhane” or the Minusma

Supporters of the president of the transition, Colonel Assimi Goïta, in Bamako, June 7, 2021. ANNIE RISEMBERG / AFP Surveying public opinion in Mali is a difficult challenge. In this desert country twice the size of France, where jihadist groups and militias control more than two-thirds of the territory, the voice of citizens often remains … Read more