Tag Archives: Sahel

Interview with Federica Mogherini: No conditionality, but partnership on Migration with Africa

Brussels – The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, has granted an exclusive interview to Afronline.org and partner African media outlets. After her recent visit to …

Interview with M. Issoufou, President of Niger: “Poverty remains the main ally of Jidahists”

Bruxelles – “No ransom was ever paid”. President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou denies the persistent rumors regarding the alleged payment of a  €20 million  ransom to the kidnappers of French hostages released in October after …

EU-USA: so close, so far from Sahel

Brussels – In an interview with Afronline.org and Sahel media, Bérangère Rouppert, a researcher in the Group for Research and Information on Peace and Security (GRIP, based in Brussels), gave an update of the situation …

Interview. Antonin Tisseron: “Libya, the new sanctuary for terrorism in the Sahel”

Following Operation Serval in Mali and in the absence of any control over Libyan territory by Tripoli, Libya has become the new sanctuary for terrorists in the Sahel. This is the opinion of numerous experts …

De Kerchove, EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator: “France is not alone in Sahel”

Brussels – “France is not alone in Sahel”. This statement was made by the EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator, Gilles De Kerchove, in an interview with Afronline.org and African media. “Sahel has become a top priority for …

With Billions of Euros Pledged, Mali Risks Aid Overflow

International donors pledged to mobilise 3.25 billion Euros to rebuild Mali, a figure that surpassed all expectations. But experts warn that the country does not have the absorption capacity for so much aid, while others …

Sahel Region Learning to Reap the Benefits of Shade

In Africa’s Sahel region, agroforestry techniques using traditional plantings known as “fertiliser trees” to increase soil fertility, as well as harvesting and grazing regulations, are offering new solutions to both food and human security. Such …