Mali’s plan for Russia mercenaries to replace French troops unsettles Sahel



Whether or not the Russians are sent to Mali, jihadist groups, which recently celebrated the exit of the US from Afghanistan and drew parallels with the French drawdown in West Africa, could seek to exploit the instability and scale up their attacks, prompting a fresh crisis in Mali, and its neighbours.

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Publish date : 2021-10-01 23:53:19

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