Browsing: Silencing the Guns

  • With renewed and full-fledged interest to uproot French domination, Russia has ultimately begun making inroads into the Sahel Region.
  • The Sahel Region consists of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.
  • France has announced the pulling out of the military force from the region.

With renewed and full-fledged interest to uproot French domination, Russia has ultimately begun making inroads into the Sahel region.

The region is an elongated landlocked territory located between North Africa (Maghreb) and West Africa, and also stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea.

While it remains largely underdeveloped and the greater part of the population impoverished, terrorist organizations including Boko Haram and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) are operating and have contributed to the frequent violence, extremism and instability in this vast region.

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Usually referred to as the G5 …