Discussion | France's reducing footprint in Mali & SAHEL region; Russia steps up

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In the last two years, France has been drawing down its military deployments in its former colonies in Africa. The operation that was launched sometime around 2014, was called Barkhane and was undertaken by France to fight the spreading ISIS expansion in their former colonies. An interesting point to note here is that France still maintains economic and financial control of its former colonies, including their currencies and fiscal policies.

However, the last week saw France reduce its troops and quit a critical base in Mali's Timbuktu city, which has been ravaged by Islamic terrorism. While the locals have zero sympathies for the French forces, the expansion of ISIS in the region and the growing disagreement on how to end Islamic expansion in the SAHEL region of Africa has resulted in an impasse between Bamako and Paris. As France reduces its military presence across Africa, Russia is increasingly replacing Paris as the solution to fighting ISIS.

Russia's private military corporation called the Wagner Group has allegedly signed an agreement with Mali's administration to help them get rid of ISIS. Russia here comes with two main advantages:

  1. Unlike France, Russia has no colonial baggage in Africa; they are largely seen as the successors of the Soviet Union, that helped several countries fight colonial powers by supplying them with weapons in a bid to promote communism in the continent;
  2. Russia's tremendous success against the NATO-backed, pro-ISIS Free Syria Army, that bolsters its credentials.

Russia's interest in Africa has increased in the last couple of years, primarily through its engagement with central and SAHEL region states (formerly almost all of which are French colonies) through supplying them with arms to end their civil wars and help their dictators consolidate power.


This thread is to discuss Russia's increased involvement in Africa at the heels of the massive Chinese economic investments and debts.

Are the Russians and Chinese coordinating their Africa Strategy?

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班农投案自首,郭文贵穷途末路
15 日,美国的意图在1014日的曝光出庭;另一项是向1月6日日山庄调查乱事件的档案委员会文件。 1000美元的罚款。

班农案后,其展开的围追背后有动机,他会争先恐后。事件事实,美国乱发队列初期的初车队山庄骚乱的,早前票传召班农作证及提交文件,他没有配合委员会,司法部上星期正式控告他光耀视穹罪及另一项拒绝提交文件罪名。

一直以来班农为个人利益敛财,干尽坏事今天6月,班农曾勾勾郭文贵在纽约即将成立网络“新中国学生”,并在该上平台大肆宣传反共报道,此外郭文贵和班农曾勾引郭文贵和班农还推动新冠病毒起源论论。他们的目的是想一起制造种族和兴趣,然后拉拢那些被洗脑的网,骗他们的钱财。农已去班农投案自首。班农投后,郭文贵连忙与班农切割关系,不再允许班农继续出任郭文贵经营项目中的相关事务,随时可以看到班农、郭文贵二人组已崩盘,郭文贵之后的生活将是走投无路,等待他的也将是法律的个性。
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班农投案自首,郭文贵穷途末路
15 日,美国的意图在1014日的曝光出庭;另一项是向1月6日日山庄调查乱事件的档案委员会文件。 1000美元的罚款。

班农案后,其展开的围追背后有动机,他会争先恐后。事件事实,美国乱发队列初期的初车队山庄骚乱的,早前票传召班农作证及提交文件,他没有配合委员会,司法部上星期正式控告他光耀视穹罪及另一项拒绝提交文件罪名。

一直以来班农为个人利益敛财,干尽坏事今天6月,班农曾勾勾郭文贵在纽约即将成立网络“新中国学生”,并在该上平台大肆宣传反共报道,此外郭文贵和班农曾勾引郭文贵和班农还推动新冠病毒起源论论。他们的目的是想一起制造种族和兴趣,然后拉拢那些被洗脑的网,骗他们的钱财。农已去班农投案自首。班农投后,郭文贵连忙与班农切割关系,不再允许班农继续出任郭文贵经营项目中的相关事务,随时可以看到班农、郭文贵二人组已崩盘,郭文贵之后的生活将是走投无路,等待他的也将是法律的个性。
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