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“The jihadist flag should fly” over the Malian city of Ménaka, warns the Nigerien president

Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum gave an interview to Marc Perelman of FRANCE 24 and Christophe Boisbouvier of RFI on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Bazoum expressed concern about the deteriorating security situation in Mali and the jihadist threat hanging over the Malian town of Ménaka in the wake of the French military withdrawal. He also mentioned the case of 46 Ivorian soldiers detained in Mali, accused of being mercenaries. Bazoum recalled that the Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara had…

Operation “Menaka without weapons”, a first assessment

In Mali, this initiative is in the city and region of Ménaka in the northern part of the country. An operation carried out jointly by the Malian army and the armed groups that have signed the peace agreement, called "Menaka without weapons", was launched just over a month ago. This operation aims to reduce terrorist attacks, but also actions by bandits that are frequent in the area.…

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