Burkina Faso Is the New Flashpoint in France’s War on Terror

Burkina Faso Is the New Flashpoint in France’s War on Terror

France’s Sahel-wide “Operation Barkane” has recently been forced to pay increasing attention to the upsurge of terrorism in Burkina Faso, which is quickly turning into another flashpoint in the War on Terror. The G5 Sahel & “Operation Barkhane” Most of the world missed it last week because of the global hysteria surrounding Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation…

Is the Central African Republic Turning into Mali 2.0?

Is the Central African Republic Turning into Mali 2.0?

The killing of three Russian journalists in the Central African Republic at the suspected hands of Arabic-speaking turbaned rebels suggests that the country is at risk of repeating the Malian scenario of 2012 when Islamic terrorists hijacked a local insurgency in their bid to build a proto-Daesh caliphate. Details are still streaming in about the…

Ethnically Driven Terrorist Murders in Mali Might Spark a Regional Meltdown

Ethnically Driven Terrorist Murders in Mali Might Spark a Regional Meltdown

40 members of the Tuareg minority that’s indigenous to the sparsely populated but geographically grand two-thirds of Mali were killed near the Nigerien border by what are suspected to be Fulani members of Daesh’s regional franchise of the so-called “Islamic State of the Greater Sahara” (ISGS), which is the same group that’s responsible for last…

The Southern Front: Why Saudi Arabia, UAE Gave US$130 Million to Africa Force

The Southern Front: Why Saudi Arabia, UAE Gave US$130 Million to Africa Force

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have followed the United States in funding a five-nation armed force designed to stop the march of Islamist extremists in Africa. But why is the Sahel, a semi-arid region just south of the Sahara Desert, causing alarm? Saudi Arabia pledged US$100 million December 13 towards a special anti-terror force…