G5 Sahel summit: What future for the anti-Islamist alliance?

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  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “G5 Sahel summit: What future for the anti-Islamist alliance?” – below is their description.

    As this year’s #G5 #Sahel #summit kicks off in #Chad, #France is making no secret of the fact it wants to reduce the number of French troops fighting the jihadist threat in the region. So what will be France’s strategy going forward? Our Perspective guest today is Jerome Pigné, researcher and Sahel expert at the Thomas Moore Institute.

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