Chad downsizes its armed forces in the Sahel: Islamist terrorism and France

Chad downsizes its armed forces in the Sahel: Islamist terrorism and France Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The armed forces of Chad are known throughout the Sahel and Lake Chad region for their professionalism in fighting against several Sunni Islamist terrorist groups. However, political tensions and other negative forces beset Chad.…

The Central Sahel: A Perfect Sandstorm

The Central Sahel: A Perfect Sandstorm International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The huge, sparsely populated, impoverished Sahel is affected by growing numbers of jihadi extremists and illicit activities, including arms, drugs and human trafficking, estimated to generate $3.8 billion annually. Borders are porous, government reach limited. Populations and unemployment are soaring. Within this perfect storm…