Wednesday 2nd June, 6:30PM BST
PS21 is excited to be partnering with Saferworld and the War Pod to bring you a regional focus event on ‘Recalibrating external missions to the Sahel: Is no intervention better than these interventions?’
Following the second coup in Mali in less than a year, the assassination of Chadian President Déby and an attempted coup in Niger, the situation in the Sahel region of West Africa has never been more tense. European, U.S. and French forces are intervening alongside the regional Joint Force and UN Peacekeeping mission MINUSMA (which hosts British troops) to tackle the security challenges in the region and defeat armed groups, but Sahelian security forces, often trained by intervening missions, are complicit in violence against civilians and the political elites do not appear willing to address abuses.
Abigail Watson – Conflict and Security Policy Coordinator at Saferworld.
Delina Goxho – independent security analyst and PhD candidate at Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Superiore San’Anna.
Ornella Moderan – head of Sahel Programme at the Institute for Security Studies in Bamako
Dr Nina Wilen – Africa Director at Egmont Institute in Brussels
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