West Africa

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Assistance or Alibi?
Assistance or Alibi?

Strengthening regional players in Africa

18/10/2012 | by Henning Riecke | Mali, CSDP

The European Union has decided to support the new Malian government in reclaiming sovereign control over the northern parts of Mali. The EU will create a small training mission for Bamako to help it better cope with the Islamist occupation of this territory, which makes up the greater part of the country.

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Sub-Saharan Africa

01/05/2004 | by Helmut Strizek | Geographical areas of Africa, Security

Sub-Saharan Africa is in far deeper trouble than it should be. Although this region does have substantial natural deficits, its greatest disadvantages are man-made: failing governance, war, and harmful outside meddling.