News stories about the Ogossagou massacre that killed more than 161 people, the death of Malian soldiers at the hands of jihadi terrorists, as well as the resignation of the Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga hardly paint a picture of progress towards inter-communal peace in that country. In fact, an analysis of MINUSMA (the Read More…
Prospects for the Canadian Forces in UN Peacekeeping Operations in the Sahel
Ryan Atkinson discusses the prospects of a possible Canadian peace operation in the Sahel.
L’argent n’a pas d’odeur: la croissance du paiement mobile en Afrique
Qu’est ce que le Mobile Money et quel est son impact régional en Afrique? Natasha Dobrijevic nous explique.
The Canadian Precedent, Mali and the World
Rejeanne Lacroix examines the need for dynamic military doctrine in relation to the CAF Child Soldiers Doctrine and upcoming peacekeeping operations in Mali. Has Canada provided the globe with a viable framework for this complex issue?
Canadian Military Presence in Mali: Weighing the Risks and Rewards
With the possibility that Canadian security forces may be deployed to Mali in order to aid a UN peacekeeping mission, it is necessary to understand what this mission would entail. Nabil Bhatia explains the Malian conflict and analyzes the moral and strategic dilemmas faced by the Canadian government in making this decision.
Unrest in Mali: Canada’s Role in Eradicating Terrorist Forces in West Africa
The security of Mali is of great concern to the international community and in particular to France. Roderick Ramsden examines the situation in Mali and discusses whether Canadian participation would be best suited for the ongoing UN mission or in partnership with France, in their broader operations.
Canada in North Africa: Leading from Behind?
Paul Pryce discusses the Canadian military’s increasing focus on logistics and training support in Africa and what this might mean for Canadian soft power.
Justice Flew Away
Malcolm McEachern discusses South Africa’s failure to arrest Omar al-Bashir after he attended an African Union meeting in South Africa, and what this means for the ICC.
Mali Election: A Final Conclusion or a New Beginning?
Chris Edwards on the future of Mali after this month’s successful presidential elections.
State of Emergency in Nigeria: No Easy Solution
Chris Edwards on the ongoing military operations in Nigeria and the history of Boko Haram in the country.