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What is the G5 Sahel, from which Mali has announced its withdrawal, and what is its future?

FOCUS – Regional cooperation largely funded by international aid was born in 2014 to fight against the threat of terrorism through security and development projects.

Thunderbolt in the Sahel, Bamako wants to leave regional cooperation. The Malian government announced on Sunday evening its desireto withdraw from all organs and bodies of the G5 Sahel, including the Joint Force“. The cause ? The coalition isinstrumentalized» by the «outside“, Estimates in a press release the executive installed after the military coup in May 2021, and which accumulates the taking of distance with Paris.

What is this Joint Force, and why these accusations? Can the Malian withdrawal precipitate this regional cooperation in the fight against terrorism?

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