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Sahel

French warriors and Norwegian soldiers in the Sahel

Nathaniel K. Powell: France's Wars in Chad: Military Intervention and Decolonization in Africa

SMALL: No one in the Norwegian government can have read Nathaniel Powell's new book France's War in Chad: Military Intervention and Decolonization in Africa. Had they done so, they would never have sent Norwegian soldiers to the French military force Takuba in Mali.

Democracy in French-speaking Africa

Leonardo Villalon, Rahmane Idrissa (ed.): Democratic Struggle, Institutional Reform, and State Resilience in the African Sahel

SAHEL IN ENGLISH: France has, in a strange way, managed to preserve the hegemony over its former colonies, also in terms of the dissemination of knowledge. This book is a much-needed exception, which provides the background for understanding the recent coup in Mali.

Crises are good store

Baz Lecocq, Amy Niang: Identity societies and temps of crisis

AFRICA: Very many consultants and contract researchers have made good money on the crises in the belt that stretches across Africa. The Sahel has become important not only for Norway, but also for the EU and the USA.