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Sahel: the new Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger alliance begins to move

The new Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger alliance is starting to move. Ouagadougou approves the sending of troops to protect the Niamey Junta, based on an article in the AES “Liptako-Gourma Charter”, which imitates that of NATO

The new Sahel military alliance (AES) between Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger begins to move immediately. The Ouagadougou Parliament has in fact unanimously approved the sending of troops to the neighboring country to protect the Niamey council from a possible ECOWAS offensive. This, based on the principle enshrined in Article 6 of the “Liptako-Gourma Charter”, according to which an attack on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of one or more contracting parties in the African quadrant will be considered as an aggression against the entire bloc and will automatically trigger the duty of assistance and rescue, including military, to restore and guarantee security. In fact, the AES imitated Article 5 of NATO’s North Atlantic Treaty. Bamako’s decision is now awaited. Mali, however, unlike Burkina Faso, finds itself facing an internal problem that makes it difficult to unblock forces: that of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), which has declared war on the FAMA and on the Wagner group in the North, to which was added a sudden resurgence of attacks by the JNIM, a jihadist group close to al Qaeda.

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