Eurafrique: new paradigms, but old ideas, for France in the Sahel

The Sahel has become a nest of instability where terrorism, drug trafficking, smuggling, corruption and many other illnesses have taken root. Consequently, European actors are heavily investing in the region, with France in the lead. Yet, these threats on their own do not explain France’s eagerness to invest in the Sahel. For France, it is also a way to strengthen its (military) position in the region, which can be ‘understood by looking back at France’s colonial era ‘Eurafrique’ project.

Source: BROKERS