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10.10.2023 Viktor Mikhin

Three African countries, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali have signed a so-called security pact in response to repeated threats of “aggression” against Niger.  Niger’s new leadership has stated that it has agreed to a defense and security alliance that would allow the armies of Burkina Faso and Mali to enter the country and help it “in case of aggression.” The development came after General Abdourahamane Tchiani, President of the National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland (CNSP), ordered the French Ambassador to leave the country…

13.02.2023 Petr Kutsenkov

The economic situation in Mali is now undesirable: food prices have roughly doubled in a year – for example, if in 2022 one of the staple foods, “Tuo Zaafi (Tuo)” (African millet), cost 4,000 CFA francs per kilogram (which is also a lot, about the same as 400 RUB), it is now double that price. Petrol is very expensive: in Bamako, in terms of rubles, it is approximately 200 RUB per liter, and even...