The Heat: Western Forces Leave Sahel

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African countries in the Sahel region have asked western forces to withdraw. Burkina-Faso, Mali, Chad and Niger have expelled the French military and now Chad and Niger have revoked security pacts with the Americans. What is behind that move and how will that impact the region?

Joining the discussion: 

  • Joseph Ochieno is a Writer and Commentator on African Affairs. 
  • Abduallahi Boru Halakhe is an Africa Security and Policy Analyst. 
  • Anton Fedyashin is a Professor of History at American University. 
  • Michael Maloof is a Former Pentagon Senior Security Policy Analyst.