France supported the African country’s military-ruled government, angering Chadians and opening old wounds of the European country’s past colonial practices.
Forces linked to Russia operating in the Central African Republic have executed, tortured, and beaten civilians since 2019, according to Human Rights Watch.
As concerns over human rights grow, Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council in a confidential report that Mali's counter-terrorism efforts had "disastrous consequences for the civilian population".
Thousands of foreign fighters from Europe have responded to Ukrainian call to fight against Russians.
The French president is learning yet another hard lesson in foreign policy mere weeks before the April presidential election.
UN chief Antonio Guterres says the body has found evidence that the Central African Republic's army and its foreign supporters violated international humanitarian law.
Russia has nothing to do with military contractors working in Mali, President Putin says while visiting French President Macron refuses to make a statement on Putin's assertion despite opposing mercenary activity in the West African country.
Moscow has sent troops to over a dozen countries with varying reasons since Vladimir Putin came to power just before the turn of the millennium.
The latest crisis in Kazakhstan has resulted in Russia using a military organisation it leads to intervene in the country. But that’s not the only tool Russia has.
The collapse happened in a closed mine in West Kordofan, where miners wanted to continue to extract gold. A lot of mines around the region are under military control.
Bamako and Moscow are only involved in a state-to-state partnership and Russia is only supporting the country's national defence and security forces, Mali says.
Accusing Moscow of funding the mercenaries, western countries including Canada, Germany, France and the UK said the deployment of fighters can only further deteriorate the security situation in West Africa.
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