An unidentıfied aircraft flew in the dead of night in the Central African Republic and dropped bombs near a base hosting notorious Russian mercenaries, the Wagner Group.
Following in the footsteps of its European partners, Britain too has cut short its troop deployment with the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Mali, six months earlier than planned.
Mali's government demands the French president "understand that no one can love Mali better than Malians" after Macron urged Bamako to build a framework that allows an effective fight against terrorists.
The British defence ministry says the move shows Russian forces are under pressure and that the mercenaries are unlikely to make up for the loss of regular infantry units.
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.
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