Coups d’état and Political Instability in the Western Sahel: - Implications for the Fight against Terrorism and Violent Extremism
21 May 2022
Coups d’état and Political Instability in the Sahel: Implications for the Fight against Terrorism and Violent Extremism 3 The deteriorating security situation in the of the recent coups d’état and resulting Western Sahel has elicited support from the political instability on the fight against terrorism international community. [...] The 15 January 2016 double may be attributed to several factors, including terrorist attacks on the Splendid Hotel and the COVID-19 pandemic; the intensification the Cappuccino restaurant in Ouagadougou, of counter-terrorism operations by Operation in which 30 people were killed, changed the Barkhane, the G-5 Sahel Joint Taskforce, and terrorism landscape in the country.18 the Malian forces; as we. [...] 12 Coups d’état and Political Instability in the Sahel: Implications for the Fight against Terrorism and Violent Extremism the PSC decision on Chad as a double Implications on the Fight against standard in asserting the AU’s principles on Violent Extremism and Terrorism unconstitutional changes of government.25 The ongoing political crisis in the Western Both the AU and ECOWAS Sahel will no doubt. [...] There are limited resources for Western allies due to the coup; the alleged strengthening the country’s socio-political new orientation of the military and security resilience to overcome the persistent cooperation of the country with non-state challenges and to support the political actors; as well as the diplomatic, trade and transition processes. [...] Depending on Given the international condemnation of how the political situation evolves, the joint the coup, transitional authorities are unlikely operations and capacity of the two dominant to benefit from the same support as the ad hoc coalitions in the region, namely the democratic regime before them had received MNJTF and the G5-Sahel Force, may be to equip the security and defence forces.