Q : With the withdrawal from Niger, which of your counter-terrorism strategies in the Sahel remains?
A : We refer you to President Macron’s remarks during his 8 p.m. news interviews on TF1 and France 2 on September 24:
“We will continue to help Africa fight against terrorism. But we will only do so if it is at the request of the democratically elected authorities and regional authorities.”
“There have been more Islamist terrorism-related deaths in Niger since the beginning of the coup than there were during the preceding 18 months.”