Mali: leave or stay, the still pending choice of France and Europeans against Wagner

A French army soldier, in an alley around Gao, Mali, on December 29, 2021. RAFAEL YAGHOBZADEH FOR “THE WORLD” Everyone agrees in Paris as in Brussels: the arrival of mercenaries from the private Russian company Wagner illustrates the ” flight forward “ of the junta in power in Mali since the coup d’etat of May … Read more

Franz Wagner from the Orlando Magic in the NBA: Better than Nowitzki

November 2, 2021 the Orlando Magic play against Minnesota: Franz Wagner pulls past an opponent to the basket, climbs up powerfully – and stuffs the ball over two defenders into the basket. On the sidelines, a substitute player turns wildly in circles, waves his towel and celebrates the spectacular Dunk: Brother Moritz. No German got … Read more

In Mali, Wagner mercenaries advance in the center of the country

There is no longer any doubt. Russian mercenaries affiliated with the private company Wagner are being deployed in Mali, and more particularly in the center of the country. While on Christmas Eve they were estimated at only forty individuals stationed on an air base backed by the airport of the capital, Bamako, their numbers now … Read more

“With the irruption of Wagner in Mali, we are witnessing the appearance of a kind of Wild West in international relations”

Tribune. The irruption of the Russian private military company Wagner in countries in crisis, such as Mali, is only one of the avatars of a more general movement. In reality, we are witnessing the emergence of a kind of Wild West in international relations under the combined effect of two factors. The first is the … Read more

Abuses and predations: the method of the Wagner militia in Africa

A Russian member of the Wagner group (left) and a United Nations forces soldier during an election rally for President of the Central African Republic Faustin-Archange Touadera, in Bangui, December 12, 2020. ANDRE BÂ / XINHUA / AP While the European Union sanctioned, Monday, December 13, the Russian paramilitary group Wagner as well as eight … Read more

European Union puts Russian mercenary company Wagner under sanctions

The European foreign ministers, during the meeting of the Union’s Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels, on December 13, 2021. VIRGINIA MAYO / AP The words were intended to be martial: at the end of the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council, Monday, December 13, in Brussels, it is “Unprecedented sanctions”, from “Serious political consequences” and … Read more

The Wagner group sanctioned by the European Union

A truck of the Russian private military group Wagner in the Central African Army (FACA) base in Bangassou, attacked and looted on January 3 by the rebels. Photo taken on February 3, 2021. ALEXIS HUGUET / AFP It is a message of firmness addressed to Moscow. The European Union (EU) sanctioned Russian private security company … Read more

In the Central African Republic, a battalion formed by the EU would be under the thumb of Wagner

A truck from the Wagner group, at an army base attacked by rebels, in Bangassou (Central African Republic), in February 2021. ALEXIS HUGUET / AFP To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates … Read more

Mali: European Union prepares sanctions against Russian group Wagner

Malian foreign ministers Abdoulaye Diop and Russian foreign ministers Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on November 11, 2021. YURI KOCHETKOV / AFP The European Union (EU) has found ” a consensus “ among its 27 member states to sanction the Russian group of mercenaries Wagner, whose Westerners fear an intervention in Mali, announced the head of … Read more