Has the Sahel Slipped Into a New Post-Jihadist Era

Military solutions have clearly not been successful in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel. The lessons of America's war in Afghanistan should have forced the international community to face facts: guns alone cannot defeat ideology nor solve the structural problems feeding the radicalisation of the young people who continue to join Boko Haram and the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, writes Bakary Sambe for The Conversation.

The G5 Sahel HQ destroyed by a terrorist attack on 29 June 2018 in Mopti, Mali (file photo).

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