Journalist, lecturer in geopolitics and international relations and producer at Africa N°1
In Éclipse sur l’Afrique. Fallait-il tuer Kadhafi?•1 published in 2014, the Gabonese diplomat Jean Ping, former Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU), sets out his view of the war in Libya in 2011, which led to the fall of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi and his subsequent death. A real indictment of “the marginalisation of Africa by the Western powers”, this book is also a desperate admission of the AU’s powerlessness on the international...
There was little comment on the affair at the time. On 25 February 2010, in a disturbing scenario at Bamako airport, the Malian authorities handed over to President Nicolas Sarkozy in person a French hostage, Pierre Camatte, kidnapped a year earlier by the armed group Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQMI). The man, presented by the French media as a spy masquerading as a humanitarian worker, had just been released by his captors, in exchange for the freedom of four prisoners, members of AQMI.
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