Germany’s future engagement in the Sahel region looks uncertain after the announcement of the planned withdrawal of its troops from Mali. Some observers fear that this military disengagement may interfere with other civilian development programs. What exactly will future ties between Mali and Germany look like after this withdrawal?
27 Nov 2022
An agreement among German government ministers looks to put an end to Germany's military presence in Mali. It follows similar decisions by allies, after a years-long operation that has made questionable progress.
22 Nov 2022
We cross to Kenya, as former president Uhuru Kenyatta and Rwanda's President Paul Kagame agree on the need for M23 rebels to cease fire and withdraw from captured territories in eastern DR Congo. The rebels have waged several offensives there this year in their first major comeback since 2012, prompting clashes with the army that have displaced thousands of civilians since March.
21 Feb 2022
There have been scenes of jubilation in Mali after France said it would begin to pull its troops out of the West African country. France has helped battle jihadi groups for nine years — until relations with Mali's military leaders turned sour.
18 Feb 2022
France announces Mali withdrawal after decade-long jihadist fight. PARIS: France announced on Thursday that it was withdrawing its troops from Mali after a breakdown in relations with the country's ruling junta, ending a near 10-year deployment against jihadist groups that pose a growing threat in West Africa.
18 Feb 2022
Europe and Africa already had more than enough in their in-tray going into their first Brussels summit in nearly eight years. Now you can add coup contagion and the pullout of French-led anti-terror forces from Mali. The day began in Paris for key players in the Sahel. Will the crisis overshadow the EU-African Union summit?
12 Dec 2021
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the Foreign Affairs Committee that the previous presidency left Joe Biden little choice but to complete the withdrawal. Republicans called it "an unmitigated disaster."
26 Sep 2021
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tells reporters at the State Department that the US should "reflect" on its withdrawal from Afghanistan and "learn from it."
31 Aug 2021
The United States' 20-year war in Afghanistan comes to an end, with celebratory gunfire ringing out in Kabul as the final US troops depart.
4 Jul 2021
A deployment focused on reconstruction turned into war: The Bundeswehr has left Afghanistan after 20 years. Deutsche Welle asked all parties in parliament to take stock.
24 Apr 2021
As the United States prepares to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan, Afghan women fear the return of the Taliban which could see the end of female education. Also as attempts are to made to revive the Iran nuclear deal, our correspondent in Tehran reports on how crippling US sanctions are impacting Iranian women's rights. Plus how the Belgian city of Liege is taking a tough stand on street harassment with those found guilty, facing the risk of a year in jail.
15 Apr 2021
Both Russia and the Taliban have criticized the US for not sticking to its promise to withdraw US troops by May 2021. At the same time, an Afghan official slammed the US pullout as "selfish."