The Sahel w/ Rahmane Idrissa

Featuring Rahmane Idrissa on Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso. The region has been beset by jihadist insurgencies and, in the case of Mali and Burkina Faso, recent military coups. This is a comprehensive interview that puts the present conflict—which has drawn in French military and then Russian mercenary intervention—into deep historical and political-economic context from struggles over the slave trade, through French colonialism, to the neocolonial imposition of neoliberalism.

Idrissa’s work: newleftreview.org/issues/ii132/articles/rahmane-idrissa-the-sahel-a-cognitive-mapping newleftreview.org/sidecar/posts/kabores-defeat nybooks.com/daily/2022/05/25/potent-policies-of-empire

Topics: Colonialism France War on Terror Africa
Guests: Rahmane Idrissa