🇲🇱🇧🇫🇳🇪 Three West African countries, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger, all led by military regimes, have signed the ‘Liptako-Gourma Charter’ to establish the ‘Sahel States Alliance’ (SSA). This alliance aims to create a collective defense and mutual assistance framework in case of aggression.
It also includes economic efforts to combat terrorism in the Liptako-Gourma region, bordering these three nations. Despite pressure from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to restore constitutional order in Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso view any armed intervention as illegal aggression and promise an immediate response.
This alliance involves international actors like France, Germany, and the United States, who have suspended their aid to Niger. Its goal is to enhance security in a region heavily impacted by jihadist activity.
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