A recent meeting of the Turkish and Qatari secret services in Doha sealed a common strategy for the African continent. The plan has three components: economic investment, security and political-military cooperation.
According to a UN investigation, jihadist groups in Africa have set up a new means of financing their terrorist activities through the trafficking of fake medicines. Mali is designated as the main hub of this juicy traffic.
Terrorism continues to spread in Central Africa, particularly in Burkina Faso and Central African Republic, but also in Congo-Kinshasa. A regional instability that worries at the highest level the United States and the major European powers. And there’s a new challenge in central Africa, as a consequence of the antiterrorist fight.
After having disappeared from the radar for years, particularly since the overthrow in October 2014 of the former Burkinabe dictator, Blaise Compaoré, of whom he was the “shadow adviser”, the Mauritanian Mustapha Oueld Limam Chaffi resurfaced as Qatar’s secret envoy.
Russia is performing a great return to the African continent, through the strengthening of its diplomatic and military presence and of its economic investments.