Over the past two decades, Turkey has sought to present itself as an alternative external power in the continent.
Mucahid Durmaz is a journalist and researcher with a focus on West Africa and the Sahel. He has written extensively on a wide range of issues in the r... egion. Durmaz holds a masters degree in African Studies from SOAS, University of London.
French president invited no government leaders at event seen as bid to reshape France’s ties with former colonies.
Possible deal reflects ongoing political shift in Mali and changing dynamics in its ties with Russia and France.
Thousands of resident doctors are on strike over unpaid salaries, poor facilities and insufficient hazard allowances.