• Director(s):

    MALDAVSKY (Yuri)

  • Producer(s):

    ARTE GEIE, MAGNETO PRESSE

  • Territories:

    Worldwide.

  • Production year:

    2019

  • Language(s):

    German, French

  • Rights:

    TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET

In northern Mali, a region plagued by Islamic terrorism, G5 Sahel patrols are fighting back against jihadis. Since 2012, Islamic extremists linked to al-Qaeda have taken control of northern Mali by exploiting a Tuareg separatist uprising.

Their control of the region – combined with the weakness of Bamako's power and the fragility of the Sahel region – is a cause for concern. Despite French intervention and the deployment of joint forces from five Sahelian countries, terrorist groups still control a large part of the region and are increasingly influential in Burkina Faso and Niger.
How do African states fight terrorism over such a vast territory? How are the actions on the ground implemented? The task is daunting and uncertain in this high-tension area.