Thousands of European troops are leaving Mali

Since 2013, there have been several international efforts in Mali to stabilize the situation in the country. These include the Task Force Takuba coordinated by France and MINUSMA, which is coordinated by the UN. Photo: United Nations Photo. Source: Flickr.

Of: Ina Carlsson

Since 2012, there has been a power struggle between the central government, separatists and Islamists in Mali. As early as 2013, France launched an operation in Mali to counter armed separatist groups. At least half of the 5 European soldiers who have been in Mali since 000 will now be relocated to surrounding countries.

April 12, 2022, News

Lockdown, racism & privileges in Paris

Photo: Johanna Lagerlöf.

Of: Johanna Lagerlöf

During the ongoing pandemic and impending lockdown, I left Paris this spring, which has been my home for the past few years. Being in a lockdown or not was the question, where I thought "not" and could easily take me to Sweden and family. During the time I lived in Paris, I also never encountered any obstacles or restrictions when […]

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November 26, 2020, Chronicle

Climate and prosperity in conflict

The "yellow vests" are demonstrating in France.

The yellow vests in France come from a conflict between climate and prosperity. Photo: Patrice Calatayu (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Of: Clara Malmén

My first encounter with Des Gilets Jaunes ("The Yellow Vests") was when I was studying in Paris in November, at the same time as the demonstrations began. Molly Jerlström writes about the reason for the demonstrations in her column "Backlash for environmental reforms in France". Jerlström writes that the demonstrations were caused by a conflict "between an environmentally friendly policy and people's economic and […]

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March 21, 2019, Chronicle