Chad’s military adventures abroad

This is an annual report I wrote for World Politics Review which explains some of the background to Chad’s military adventures in Mali and CAR – good background to help explain why they’re now involved in northern Nigeria http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/14435/clay-feet-chad-s-surprising-rise-and-enduring-weaknesses
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Uranium negotiations in Niger – the Guardian

Niger has been playing hard-ball with the French nuclear operator Areva to get a better deal on royalties from its uranium production at Arlit. The subject is of particular interest for me as I’m writing a book about resource nationalism and oil in Africa – focusing on Chad, Niger, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/28/niger-fails-uranium-mining-deal-french-firm-areva
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Chad’s role in CAR

This was a piece I wrote recently for Think Africa Press about the role Chad has played in the disintegration of its southern neighbour Central African Republic http://thinkafricapress.com/chad/deby-overstretch-car-central-african-republic-seleka-djotodia
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