Abhijit Mohanty

Abhijit Mohanty is an Indian development professional and a freelance journalist currently based in Cameroon, Central Africa. He has extensively worked with the indigenous communities in India, Nepal and Cameroon, especially on the issues of land, forest and water. He also writes on how worlds’ super powers are involved in crises, specifically in the sub-Saharan and middle-east regions.

Why Is the US Military Fighting in Niger?

US Africom, cc Flickr USAFRICOM, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/, U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sergeant Todd Wivell

And will it be there for much longer?

Uranium in Niger: When a Blessing Becomes a Curse

Yellowcake, cc Flickr Nuclear Regulatory Commission, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Niger has the world’s fourth-largest uranium reserves, and not much to show for it.

Mali Crisis: A Historical Perspective of the Azawad Movement

Tuareg2, cc Garrondo wikicommons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tuareg2.JPG

A course correction is needed if Mali is to avoid the same fate as Afghanistan.

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