Although security operations are likely to continue as before, the coup should force the international community to ask hard and probing questions about the approach taken in trying to secure the Sahel.
The current health crisis has compelled the Institute to postpone its annual Gallipoli Lecture to later in the year. Nonetheless, the Institute wishes to mark Anzac Day, as an honour to the sublime sacrifice of our Australian and New Zealand allies more than a century ago, and ever since.
The full impact of coronavirus on Africa is yet to be felt. Still, it is clear that African states will need to make difficult decisions about how they deal with the pandemic and its political and security consequences.