Visa Issuance Suspensions Between France and Mali

Facts for Prelims (FFP)  Source: TH Context: France and Mali have suspended the issuance of visas to each other’s citizens, escalating a dispute between the two countries. Background: The conflict between France and Mali stems from Mali’s 2020 military junta takeover, ousting the elected president over security and political failures. France’s concerns about regional tensions …

France

Mapping    Source: TH   France’s decision to supply Ukraine with SCALP missiles as part of the ongoing counter-offensive against Russian forces has sparked anger from Russia. The SCALP missile, also known as Storm Shadow, is a long-range, conventionally armed missile designed to neutralize high-value targets and can strike deep inside Russian territory.   France …