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Paul Melly explained : "If it were just Western countries insisting that Guinea should return to some sort of electoral model, it would be easier for, shall we say, nationalist elements in Guinea, to say the soldiers are standing up for Guineans and defying the old colonial powers," External link

dw-en Wednesday, March 23, 2022 10:23:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explained : "If it were just Western countries insisting that Guinea should return to some sort of electoral model, it would be easier for, shall we say, nationalist elements in Guinea, to say the soldiers are standing up for Guineans and defying the old colonial powers," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, March 23, 2022 9:12:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "enough to prevent the generalised spread of militant violence across large parts of a huge region with deep poverty and under pressure from climate change and rapid population growth," External link

euobserver Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Bands of jihadists, travelling rapidly by motorbike, and subsisting on few resources are able to strike suddenly at local communities, army and gendarmerie posts, unpredictably and almost at will," External link

euobserver Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The Malian military junta is trying to mobilize national feeling, if you like," External link

allafrica Monday, February 7, 2022 5:15:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The Malian military junta is trying to mobilize national feeling, if you like," External link

irishsun Friday, January 28, 2022 12:38:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “The Malian military junta is trying to mobilize national feeling, if you like,” External link

voanews Friday, January 28, 2022 11:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : “The start of the process of moving towards a new pattern of French deployment where the Sahel armies in the G5 Sahel military structure are much more, the frontline face if you like, with the French in more of a backup and special forces role, air support, intelligence,” External link

africanewswire Saturday, January 1, 2022 2:57:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “The start of the process of moving towards a new pattern of French deployment where the Sahel armies in the G5 Sahel military structure are much more, the frontline face if you like, with the French in more of a backup and special forces role, air support, intelligence,” External link

eurasiareview Saturday, January 1, 2022 3:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The start of the process of moving towards a new pattern of French deployment where the Sahel armies in the G5 Sahel military structure are much more, the frontline face if you like, with the French in more of a backup and special forces role, air support, intelligence," External link

irishsun Friday, December 31, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “The start of the process of moving towards a new pattern of French deployment where the Sahel armies in the G5 Sahel military structure are much more, the frontline face if you like, with the French in more of a backup and special forces role, air support, intelligence,” External link

voanews Friday, December 31, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : “Burkina Faso is now one of the most important gold producing countries in Africa, and the large number of investors who’ve come in over recent years and the large number of mines that have opened up, point to the economic attractions, so I don’t imagine that companies would take a decision to pull out very easily,” External link

voanews Tuesday, November 9, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Che Guevara ) : “He came to be known by some people as the Che Guevara of West Africa… with a big focus on grassroots issues, so really focusing on the well-being of ordinary people,” External link

voanews Monday, October 11, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explicou : "Se fossem apenas os países ocidentais a insistir que a Guiné deveria regressar a algum tipo de modelo eleitoral, seria mais fácil para, digamos, os elementos nacionalistas na Guiné dizerem que os soldados estão a defender os guineenses e a desafiar as velhas potências coloniais" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly explained : "If it were just Western countries insisting that Guinea should return to some sort of electoral model, it would be easier for, shall we say, nationalist elements in Guinea, to say the soldiers are standing up for Guineans and defying the old colonial powers," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly explained : "If it were just Western countries insisting that Guinea should return to some sort of electoral model, it would be easier for, shall we say, nationalist elements in Guinea, to say the soldiers are standing up for Guineans and defying the old colonial powers," External link

dw-en Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : “The target of reforming the constitution and organising elections by early 2022 looked hard to achieve, but at least the government was trying to move towards these,” External link

france24-en Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “The target of reforming the constitution and organising elections by early 2022 looked hard to achieve, but at least the government was trying to move towards these,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “Regardless of who runs the country, future stability in Chad will require a much enhanced development effort,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Idriss Deby ) : “The prospects for dialogue are difficult,” “Idriss Deby spent much of the past 30 years taking a tough line against much of the opposition; there’s a very deep sense of grievance in regions supporting much of opposition such as south of Chad” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “Regardless of who runs the country, future stability in Chad will require a much enhanced development effort,” External link

france24-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Idriss Deby ) : “The prospects for dialogue are difficult,” “Idriss Deby spent much of the past 30 years taking a tough line against much of the opposition; there’s a very deep sense of grievance in regions supporting much of opposition such as south of Chad” External link

france24-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Idriss Deby ) : “France of course was very close to Idriss Deby,” External link

france24-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added : “But it would be a mistake to automatically assume that France thinks the best way to sustain stability in Chad is to facilitate the continuation of authoritarian rule based largely on the military under the leadership of Mahomet Deby beyond a brief transitional period,” External link

france24-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “It is with a deep sense of shock and sorrow that we have learnt of the demise of Kikwai, who I have known well for years. She was indeed a leader of great promise and her demise is not only a loss to her family but the people of Kericho and Kenya,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The slow process by which the UN has been helping the central government extend some sort of authority has been set back quite badly," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "you can't take power permanently by the gun," "The consequences for the whole policy approach would be catastrophic" External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly added : "This is the Sahel, resources are, like water and land, fragile," External link

allafrica Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a boiling up of complex local intercommunity pressure and tensions combined with the absolutist ideology of jihadist violence that says: no compromise is possible," External link

allafrica Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is difficult to imagine any alternative approach than the one the country has got, the security partnership with its neighbors and the other Sahel countries in the G5 group, with France and other western allies," "Those security partnerships going to remain part of the picture for future" External link

allafrica Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly added : "This is the Sahel, resources are like water and land fragile," External link

dw-en Monday, January 4, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a boiling up of complex local intercommunity pressure and tensions combined with the absolutist ideology of jihadist violence that says: no compromise is possible," External link

dw-en Monday, January 4, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is difficult to imagine any alternative approach than the one the country has got, the security partnership with its neighbors and the other Sahel countries in the G5 group, with France and other western allies," "Those security partnerships going to remain part of the picture for future" External link

dw-en Monday, January 4, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added : "This is the Sahel, resources are like water and land fragile," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, January 4, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a boiling up of complex local intercommunity pressure and tensions combined with the absolutist ideology of jihadist violence that says: no compromise is possible," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, January 4, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is difficult to imagine any alternative approach than the one the country has got, the security partnership with its neighbors and the other Sahel countries in the G5 group, with France and other western allies," "Those security partnerships going to remain part of the picture for future" External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, January 4, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly diz : "O Governo tem realmente tratado a segurança alimentar e o desenvolvimento das aldeias como uma grande prioridade política ao longo dos últimos dez anos. Muitas aldeias em partes do Níger que não são afectadas pela insegurança estão a beneficiar do esforço sustentado para enfrentar problemas básicos de desenvolvimento" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explica ( about Mohamed Bazoum ) : "Bazoum está a salientar os argumentos a favor de mais educação para as raparigas. Mas ele está a ligar isso à questão do tamanho da família de uma forma que é politicamente bastante corajosa" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "The government has really treated food security and village development as a big political priority over the last ten years. Many villages in parts of Niger that aren't affected by insecurity are benefiting from the sustained effort to tackle basic development problems," External link

allafrica Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Mohamed Bazoum ) : "Bazoum is stressing the case for more education for girls. But he's tying that to the question of family size in a way that is quite brave politically," External link

allafrica Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly told : "The government has really treated food security and village development as a big political priority over the last ten years. Many villages in parts of Niger that aren't affected by insecurity are benefiting from the sustained effort to tackle basic development problems," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Mohamed Bazoum ) : "Bazoum is stressing the case for more education for girls. But he's tying that to the question of family size in a way that is quite brave politically," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "The government has really treated food security and village development as a big political priority over the last ten years. Many villages in parts of Niger that aren't affected by insecurity are benefiting from the sustained effort to tackle basic development problems," External link

dw-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Mohamed Bazoum ) : "Bazoum is stressing the case for more education for girls. But he's tying that to the question of family size in a way that is quite brave politically," External link

dw-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly agreed : "There are no certainties, but it seems unlikely that violence will develop on the scale it did ten years ago," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, remarked the other day that the sort of events that can sometimes happen in post-election violence are the sort of things that need people to be brought before the ICC. So that was a very clear warning," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly concluded : "We may see a bit more negotiation, a bit more flexibility that one might expect," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly agreed : "There are no certainties, but it seems unlikely that violence will develop on the scale it did ten years ago," External link

dw-en Monday, November 2, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, remarked the other day that the sort of events that can sometimes happen in post-election violence are the sort of things that need people to be brought before the ICC. So that was a very clear warning," External link

dw-en Monday, November 2, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly concluded : "We may see a bit more negotiation, a bit more flexibility that one might expect," External link

dw-en Monday, November 2, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly agreed : "There are no certainties, but it seems unlikely that violence will develop on the scale it did ten years ago," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, November 2, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, remarked the other day that the sort of events that can sometimes happen in post-election violence are the sort of things that need people to be brought before the ICC. So that was a very clear warning," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, November 2, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly concluded : "We may see a bit more negotiation, a bit more flexibility that one might expect," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, November 2, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "This contest is quite a setback and does not do anything to restore any sense of cohesion or national unity or any sense of a government that is chosen with the mass consent of the people," External link

allafrica Monday, October 26, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly told ( about Dalein Diallo ) : "The opposition and its supporters do not trust the electoral system. The decision by opposition candidate Dalein Diallo to declare himself winner only adds to the uncertainty in a sense to confrontation," External link

allafrica Monday, October 26, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It just fuels a more polarized political climate that is getting more and more difficult," "Human rights have deteriorated, and there is a sense that what little trust there was in the Guinean political system two or three years ago has faded" External link

allafrica Monday, October 26, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "This contest is quite a setback and does not do anything to restore any sense of cohesion or national unity or any sense of a government that is chosen with the mass consent of the people," External link

allafrica Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly told : "The opposition and its supporters do not trust the electoral system. The decision by opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo to declare himself winner only adds to the uncertainty in a sense to confrontation," External link

allafrica Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It just fuels a more polarized political climate that is getting more and more difficult," "Human rights have deteriorated, and there is a sense that what little trust there was in the Guinean political system two or three years ago has faded" External link

allafrica Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly : "Weaknesses in training and shortages of equipment contributed in part to such disasters" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The other question is: is it sensible for Conde in his 80's to put his name forward? And is it even possible to hold elections on free and fair terms when the electoral register seems so difficult to trust," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Given that the age structure is very youthful in Guinea, it is typically that about 40 percent of the population would be of an age to vote," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The opposition is saying that the register is not trustworthy, La Francophonie is saying the register is not credible and it looks like West African leaders are also privately pointing out to Conde that this is a huge problem," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Alpha Conde ) : "I don't think that Conde, given his stubborn nature, would be conceding to the request from opposition politicians inside Guinea," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "He knows that those are reform issues that the international community and ECOWAS will regard favorably," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a difficult situation. The opposition is boycotting the election, and if the election and the referendum take place, you are going to end up with a parliament with no members of opposition in a country which is deeply divided on political issues. That's incredibly dangerous," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "If there is a presidential election at the end of the year and Conde is the candidate, and if the government is insisting to go with this completely incredible electoral register in a contest which is largely boycotted by opposition, that will be polarizing. That would make it very difficult to make sure that the contest was fair," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The other question is: is it sensible for Conde in his 80's to put his name forward? And is it even possible to hold elections on free and fair terms when the electoral register seems so difficult to trust," External link

dw-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Given that the age structure is very youthful in Guinea, it is typically that about 40 percent of the population would be of an age to vote," External link

dw-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The opposition is saying that the register is not trustworthy, La Francophonie is saying the register is not credible and it looks like West African leaders are also privately pointing out to Conde that this is a huge problem," External link

dw-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Alpha Conde ) : "I don't think that Conde, given his stubborn nature, would be conceding to the request from opposition politicians inside Guinea," External link

dw-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "He knows that those are reform issues that the international community and ECOWAS will regard favorably," External link

dw-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a difficult situation. The opposition is boycotting the election, and if the election and the referendum take place, you are going to end up with a parliament with no members of opposition in a country which is deeply divided on political issues. That's incredibly dangerous," External link

dw-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "If there is a presidential election at the end of the year and Conde is the candidate, and if the government is insisting to go with this completely incredible electoral register in a contest which is largely boycotted by opposition, that will be polarizing. That would make it very difficult to make sure that the contest was fair," External link

dw-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "They want people who can deliver jobs, better public services, more social equality, more opportunities and, of course, after the COVID downturn, help navigate the country through this very difficult period," External link

dw-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "They want people who can deliver jobs, better public services, more social equality, more opportunities and, of course, after the COVID downturn, help navigate the country through this very difficult period," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly wrote ( about Alassane Ouattara ) : "trusted to sustain the strategy established during Ouattara's nine years in power" External link

allafrica Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The opposition has played a very hard game," "They have stuck to their core demand that President Keita must resign because he's discredited and they've refused to compromise on that. What ECOWAS has tried to do is to really present the opposition with a very hard reality that Keita must stay in place" External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The opposition has played a very hard game," "They have stuck to their core demand that President Keita must resign because he's discredited and they've refused to compromise on that. What ECOWAS has tried to do is to really present the opposition with a very hard reality that Keita must stay in place" External link

dw-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told ( about Jacques Foccart ) : "Foccart built a network of personal contacts between the French leadership and the elites of the former French colonies," External link

dw-en Monday, August 3, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told ( about Jacques Foccart ) : "Foccart built a network of personal contacts between the French leadership and the elites of the former French colonies," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, August 3, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

dw-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, July 27, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

dw-en Monday, July 27, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, July 20, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

dw-en Monday, July 20, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "They want people who can deliver jobs, better public services, more social equality, more opportunities and, of course, after the COVID downturn, help navigate the country through this very difficult period," External link

allafrica Monday, July 20, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "If the election is perceived to have been mismanaged, rigged, fudged at the edges, controlled, any of that could be exceptionally dangerous," External link

allafrica Monday, July 20, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly says ( about Alassane Ouattara ) : "But there is a wider question the region must address. Alassane Ouattara is a respected figure across West Africa and is regarded as an important regional statesman," External link

allafrica Monday, July 20, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "They want people who can deliver jobs, better public services, more social equality, more opportunities and, of course, after the COVID downturn, help navigate the country through this very difficult period," External link

dw-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "They want people who can deliver jobs, better public services, more social equality, more opportunities and, of course, after the COVID downturn, help navigate the country through this very difficult period," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The other question is: is it sensible for Conde in his 80's to put his name forward? And is it even possible to hold elections on free and fair terms when the electoral register seems so difficult to trust," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Given that the age structure is very youthful in Guinea, it is typically that about 40 percent of the population would be of an age to vote," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The opposition is saying that the register is not trustworthy, La Francophonie is saying the register is not credible and it looks like West African leaders are also privately pointing out to Conde that this is a huge problem," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Alpha Conde ) : "I don't think that Conde, given his stubborn nature, would be conceding to the request from opposition politicians inside Guinea," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "He knows that those are reform issues that the international community and ECOWAS will regard favorably," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a difficult situation. The opposition is boycotting the election, and if the election and the referendum take place, you are going to end up with a parliament with no members of opposition in a country which is deeply divided on political issues. That's incredibly dangerous," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "If there is a presidential election at the end of the year and Conde is the candidate, and if the government is insisting to go with this completely incredible electoral register in a contest which is largely boycotted by opposition, that will be polarizing. That would make it very difficult to make sure that the contest was fair," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The other question is: is it sensible for Conde in his 80's to put his name forward? And is it even possible to hold elections on free and fair terms when the electoral register seems so difficult to trust," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Given that the age structure is very youthful in Guinea, it is typically that about 40 percent of the population would be of an age to vote," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The opposition is saying that the register is not trustworthy, La Francophonie is saying the register is not credible and it looks like West African leaders are also privately pointing out to Conde that this is a huge problem," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Alpha Conde ) : "I don't think that Conde, given his stubborn nature, would be conceding to the request from opposition politicians inside Guinea," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "He knows that those are reform issues that the international community and ECOWAS will regard favorably," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a difficult situation. The opposition is boycotting the election, and if the election and the referendum take place, you are going to end up with a parliament with no members of opposition in a country which is deeply divided on political issues. That's incredibly dangerous," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "If there is a presidential election at the end of the year and Conde is the candidate, and if the government is insisting to go with this completely incredible electoral register in a contest which is largely boycotted by opposition, that will be polarizing. That would make it very difficult to make sure that the contest was fair," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The other question is: is it sensible for Conde in his 80's to put his name forward? And is it even possible to hold elections on free and fair terms when the electoral register seems so difficult to trust," External link

dw-en Monday, March 2, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Given that the age structure is very youthful in Guinea, it is typically that about 40 percent of the population would be of an age to vote," External link

dw-en Monday, March 2, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The opposition is saying that the register is not trustworthy, La Francophonie is saying the register is not credible and it looks like West African leaders are also privately pointing out to Conde that this is a huge problem," External link

dw-en Monday, March 2, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Alpha Conde ) : "I don't think that Conde, given his stubborn nature, would be conceding to the request from opposition politicians inside Guinea," External link

dw-en Monday, March 2, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "He knows that those are reform issues that the international community and ECOWAS will regard favorably," External link

dw-en Monday, March 2, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a difficult situation. The opposition is boycotting the election, and if the election and the referendum take place, you are going to end up with a parliament with no members of opposition in a country which is deeply divided on political issues. That's incredibly dangerous," External link

dw-en Monday, March 2, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "If there is a presidential election at the end of the year and Conde is the candidate, and if the government is insisting to go with this completely incredible electoral register in a contest which is largely boycotted by opposition, that will be polarizing. That would make it very difficult to make sure that the contest was fair," External link

dw-en Monday, March 2, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “Everybody needs each other, and everybody is paying a heavy sacrifice,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “Everybody needs each other, and everybody is paying a heavy sacrifice,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : “Everybody needs each other, and everybody is paying a heavy sacrifice,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : “Everybody needs each other, and everybody is paying a heavy sacrifice,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 13, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Despite all military efforts that have been put in, more is needed to tackle the problem of jihadist terrorism in the Sahel," External link

allafrica Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Countries in the European Union have agreed to support French troops, because stability in the Sahel is the fundamental interest of Europe - for its own security, not just for West Africa," External link

allafrica Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added : "There is a growing resentment against this sort of visible international military presence and the fact that the French are the former colonial power in lots of these countries gives it an extra edge," External link

allafrica Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Despite all military efforts that have been put in, more is needed to tackle the problem of jihadist terrorism in the Sahel," External link

dw-en Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added : "There is a growing resentment against this sort of visible international military presence and the fact that the French are the former colonial power in lots of these countries gives it an extra edge," External link

dw-en Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Despite all military efforts that have been put in, more is needed to tackle the problem of jihadist terrorism in the Sahel," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added : "There is a growing resentment against this sort of visible international military presence and the fact that the French are the former colonial power in lots of these countries gives it an extra edge," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : “Yesterday’s attack is only the latest in a series of brutal attacks that have often culminated in the massacre of any defeated garrison, attacks clearly aimed at destroying the morale of national armies in the Sahel,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "This particular deal has been prepared through many months of painstaking negotiation, and also efforts by the various mediators to properly understand the grievances of the different armed groups and the different social and economic pressures that partly lie behind them," External link

dw-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "The question will be how far that prime minister will command full authority because you can't really talk of a coherent single rebel entity," External link

dw-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The notion that hundreds of fighters from different groups would have been brought to justice for abuses would have never been plausible. It would always have been a case of identifying specific individuals, presumably those who had played a leading role in either carrying out or inciting human rights crimes or alleged human rights crimes," External link

dw-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "This particular deal has been prepared through many months of painstaking negotiation, and also efforts by the various mediators to properly understand the grievances of the different armed groups and the different social and economic pressures that partly lie behind them," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "The question will be how far that prime minister will command full authority because you can't really talk of a coherent single rebel entity," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The notion that hundreds of fighters from different groups would have been brought to justice for abuses would have never been plausible. It would always have been a case of identifying specific individuals, presumably those who had played a leading role in either carrying out or inciting human rights crimes or alleged human rights crimes," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explains : "I think it could politically work because it would create a genuine choice," External link

modernghana Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told ( about Peace ) : "Until the developments of last summer and now the talk of this FPI alliance, it seemed like an election with a Ouattara-Bédié alliance that's basically the RHDP (The Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace) as it's now called; which would have dominated everybody else, and not offered much choice," External link

modernghana Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly says : "Bédié, a few weeks ago began to talk about these issues again and it caused quite a lot of shock and deep concern," External link

modernghana Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explains : "I think it could politically work because it would create a genuine choice," External link

rfi-en Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told ( about Peace ) : "Until the developments of last summer and now the talk of this FPI alliance, it seemed like an election with a Ouattara-Bédié alliance that's basically the RHDP (The Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace) as it's now called; which would have dominated everybody else, and not offered much choice," External link

rfi-en Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly says : "Bédié, a few weeks ago began to talk about these issues again and it caused quite a lot of shock and deep concern," External link

rfi-en Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explains : "The borders are porous, and the Sahel states don't have the means to control the entire stretch;" External link

dw-en Friday, July 12, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explains : "The borders are porous, and the Sahel states don't have the means to control the entire stretch;" External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, July 12, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "What seems to mark the situation in Mali, is that the country is being trapped in this five- or six-year-long really serious crisis, where the authority of the state is particularly weak," External link

dw-en Monday, June 17, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Instead of seeking allies among ethnic communities, and getting them to organize local militias to support the security forces, the Niger government has taken the line that the state is responsible for security," External link

dw-en Monday, June 17, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "What seems to mark the situation in Mali, is that the country is being trapped in this five- or six-year-long really serious crisis, where the authority of the state is particularly weak," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, June 17, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Instead of seeking allies among ethnic communities, and getting them to organize local militias to support the security forces, the Niger government has taken the line that the state is responsible for security," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, June 17, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "What seems to mark the situation in Mali, is that the country is being trapped in this five or six year-long really serious crisis, where the authority of the state is particularly weak," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Instead of seeking allies among ethnic communities, and getting them to organize local militias to support the security forces, the Niger government has taken the line that the state is responsible for security," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "What seems to mark the situation in Mali, is that the country is being trapped in this five or six year-long really serious crisis, where the authority of the state is particularly weak," External link

dw-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Instead of seeking allies among ethnic communities, and getting them to organize local militias to support the security forces, the Niger government has taken the line that the state is responsible for security," External link

dw-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explains : "The borders are porous, and the Sahel states don't have the means to control the entire stretch;" External link

dw-en Monday, May 13, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explains : "The borders are porous, and the Sahel states don't have the means to control the entire stretch;" External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, May 13, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : “I think the one thing it’s not is an attempt to outcompete France. All European countries are aware that they need to develop links with a continent that is fast-growing in economic terms, in population terms. And it has a major impact in terms of issues such as migration,” External link

voanews Friday, May 3, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly says : “Very often, China will make a contribution in terms of funding big infrastructure things that some other partners feel cautious about doing. But often, this is on soft loan terms, which down the line produces a heavy debt obligation,” External link

voanews Friday, May 3, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly comments : "It is difficult to see why the president has felt the need to embark on what amounts to the most astonishing attempt to dismantle a democratic political system," External link

rfi-en Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : “The president clearly sees Ghazouani as the best man to continue the political, economic and security strategy that he has developed over recent years, and as the man whom he can trust to protect the current framework of power and the interests of the foundations upon which the regime is based,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Thursday, April 18, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Emmanuel Macron ) : “From the start of his presidency, Macron and his team have always made it clear that Africa as a whole is regarded as a priority continent of engagement,” External link

voanews Monday, March 11, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “It’s a cultural outreach to Africa which, at the moment, other western countries are lagging behind,” External link

voanews Monday, March 11, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “A strong point is that conditions attached to western engagement are predictable,” External link

voanews Monday, March 11, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "This particular deal has been prepared through many months of painstaking negotiation, but also efforts by the various mediators to properly understand the grievances of the different armed groups and the different social and economic pressures that partly lie behind them," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly told : "The question will be how far that prime minister will command full authority because you can't really talk of a coherent single rebel entity," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The notion that hundreds of fighters from different groups would have been brought to justice for abuses would have never been plausible. It would always have been a case of identifying specific individuals, presumably those who had played a leading role in either carrying out or inciting human rights crimes or alleged human rights crimes," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "This particular deal has been prepared through many months of painstaking negotiation, but also efforts by the various mediators to properly understand the grievances of the different armed groups and the different social and economic pressures that partly lie behind them," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "This particular deal has been prepared through many months of painstaking negotiation, but also efforts by the various mediators to properly understand the grievances of the different armed groups and the different social and economic pressures that partly lie behind them," External link

dw-en Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "Last year the government did take some tough corrective measures and that did stabilize the situation, but for a country which is used to prosperity, the current situation is not very easy and the economy remains very heavily dependent on natural resources," External link

allafrica Friday, January 11, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly told : “It’s clear that quite a few Gabonese feel somewhat frustrated with the loss of impetus in the early reform message of President Bongo’s rule,” External link

france24-en Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly says : "it can take easily 10 or 11 hours to drive from Bamako to as far as Mopti and then from there onto Gao another 24 hours," External link

rfi-en Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:42:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Ivory Coast-The ) : "The idea is for regional forces to improve their cooperation in tackling jihadist terrorism, since terrorist attacks go beyond national frontiers," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1:15:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Ivory Coast-The ) : "In the long term it's a building block for the day when the UN forces and potentially the French deployment in Sahel are withdrawn in several years time. The hope is by that stage the Sahel countries will have a strong enough military capacity of their own," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1:15:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It improves the security of the UN troops, or does at least contain the danger," External link

msn-uk Monday, January 30, 2017 10:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It improves the security of the UN troops, or does at least contain the danger," External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, January 29, 2017 11:47:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "France has changed quite a lot," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:32:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "France has changed quite a lot," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "France has changed quite a lot," External link

reuters Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:31:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "France has changed quite a lot," External link

reuters-en Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "He had, in his first term, tried to position himself as a reformer, and he made some progress with that. But it was patchy," "And it may be that now, the combination of international pressure and domestic political pressure, would force him to make wider concession, for example we could imagine that in municipal elections or parliamentary elections He might have to cede a genuinely transparent and credible process in those types of vote" External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:42:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly déclaré : "Bien que l'intervention des forces françaises et africaines ait mis fin au contrôle des terroristes du nord du Mali, la région reste très instable, malgré la présence de plus de 10.000 casques bleus" External link

elmoudjahid Friday, September 16, 2016 11:29:00 PM EAT



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Paul Melly explained : "If it were just Western countries insisting that Guinea should return to some sort of electoral model, it would be easier for, shall we say, nationalist elements in Guinea, to say the soldiers are standing up for Guineans and defying the old colonial powers," External link

dw-en Wednesday, March 23, 2022 10:23:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explained : "If it were just Western countries insisting that Guinea should return to some sort of electoral model, it would be easier for, shall we say, nationalist elements in Guinea, to say the soldiers are standing up for Guineans and defying the old colonial powers," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, March 23, 2022 9:12:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "enough to prevent the generalised spread of militant violence across large parts of a huge region with deep poverty and under pressure from climate change and rapid population growth," External link

euobserver Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Bands of jihadists, travelling rapidly by motorbike, and subsisting on few resources are able to strike suddenly at local communities, army and gendarmerie posts, unpredictably and almost at will," External link

euobserver Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The Malian military junta is trying to mobilize national feeling, if you like," External link

allafrica Monday, February 7, 2022 5:15:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The Malian military junta is trying to mobilize national feeling, if you like," External link

irishsun Friday, January 28, 2022 12:38:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “The Malian military junta is trying to mobilize national feeling, if you like,” External link

voanews Friday, January 28, 2022 11:26:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : “The start of the process of moving towards a new pattern of French deployment where the Sahel armies in the G5 Sahel military structure are much more, the frontline face if you like, with the French in more of a backup and special forces role, air support, intelligence,” External link

africanewswire Saturday, January 1, 2022 2:57:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “The start of the process of moving towards a new pattern of French deployment where the Sahel armies in the G5 Sahel military structure are much more, the frontline face if you like, with the French in more of a backup and special forces role, air support, intelligence,” External link

eurasiareview Saturday, January 1, 2022 3:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The start of the process of moving towards a new pattern of French deployment where the Sahel armies in the G5 Sahel military structure are much more, the frontline face if you like, with the French in more of a backup and special forces role, air support, intelligence," External link

irishsun Friday, December 31, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “The start of the process of moving towards a new pattern of French deployment where the Sahel armies in the G5 Sahel military structure are much more, the frontline face if you like, with the French in more of a backup and special forces role, air support, intelligence,” External link

voanews Friday, December 31, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : “Burkina Faso is now one of the most important gold producing countries in Africa, and the large number of investors who’ve come in over recent years and the large number of mines that have opened up, point to the economic attractions, so I don’t imagine that companies would take a decision to pull out very easily,” External link

voanews Tuesday, November 9, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Che Guevara ) : “He came to be known by some people as the Che Guevara of West Africa… with a big focus on grassroots issues, so really focusing on the well-being of ordinary people,” External link

voanews Monday, October 11, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explicou : "Se fossem apenas os países ocidentais a insistir que a Guiné deveria regressar a algum tipo de modelo eleitoral, seria mais fácil para, digamos, os elementos nacionalistas na Guiné dizerem que os soldados estão a defender os guineenses e a desafiar as velhas potências coloniais" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:42:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly explained : "If it were just Western countries insisting that Guinea should return to some sort of electoral model, it would be easier for, shall we say, nationalist elements in Guinea, to say the soldiers are standing up for Guineans and defying the old colonial powers," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly explained : "If it were just Western countries insisting that Guinea should return to some sort of electoral model, it would be easier for, shall we say, nationalist elements in Guinea, to say the soldiers are standing up for Guineans and defying the old colonial powers," External link

dw-en Wednesday, September 29, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : “The target of reforming the constitution and organising elections by early 2022 looked hard to achieve, but at least the government was trying to move towards these,” External link

france24-en Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:35:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “The target of reforming the constitution and organising elections by early 2022 looked hard to achieve, but at least the government was trying to move towards these,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, May 26, 2021 7:59:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “Regardless of who runs the country, future stability in Chad will require a much enhanced development effort,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Idriss Deby ) : “The prospects for dialogue are difficult,” “Idriss Deby spent much of the past 30 years taking a tough line against much of the opposition; there’s a very deep sense of grievance in regions supporting much of opposition such as south of Chad” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “Regardless of who runs the country, future stability in Chad will require a much enhanced development effort,” External link

france24-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Idriss Deby ) : “The prospects for dialogue are difficult,” “Idriss Deby spent much of the past 30 years taking a tough line against much of the opposition; there’s a very deep sense of grievance in regions supporting much of opposition such as south of Chad” External link

france24-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Idriss Deby ) : “France of course was very close to Idriss Deby,” External link

france24-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added : “But it would be a mistake to automatically assume that France thinks the best way to sustain stability in Chad is to facilitate the continuation of authoritarian rule based largely on the military under the leadership of Mahomet Deby beyond a brief transitional period,” External link

france24-en Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “It is with a deep sense of shock and sorrow that we have learnt of the demise of Kikwai, who I have known well for years. She was indeed a leader of great promise and her demise is not only a loss to her family but the people of Kericho and Kenya,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The slow process by which the UN has been helping the central government extend some sort of authority has been set back quite badly," External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "you can't take power permanently by the gun," "The consequences for the whole policy approach would be catastrophic" External link

yahoo-au Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly added : "This is the Sahel, resources are, like water and land, fragile," External link

allafrica Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a boiling up of complex local intercommunity pressure and tensions combined with the absolutist ideology of jihadist violence that says: no compromise is possible," External link

allafrica Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is difficult to imagine any alternative approach than the one the country has got, the security partnership with its neighbors and the other Sahel countries in the G5 group, with France and other western allies," "Those security partnerships going to remain part of the picture for future" External link

allafrica Wednesday, January 6, 2021 3:02:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly added : "This is the Sahel, resources are like water and land fragile," External link

dw-en Monday, January 4, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a boiling up of complex local intercommunity pressure and tensions combined with the absolutist ideology of jihadist violence that says: no compromise is possible," External link

dw-en Monday, January 4, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is difficult to imagine any alternative approach than the one the country has got, the security partnership with its neighbors and the other Sahel countries in the G5 group, with France and other western allies," "Those security partnerships going to remain part of the picture for future" External link

dw-en Monday, January 4, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added : "This is the Sahel, resources are like water and land fragile," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, January 4, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a boiling up of complex local intercommunity pressure and tensions combined with the absolutist ideology of jihadist violence that says: no compromise is possible," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, January 4, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is difficult to imagine any alternative approach than the one the country has got, the security partnership with its neighbors and the other Sahel countries in the G5 group, with France and other western allies," "Those security partnerships going to remain part of the picture for future" External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, January 4, 2021 7:56:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly diz : "O Governo tem realmente tratado a segurança alimentar e o desenvolvimento das aldeias como uma grande prioridade política ao longo dos últimos dez anos. Muitas aldeias em partes do Níger que não são afectadas pela insegurança estão a beneficiar do esforço sustentado para enfrentar problemas básicos de desenvolvimento" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explica ( about Mohamed Bazoum ) : "Bazoum está a salientar os argumentos a favor de mais educação para as raparigas. Mas ele está a ligar isso à questão do tamanho da família de uma forma que é politicamente bastante corajosa" External link

deutschewelle-pt_BR Saturday, December 26, 2020 9:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "The government has really treated food security and village development as a big political priority over the last ten years. Many villages in parts of Niger that aren't affected by insecurity are benefiting from the sustained effort to tackle basic development problems," External link

allafrica Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Mohamed Bazoum ) : "Bazoum is stressing the case for more education for girls. But he's tying that to the question of family size in a way that is quite brave politically," External link

allafrica Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly told : "The government has really treated food security and village development as a big political priority over the last ten years. Many villages in parts of Niger that aren't affected by insecurity are benefiting from the sustained effort to tackle basic development problems," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Mohamed Bazoum ) : "Bazoum is stressing the case for more education for girls. But he's tying that to the question of family size in a way that is quite brave politically," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "The government has really treated food security and village development as a big political priority over the last ten years. Many villages in parts of Niger that aren't affected by insecurity are benefiting from the sustained effort to tackle basic development problems," External link

dw-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Mohamed Bazoum ) : "Bazoum is stressing the case for more education for girls. But he's tying that to the question of family size in a way that is quite brave politically," External link

dw-en Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly agreed : "There are no certainties, but it seems unlikely that violence will develop on the scale it did ten years ago," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, remarked the other day that the sort of events that can sometimes happen in post-election violence are the sort of things that need people to be brought before the ICC. So that was a very clear warning," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly concluded : "We may see a bit more negotiation, a bit more flexibility that one might expect," External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 4, 2020 3:07:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly agreed : "There are no certainties, but it seems unlikely that violence will develop on the scale it did ten years ago," External link

dw-en Monday, November 2, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, remarked the other day that the sort of events that can sometimes happen in post-election violence are the sort of things that need people to be brought before the ICC. So that was a very clear warning," External link

dw-en Monday, November 2, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly concluded : "We may see a bit more negotiation, a bit more flexibility that one might expect," External link

dw-en Monday, November 2, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly agreed : "There are no certainties, but it seems unlikely that violence will develop on the scale it did ten years ago," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, November 2, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, remarked the other day that the sort of events that can sometimes happen in post-election violence are the sort of things that need people to be brought before the ICC. So that was a very clear warning," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, November 2, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly concluded : "We may see a bit more negotiation, a bit more flexibility that one might expect," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, November 2, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "This contest is quite a setback and does not do anything to restore any sense of cohesion or national unity or any sense of a government that is chosen with the mass consent of the people," External link

allafrica Monday, October 26, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly told ( about Dalein Diallo ) : "The opposition and its supporters do not trust the electoral system. The decision by opposition candidate Dalein Diallo to declare himself winner only adds to the uncertainty in a sense to confrontation," External link

allafrica Monday, October 26, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It just fuels a more polarized political climate that is getting more and more difficult," "Human rights have deteriorated, and there is a sense that what little trust there was in the Guinean political system two or three years ago has faded" External link

allafrica Monday, October 26, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "This contest is quite a setback and does not do anything to restore any sense of cohesion or national unity or any sense of a government that is chosen with the mass consent of the people," External link

allafrica Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly told : "The opposition and its supporters do not trust the electoral system. The decision by opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo to declare himself winner only adds to the uncertainty in a sense to confrontation," External link

allafrica Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It just fuels a more polarized political climate that is getting more and more difficult," "Human rights have deteriorated, and there is a sense that what little trust there was in the Guinean political system two or three years ago has faded" External link

allafrica Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly : "Weaknesses in training and shortages of equipment contributed in part to such disasters" External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The other question is: is it sensible for Conde in his 80's to put his name forward? And is it even possible to hold elections on free and fair terms when the electoral register seems so difficult to trust," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Given that the age structure is very youthful in Guinea, it is typically that about 40 percent of the population would be of an age to vote," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The opposition is saying that the register is not trustworthy, La Francophonie is saying the register is not credible and it looks like West African leaders are also privately pointing out to Conde that this is a huge problem," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Alpha Conde ) : "I don't think that Conde, given his stubborn nature, would be conceding to the request from opposition politicians inside Guinea," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "He knows that those are reform issues that the international community and ECOWAS will regard favorably," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a difficult situation. The opposition is boycotting the election, and if the election and the referendum take place, you are going to end up with a parliament with no members of opposition in a country which is deeply divided on political issues. That's incredibly dangerous," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "If there is a presidential election at the end of the year and Conde is the candidate, and if the government is insisting to go with this completely incredible electoral register in a contest which is largely boycotted by opposition, that will be polarizing. That would make it very difficult to make sure that the contest was fair," External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The other question is: is it sensible for Conde in his 80's to put his name forward? And is it even possible to hold elections on free and fair terms when the electoral register seems so difficult to trust," External link

dw-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Given that the age structure is very youthful in Guinea, it is typically that about 40 percent of the population would be of an age to vote," External link

dw-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The opposition is saying that the register is not trustworthy, La Francophonie is saying the register is not credible and it looks like West African leaders are also privately pointing out to Conde that this is a huge problem," External link

dw-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Alpha Conde ) : "I don't think that Conde, given his stubborn nature, would be conceding to the request from opposition politicians inside Guinea," External link

dw-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "He knows that those are reform issues that the international community and ECOWAS will regard favorably," External link

dw-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a difficult situation. The opposition is boycotting the election, and if the election and the referendum take place, you are going to end up with a parliament with no members of opposition in a country which is deeply divided on political issues. That's incredibly dangerous," External link

dw-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "If there is a presidential election at the end of the year and Conde is the candidate, and if the government is insisting to go with this completely incredible electoral register in a contest which is largely boycotted by opposition, that will be polarizing. That would make it very difficult to make sure that the contest was fair," External link

dw-en Friday, September 11, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "They want people who can deliver jobs, better public services, more social equality, more opportunities and, of course, after the COVID downturn, help navigate the country through this very difficult period," External link

dw-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "They want people who can deliver jobs, better public services, more social equality, more opportunities and, of course, after the COVID downturn, help navigate the country through this very difficult period," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:09:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly wrote ( about Alassane Ouattara ) : "trusted to sustain the strategy established during Ouattara's nine years in power" External link

allafrica Saturday, August 8, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The opposition has played a very hard game," "They have stuck to their core demand that President Keita must resign because he's discredited and they've refused to compromise on that. What ECOWAS has tried to do is to really present the opposition with a very hard reality that Keita must stay in place" External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:20:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The opposition has played a very hard game," "They have stuck to their core demand that President Keita must resign because he's discredited and they've refused to compromise on that. What ECOWAS has tried to do is to really present the opposition with a very hard reality that Keita must stay in place" External link

dw-en Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told ( about Jacques Foccart ) : "Foccart built a network of personal contacts between the French leadership and the elites of the former French colonies," External link

dw-en Monday, August 3, 2020 5:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told ( about Jacques Foccart ) : "Foccart built a network of personal contacts between the French leadership and the elites of the former French colonies," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, August 3, 2020 4:50:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:32:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 29, 2020 3:09:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

dw-en Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, July 27, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

dw-en Monday, July 27, 2020 4:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

allafrica Thursday, July 23, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, July 20, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Trust is a big challenge and it has been severely eroded," External link

dw-en Monday, July 20, 2020 7:45:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "They want people who can deliver jobs, better public services, more social equality, more opportunities and, of course, after the COVID downturn, help navigate the country through this very difficult period," External link

allafrica Monday, July 20, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "If the election is perceived to have been mismanaged, rigged, fudged at the edges, controlled, any of that could be exceptionally dangerous," External link

allafrica Monday, July 20, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly says ( about Alassane Ouattara ) : "But there is a wider question the region must address. Alassane Ouattara is a respected figure across West Africa and is regarded as an important regional statesman," External link

allafrica Monday, July 20, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "They want people who can deliver jobs, better public services, more social equality, more opportunities and, of course, after the COVID downturn, help navigate the country through this very difficult period," External link

dw-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "They want people who can deliver jobs, better public services, more social equality, more opportunities and, of course, after the COVID downturn, help navigate the country through this very difficult period," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:41:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The other question is: is it sensible for Conde in his 80's to put his name forward? And is it even possible to hold elections on free and fair terms when the electoral register seems so difficult to trust," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Given that the age structure is very youthful in Guinea, it is typically that about 40 percent of the population would be of an age to vote," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The opposition is saying that the register is not trustworthy, La Francophonie is saying the register is not credible and it looks like West African leaders are also privately pointing out to Conde that this is a huge problem," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Alpha Conde ) : "I don't think that Conde, given his stubborn nature, would be conceding to the request from opposition politicians inside Guinea," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "He knows that those are reform issues that the international community and ECOWAS will regard favorably," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a difficult situation. The opposition is boycotting the election, and if the election and the referendum take place, you are going to end up with a parliament with no members of opposition in a country which is deeply divided on political issues. That's incredibly dangerous," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "If there is a presidential election at the end of the year and Conde is the candidate, and if the government is insisting to go with this completely incredible electoral register in a contest which is largely boycotted by opposition, that will be polarizing. That would make it very difficult to make sure that the contest was fair," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The other question is: is it sensible for Conde in his 80's to put his name forward? And is it even possible to hold elections on free and fair terms when the electoral register seems so difficult to trust," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Given that the age structure is very youthful in Guinea, it is typically that about 40 percent of the population would be of an age to vote," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The opposition is saying that the register is not trustworthy, La Francophonie is saying the register is not credible and it looks like West African leaders are also privately pointing out to Conde that this is a huge problem," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Alpha Conde ) : "I don't think that Conde, given his stubborn nature, would be conceding to the request from opposition politicians inside Guinea," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "He knows that those are reform issues that the international community and ECOWAS will regard favorably," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a difficult situation. The opposition is boycotting the election, and if the election and the referendum take place, you are going to end up with a parliament with no members of opposition in a country which is deeply divided on political issues. That's incredibly dangerous," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "If there is a presidential election at the end of the year and Conde is the candidate, and if the government is insisting to go with this completely incredible electoral register in a contest which is largely boycotted by opposition, that will be polarizing. That would make it very difficult to make sure that the contest was fair," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, March 2, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The other question is: is it sensible for Conde in his 80's to put his name forward? And is it even possible to hold elections on free and fair terms when the electoral register seems so difficult to trust," External link

dw-en Monday, March 2, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Given that the age structure is very youthful in Guinea, it is typically that about 40 percent of the population would be of an age to vote," External link

dw-en Monday, March 2, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "The opposition is saying that the register is not trustworthy, La Francophonie is saying the register is not credible and it looks like West African leaders are also privately pointing out to Conde that this is a huge problem," External link

dw-en Monday, March 2, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Alpha Conde ) : "I don't think that Conde, given his stubborn nature, would be conceding to the request from opposition politicians inside Guinea," External link

dw-en Monday, March 2, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "He knows that those are reform issues that the international community and ECOWAS will regard favorably," External link

dw-en Monday, March 2, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It is a difficult situation. The opposition is boycotting the election, and if the election and the referendum take place, you are going to end up with a parliament with no members of opposition in a country which is deeply divided on political issues. That's incredibly dangerous," External link

dw-en Monday, March 2, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added ( about Alpha Conde ) : "If there is a presidential election at the end of the year and Conde is the candidate, and if the government is insisting to go with this completely incredible electoral register in a contest which is largely boycotted by opposition, that will be polarizing. That would make it very difficult to make sure that the contest was fair," External link

dw-en Monday, March 2, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “Everybody needs each other, and everybody is paying a heavy sacrifice,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:05:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “Everybody needs each other, and everybody is paying a heavy sacrifice,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : “Everybody needs each other, and everybody is paying a heavy sacrifice,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : “Everybody needs each other, and everybody is paying a heavy sacrifice,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 13, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Despite all military efforts that have been put in, more is needed to tackle the problem of jihadist terrorism in the Sahel," External link

allafrica Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Countries in the European Union have agreed to support French troops, because stability in the Sahel is the fundamental interest of Europe - for its own security, not just for West Africa," External link

allafrica Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added : "There is a growing resentment against this sort of visible international military presence and the fact that the French are the former colonial power in lots of these countries gives it an extra edge," External link

allafrica Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:08:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Despite all military efforts that have been put in, more is needed to tackle the problem of jihadist terrorism in the Sahel," External link

dw-en Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added : "There is a growing resentment against this sort of visible international military presence and the fact that the French are the former colonial power in lots of these countries gives it an extra edge," External link

dw-en Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Despite all military efforts that have been put in, more is needed to tackle the problem of jihadist terrorism in the Sahel," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly added : "There is a growing resentment against this sort of visible international military presence and the fact that the French are the former colonial power in lots of these countries gives it an extra edge," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, January 9, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : “Yesterday’s attack is only the latest in a series of brutal attacks that have often culminated in the massacre of any defeated garrison, attacks clearly aimed at destroying the morale of national armies in the Sahel,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, November 2, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "This particular deal has been prepared through many months of painstaking negotiation, and also efforts by the various mediators to properly understand the grievances of the different armed groups and the different social and economic pressures that partly lie behind them," External link

dw-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "The question will be how far that prime minister will command full authority because you can't really talk of a coherent single rebel entity," External link

dw-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The notion that hundreds of fighters from different groups would have been brought to justice for abuses would have never been plausible. It would always have been a case of identifying specific individuals, presumably those who had played a leading role in either carrying out or inciting human rights crimes or alleged human rights crimes," External link

dw-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "This particular deal has been prepared through many months of painstaking negotiation, and also efforts by the various mediators to properly understand the grievances of the different armed groups and the different social and economic pressures that partly lie behind them," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "The question will be how far that prime minister will command full authority because you can't really talk of a coherent single rebel entity," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The notion that hundreds of fighters from different groups would have been brought to justice for abuses would have never been plausible. It would always have been a case of identifying specific individuals, presumably those who had played a leading role in either carrying out or inciting human rights crimes or alleged human rights crimes," External link

deutschewelle-en Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explains : "I think it could politically work because it would create a genuine choice," External link

modernghana Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told ( about Peace ) : "Until the developments of last summer and now the talk of this FPI alliance, it seemed like an election with a Ouattara-Bédié alliance that's basically the RHDP (The Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace) as it's now called; which would have dominated everybody else, and not offered much choice," External link

modernghana Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly says : "Bédié, a few weeks ago began to talk about these issues again and it caused quite a lot of shock and deep concern," External link

modernghana Wednesday, August 14, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explains : "I think it could politically work because it would create a genuine choice," External link

rfi-en Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told ( about Peace ) : "Until the developments of last summer and now the talk of this FPI alliance, it seemed like an election with a Ouattara-Bédié alliance that's basically the RHDP (The Rally of Houphouëtists for Democracy and Peace) as it's now called; which would have dominated everybody else, and not offered much choice," External link

rfi-en Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly says : "Bédié, a few weeks ago began to talk about these issues again and it caused quite a lot of shock and deep concern," External link

rfi-en Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explains : "The borders are porous, and the Sahel states don't have the means to control the entire stretch;" External link

dw-en Friday, July 12, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explains : "The borders are porous, and the Sahel states don't have the means to control the entire stretch;" External link

deutschewelle-en Friday, July 12, 2019 5:51:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "What seems to mark the situation in Mali, is that the country is being trapped in this five- or six-year-long really serious crisis, where the authority of the state is particularly weak," External link

dw-en Monday, June 17, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Instead of seeking allies among ethnic communities, and getting them to organize local militias to support the security forces, the Niger government has taken the line that the state is responsible for security," External link

dw-en Monday, June 17, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "What seems to mark the situation in Mali, is that the country is being trapped in this five- or six-year-long really serious crisis, where the authority of the state is particularly weak," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, June 17, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Instead of seeking allies among ethnic communities, and getting them to organize local militias to support the security forces, the Niger government has taken the line that the state is responsible for security," External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, June 17, 2019 8:05:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "What seems to mark the situation in Mali, is that the country is being trapped in this five or six year-long really serious crisis, where the authority of the state is particularly weak," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Instead of seeking allies among ethnic communities, and getting them to organize local militias to support the security forces, the Niger government has taken the line that the state is responsible for security," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "What seems to mark the situation in Mali, is that the country is being trapped in this five or six year-long really serious crisis, where the authority of the state is particularly weak," External link

dw-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "Instead of seeking allies among ethnic communities, and getting them to organize local militias to support the security forces, the Niger government has taken the line that the state is responsible for security," External link

dw-en Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explains : "The borders are porous, and the Sahel states don't have the means to control the entire stretch;" External link

dw-en Monday, May 13, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly explains : "The borders are porous, and the Sahel states don't have the means to control the entire stretch;" External link

deutschewelle-en Monday, May 13, 2019 7:53:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : “I think the one thing it’s not is an attempt to outcompete France. All European countries are aware that they need to develop links with a continent that is fast-growing in economic terms, in population terms. And it has a major impact in terms of issues such as migration,” External link

voanews Friday, May 3, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly says : “Very often, China will make a contribution in terms of funding big infrastructure things that some other partners feel cautious about doing. But often, this is on soft loan terms, which down the line produces a heavy debt obligation,” External link

voanews Friday, May 3, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly comments : "It is difficult to see why the president has felt the need to embark on what amounts to the most astonishing attempt to dismantle a democratic political system," External link

rfi-en Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:30:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : “The president clearly sees Ghazouani as the best man to continue the political, economic and security strategy that he has developed over recent years, and as the man whom he can trust to protect the current framework of power and the interests of the foundations upon which the regime is based,” External link

africanbusinessmagazine Thursday, April 18, 2019 4:48:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Emmanuel Macron ) : “From the start of his presidency, Macron and his team have always made it clear that Africa as a whole is regarded as a priority continent of engagement,” External link

voanews Monday, March 11, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “It’s a cultural outreach to Africa which, at the moment, other western countries are lagging behind,” External link

voanews Monday, March 11, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : “A strong point is that conditions attached to western engagement are predictable,” External link

voanews Monday, March 11, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "This particular deal has been prepared through many months of painstaking negotiation, but also efforts by the various mediators to properly understand the grievances of the different armed groups and the different social and economic pressures that partly lie behind them," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly told : "The question will be how far that prime minister will command full authority because you can't really talk of a coherent single rebel entity," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "The notion that hundreds of fighters from different groups would have been brought to justice for abuses would have never been plausible. It would always have been a case of identifying specific individuals, presumably those who had played a leading role in either carrying out or inciting human rights crimes or alleged human rights crimes," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "This particular deal has been prepared through many months of painstaking negotiation, but also efforts by the various mediators to properly understand the grievances of the different armed groups and the different social and economic pressures that partly lie behind them," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:36:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "This particular deal has been prepared through many months of painstaking negotiation, but also efforts by the various mediators to properly understand the grievances of the different armed groups and the different social and economic pressures that partly lie behind them," External link

dw-en Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly told : "Last year the government did take some tough corrective measures and that did stabilize the situation, but for a country which is used to prosperity, the current situation is not very easy and the economy remains very heavily dependent on natural resources," External link

allafrica Friday, January 11, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly told : “It’s clear that quite a few Gabonese feel somewhat frustrated with the loss of impetus in the early reform message of President Bongo’s rule,” External link

france24-en Tuesday, January 8, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly says : "it can take easily 10 or 11 hours to drive from Bamako to as far as Mopti and then from there onto Gao another 24 hours," External link

rfi-en Wednesday, August 16, 2017 12:42:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Ivory Coast-The ) : "The idea is for regional forces to improve their cooperation in tackling jihadist terrorism, since terrorist attacks go beyond national frontiers," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1:15:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said ( about Ivory Coast-The ) : "In the long term it's a building block for the day when the UN forces and potentially the French deployment in Sahel are withdrawn in several years time. The hope is by that stage the Sahel countries will have a strong enough military capacity of their own," External link

deutschewelle-en Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1:15:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It improves the security of the UN troops, or does at least contain the danger," External link

msn-uk Monday, January 30, 2017 10:17:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly said : "It improves the security of the UN troops, or does at least contain the danger," External link

deutschewelle-en Sunday, January 29, 2017 11:47:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "France has changed quite a lot," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:32:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "France has changed quite a lot," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:11:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "France has changed quite a lot," External link

reuters Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:31:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "France has changed quite a lot," External link

reuters-en Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:39:00 PM EAT

Paul Melly said : "He had, in his first term, tried to position himself as a reformer, and he made some progress with that. But it was patchy," "And it may be that now, the combination of international pressure and domestic political pressure, would force him to make wider concession, for example we could imagine that in municipal elections or parliamentary elections He might have to cede a genuinely transparent and credible process in those types of vote" External link

globalsecurity Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:42:00 AM EAT

Paul Melly déclaré : "Bien que l'intervention des forces françaises et africaines ait mis fin au contrôle des terroristes du nord du Mali, la région reste très instable, malgré la présence de plus de 10.000 casques bleus" External link

elmoudjahid Friday, September 16, 2016 11:29:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
expert40.00%EN02/22/201722/02/2017
chercheur60.00%FR09/16/201616/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Paul MellyEN64.13%
Paul MellyFR35.87%
Paul MeliPT0.00%


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