Nouvelles violences dans le centre du Mali, au moins 13 civils tués en une semaine

2018/11/12 – Au moins 13 civils ont été tués dans le centre du Mali depuis le 5 décembre, a appris lundi l’AFP auprès d’un élu et d’un responsable administratif de cette région particulièrement instable où sévissent des islamistes et où s’affrontent des groupes d’autodéfense de différentes communautés. Continuer à lire … « Nouvelles violences dans le centre du Mali, au moins 13 civils tués en une semaine »

Mali – Les travailleurs de l’Assemblée nationale en grève les 12, 13 et 14 décembre

2018/11/12 – Dans un préavis de grève en date du 27 novembre 2018 déposé sur la table du président de l’Assemblée nationale, le comité syndical de l’hémicycle dirigé par Ibrahim Mahamane Touré exige l’adoption de la proposition de loi N° 18/37-5L portant statut du personnel parlementaire. Pour la satisfaction de leurs doléances, le comité syndical prévoit une grève de 72 heures du 12 au 14 décembre 2018. A cet effet, dans une correspondance en date du 07 décembre 2018, la section syndicale des institutions de la République (SSIR), a décidé d’apporter son soutien aux travailleurs de l’Assemblée nationale. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Les travailleurs de l’Assemblée nationale en grève les 12, 13 et 14 décembre »

Call to expand Belarus-Sudan interregional cooperation

2018/11/12 – Belarus-Sudan interregional cooperation needs to be taken to a higher level, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko said as he met with Sudan President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir on 11 December, BelTA has learned. Continuer à lire … « Call to expand Belarus-Sudan interregional cooperation »

Saudi Arabia pledges $113m to support Sahel countries #G5Sahel

2018/11/12 – Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Kattan announced Friday a donation of $113.7 million to support Sahel countries. Kattan revealed the donation during the opening ceremony of the Coordination Conference of G5 Sahel Partners and Funders for Financing of Priority Investment Programme (PIP) for (2019-2021) in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott.
The G5 Sahel comprises Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad. He said King Salman had ordered the money to support these five countries, adding that half this amount would be allocated to support priority investments in the Sahel.

Arab News / Sahel-Elite Photo: Ahmed Kattan said King Salman had ordered the money to support these five countries. (AFP)

IMF Executive Board Approves the US$19.5 Million Disbursement to Niger to Strengthen Macroeconomic Stability

2018/11/12 – On December 10, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the third review of Niger’s economic and financial program supported under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) framework. The completion of the review enables the disbursement of SDR14.1 million (about US$19.5 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR56.4 million (about US$78.1 million). Continuer à lire … « IMF Executive Board Approves the US$19.5 Million Disbursement to Niger to Strengthen Macroeconomic Stability »

Niger – Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, President of Niger attend signing of bilateral agreements

2018/11/12 – The UAE and Niger on Monday signed a number of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding, MoUs, in Abu Dhabi with the aim of developing bilateral partnerships and co-operation.His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger, were present during the signing and exchanging of the documents of the agreements and MoUs at the Presidential Palace. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, President of Niger attend signing of bilateral agreements »

Niger – Foreign and defence ministers of Libya’s neighbours to meet in Niamey on security issues

2018/11/12 – Foreign and defence ministers of Libya’s neighbouring countries will hold a meeting in the Nigerian capital Niamey next Friday, to discuss the security of common borders.

According to sources, the meeting will consider the joint agreement on securing borders, signed last May, between Sudan, Libya, Niger, and Chad, as well as combating organized and transnational crime in the Sahel.

The Sudanese capital, Khartoum has hosted last week, a ministerial meeting of Libyan neighbours, attended by UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame, and with the participation of the Arab League, the European Union, and the African Union, as well as France and Italy.

Libya Observer / Sahel-Elite Photo: Ghassan Salame, the UN secretary general’s special representative for Libya (AFP)