11/08/2020 – Member of the Presidential Council, Dr. Muhammad Amari Zayed, met the Turkish Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Serhat Aksen today, to discuss bilateral relations between the two friendly countries. During the meeting held at the Cabinet Office in Tripoli, Dr. Amari discussed the military situation in Sirte and Al-Jufrah, the political process and joint projects between Libya and Turkey, affirming that the Government of National Accord will continue its plan to extend its influence over all of the Libyan soil. He pointed out that there are no two conflicting parties in Libya, but rather a legitimate government, which is the government of all Libyans without exception, attacked by the rebel « Haftar » and that he has no place in the political process and his place is in local and international courts. Dr. Ammari also emphasized that what links Libya and Turkey is a common future of work and construction for the benefit of the two countries and joint action to face all the challenges facing this partnership. In his turn, the Turkish ambassador affirmed Turkey’s firm position in its support for the Government of National Accord as the only legitimate government recognized internationally, which is Turkey’s position in all international forums, stressing that the war criminal and his supporters with his crimes in Tarhouna and others have no place at the dialogue table. The meeting also touched on the close return of Turkish companies to Libya once the Government of National Accord completes its agreement with the companies and the Turkish government, to complete projects in the sectors of education, transportation, and infrastructure.
11/08/2020 – Le gouvernement nigérien a décidé lundi, à l’issue d’une réunion du Conseil national de sécurité (CNS), sous la présidence du chef de l’Etat Mahamadou Issoufou, d’étendre l’état d’urgence à l’ensemble de la région de Tillabéry, et ce après l’attentat meurtrier perpétré dimanche dans la zone de Kouré, apprend-on de source officielle. Continuer à lire … « Niger : l’état d’urgence étendu à l’ensemble de la région de Tillabéry après l’attentat meurtrier de Kouré »
From Okodili Ndidi, Abuja
11/08/2020 – The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said the recent warning by the United States of America (U.S.A) about bandits’ infiltration of the West African region was meant to sustain the onslaught against Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). Continuer à lire … « Nigeria – DHQ differs with U.S on ISIS movement »
11/08/2020 – The Janjaweed militia from Sudan with 70 armed vehicles is headed toward the key Libyan province of Sirte as putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar continues his military buildup around the city with the support of his foreign backers.
The official social media account of the Libyan government’s Operation Volcano of Rage stated that the Sudanese mercenaries were seen in the Brega district east of Sirte. The report added that the forces were on their way to support Haftar. Continuer à lire … « Sudanese Janjaweed militia heads toward Libya’s Sirte as military buildup continues »
11/08/2020 – Two Russian military cargo planes landed in Libya’s strategic Sirte city – Gardabiya airbase – which is under the control of illegitimate forces loyal to putschist Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan Army under the Government of National Accord said. Continuer à lire … « Two Russian military cargo planes land in Libya’s Sirte »
11/08/2020- Thousands of people took to the streets of Mali’s rainy capital Bamako on Tuesday renewing calls for President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to step down despite international mediation efforts to resolve a political crisis. Continuer à lire … « Mali protests resume as thousands call for president to resign »
11/08/2020 – ESTPLA-36, an Estonian infantry platoon that arrived in Mali for deployment at the beginning of April, performed its last patrol in the capital city of Gao on Sunday and is ready to hand over responsibility to the next platoon.
Continuer à lire … « Mali – Estonian infantry platoon ESTPLA-36 performs last patrol in Gao »
08/08/2020 – The National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported on Tuesday the total loss of sales opportunities as a direct result of oil installation closures amounts to 7.841 billion dollars, during the 200 days of force majeure.
The NOC, on its official Facebook page, called for an end to the forced closure of its installations in order for international partners to be able to provide extra support in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
It is worthy to note that warlord Haftar’s forces closed the oil fields and ports in the country since January last for economic and political gains.
The Libya Observer
08/08/2020 – Turkey on Thursday criticized Germany for taking part in a « biased » EU initiative to enforce a UN arms embargo on Libya’s warring sides.
After meetings with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Maltese Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters that by sending frigates to the initiative, dubbed Operation Irini, Germany endangered its impartiality in the conflict, as well as the legitimacy of the Berlin Conference to end the fighting in the North African country. Continuer à lire … « Turkey: Germany taking part in ‘biased’ Operation Irini #Libya »
By Alaa Thabet
08/08/2020 – At the time when Egypt is readying to vote for its new upper parliamentary chamber, the lower house has been keeping a close eye on two major national security threats that have posed grave challenges to the government: the expected shortage in the water supply because of the intransigent stance taken by Addis Ababa on its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, and Turkey’s interference in Libya. Continuer à lire … « INTERVIEW – Egypt faces unprecedented challenges from Libya, Ethiopia: Parliament speaker »