UAE-Turkish Rivalry Wreaks Regional Havoc In Libya And Syria – Analysis (by James R. Dorsey)

24/05/2020 – The Saudi-Iranian dispute may dominate headlines but a similar rivalry between Turkey and the United Arab Emirates is equally wreaking havoc in the Middle East and North Africa.

While Saudi Arabia may in some ways have a leg up on Iran, Turkey and the UAE are at a virtual draw. Continuer à lire … « UAE-Turkish Rivalry Wreaks Regional Havoc In Libya And Syria – Analysis (by James R. Dorsey) »

China defence spending rise at three-decade low, still to grow 6.6%

24/05/2020 – China’s defence spending this year will rise at the slowest rate in three decades but will still increase by 6.6% from 2019, as the country grapples with what it sees as growing security threats and a wilting economy. Continuer à lire … « China defence spending rise at three-decade low, still to grow 6.6% »

Iran is doing business with Russian T-72 tanks in the Middle East and Africa

24/05/2020 – Soviet tanks modernized by Iran became popular in the Middle East and African countries. The fact is that Iran does not produce world-class weapons systems, but succeeds in updating old models of equipment from other countries and selling them, writes The National Interest. Continuer à lire … « Iran is doing business with Russian T-72 tanks in the Middle East and Africa »

Dakar, a “White” Queen of West Africa Drug Trafficking

24/05/2020 – As a strategic port, Dakar has become a true regional transport hub for the Senegalese economy. Drug dealers also want to use the port to export drugs to Europe, despite the risks involved.

From January to April 2020, the Senegalese Navy and customs reported the confiscation of 6 tonnes of hashish and 120 kilograms of cocaine during raids on the high seas as well as in the port of Dakar. Impressive raids were also carried out in 2019, when the number of potent drugs seizures sharply increased. As a result of six major operations, at least 2,079 kilograms of cocaine were confiscated.
Continuer à lire … « Dakar, a “White” Queen of West Africa Drug Trafficking »

Libya’s intelligence chief dies of heart attack

10/05/2020 – Libyan intelligence chief Abdul Qader al-Tuhami died of a heart attack at his home in the capital Tripoli on Sunday, according to a local security source.

The Libyan government has yet to confirm al-Tuhami’s death.

Al-Tuhami had served as an officer in the external security service under late ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

In April 2017, he was appointed by Libya’s Presidential Council as head of the intelligence service.

Anadolu Agency

Sahel-Elite (Bamako-Mali)

Tchad – Le groupe terroriste Boko Haram exécute deux soldats tchadiens

10/05/2020 – Le groupe terroriste Boko Haram a diffusé jeudi une vidéo d’exécution de deux soldats tchadiens, faits prisonniers lors d’une attaque.

Les deux soldats portent des habits militaires, dont l’un le tee-shirt de l’ANT, sigle de l’Armée nationale tchadienne. Continuer à lire … « Tchad – Le groupe terroriste Boko Haram exécute deux soldats tchadiens »