Réformes sécuritaires : les Etats-Unis satisfaits des progrès du Niger

18/11/2019 – Lors de la sixième réunion du comité de pilotage sur l’Initiative de Gouvernance en matière de sécurité (SGI), le 14 novembre 2019, à Niamey, les Etats-Unis ont apprécié les efforts réalisés par les autorités nigériennes dans la mise en œuvre des réformes sécuritaires. Continuer à lire … « Réformes sécuritaires : les Etats-Unis satisfaits des progrès du Niger »

Bénin – Incidents dans les régions frontalières au Nigeria: Le gouvernement béninois condamne avec fermeté

18/11/2019 – Les incidents survenus dans les régions frontalières au Nigeria, ces derniers jours, notamment à Pobè et Igolo, n’ont pas laissé sans réaction le gouvernement béninois. C’est avec fermeté que le ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la Coopération a exprimé, samedi 16 novembre dernier, son indignation à l’ambassadeur de la République fédérale du Nigeria près le Bénin, convoqué expressément. Continuer à lire … « Bénin – Incidents dans les régions frontalières au Nigeria: Le gouvernement béninois condamne avec fermeté »

Russia declares Wagner PMC mercenary captured by ISIS dead

18/11/2019 – In May 2019, the family of the Cossack Grigory Tsurkanu received a death certificate for him, even though he had been considered only “missing” until then, Kommersant reports, citing its own sources. Continuer à lire … « Russia declares Wagner PMC mercenary captured by ISIS dead »

U.S. blacklists companies, people for support of Islamic State

18/11/2019 – The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on four companies and two people operating in Syria, Turkey, the Gulf and Europe for providing financial and logistical support to Islamic State.The targets were blacklisted under an executive order that imposes sanctions on terrorists and those who have provided assistance or support for terrorists, the U.S. Treasury Department said.

Turkey-based Sahloul Money Exchange Company, Al-Sultan Money Transfer Company and ACL Ithalat Ihracat were targeted for providing financial and logistical support to Islamic State, as were Turkish nationals Ismail Bayaltun and his brother Ahmet Bayaltun.

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Islamic State Central Africa Province: Rebranding or Coopting of ADF Faction

18/11/2019 – Islamic State (IS), somewhat shockingly, announced the formation of Islamic State Central Africa Province (IS-CAP) nearly seven months ago on April 18, expanding the group’s presence into the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (The East African, April 19). Details regarding the size or demographics of its forces are murky, but evidence indicates ties to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), one of the country’s most bellicose militant groups. Many analysts believed the announcement portended a drastic shift in the security environment, but the operations claimed by IS-CAP seemingly indicate that it has only coopted a small faction within the ADF, or that there are only a handful of ADF fighters aligned, or in communication, with IS. Continuer à lire … « Islamic State Central Africa Province: Rebranding or Coopting of ADF Faction »

New Security Minister for Guinea

18/11/2019 – Guinea President Alpha Conde has replaced his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend his mandate.

Conde (81) is due to step down next year when his second and final five-year term expires, but refuses to rule out running again and asked government to investigate drafting a new constitution. Continuer à lire … « New Security Minister for Guinea »

Ghana operating Otokar Cobra armoured vehicles

18/11/2019 – Ghana is one of the most recent customers for the Turkish Otokar Cobra and Cobra II armoured vehicles, with both models seen in service with the Ghanaian Army earlier this month. Continuer à lire … « Ghana operating Otokar Cobra armoured vehicles »