Niger/Russie – Le déplacement de la délégation du G5 Sahel à Moscou

2018/04/13 – Le 11 avril se sont déroulées au Ministère des affaires étrangères de Russie les consultations de Mikhaïl Bogdanov, envoyé spécial du Président russe pour le Moyen-Orient et l’Afrique, Vice-ministre des Affaires étrangères, avec Maman Sambo Sidikou, Secrétaire permanent du G5 Sahel (Mauritanie, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger et Tchad), arrivé à Moscou pour une visite de travail.
Continuer à lire … « Niger/Russie – Le déplacement de la délégation du G5 Sahel à Moscou »

Mali/UK – Towards a basis for sustainable peace and stability in Mali

2018/04/11 – Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN Security Council on the situation in Mali.

Thank you very much Mr President. Thank you Mr Foreign Minister for taking time to join us today and I’d like to join colleagues in thanking the SRSG for his briefing and my Swedish colleague for his report and the expeditious work of his committee. Continuer à lire … « Mali/UK – Towards a basis for sustainable peace and stability in Mali »

Mali – France to propose first U.N. targeted sanctions over Mali violence

2018/04/11 – France will propose the first names to be blacklisted by the United Nations Security Council for violating or obstructing Mali’s 2015 peace deal, French U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre said on Wednesday. Continuer à lire … « Mali – France to propose first U.N. targeted sanctions over Mali violence »

Mali – Malian jihadist handed over to ICC on war crimes charges

2018/04/01 – A Malian jihadist was arrested Saturday and handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face war crimes charges for the destruction of Timbuktu and sex slavery, the tribunal said. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Malian jihadist handed over to ICC on war crimes charges »

Mali/Canada – The importance of Canada’s mission to Mali (Opinion)

2018/03/29 – Canada sent more than 400,000 soldiers, out of a population of just eight million, to stand with our allies in the trenches of the First World War. We lost 65,000. Twenty years later, we again stood with our friends in the struggle against fascism and genocide, mobilizing 1.1 million troops from a population of 11 million. We left 44,000 buried overseas, and tens of thousands came home wounded from the Second World War. And yet, just a few years later, Canadians fought bravely for international stability under the newly-minted United Nations flag in Korea for the ideal of universally agreed-upon rules to keep peace, to provide security, to avoid another worldwide catastrophe – rules Canadians helped formulate. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Canada – The importance of Canada’s mission to Mali (Opinion) »

Niger – Special Forces Opacity: Dangers for the U.K.

2018/03/29 – When news first emerged that four American special operators and five Nigeriens had been killed in a deadly ambush on the 4th of October 2017, it catapulted the hitherto, little-known United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) presence in Niger into the limelight. Almost immediately, Senators were poring  back over the documents they had been briefed on concerning United States (U.S.) combat operations in the region. Many of them admitted they had not been aware of the scale or nature of the US presence in Niger. Some commentators suggested they should have been paying more attention. Lora Lumpe and Jacob Marx of the Open Society Foundation stated, “Either the Pentagon has not been informing Congress, or it is sending updates…but nobody is reading them.” Continuer à lire … « Niger – Special Forces Opacity: Dangers for the U.K. »

Sudan calls to support anti-terrorism efforts in #Sahel region

2018/03/17 – Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has called on the international community to support efforts of the countries of the Sahel Region to fighting against extremism and terrorism.Ghanour’s call came during the 6th meeting of the Ministerial Coordination Platform for Sahel Strategies which was held in the Chadian capital, Ndjamena on Thursday. Continuer à lire … « Sudan calls to support anti-terrorism efforts in #Sahel region »