2018/03/ 18 – “Is this in Canada’s national interest or is this in the Liberals’ interest?” asked MP James Bezan, after a government source confirmed Canada will dispatch an aviation task force to the West African nation as part of a UN mission.
The Conservative defence critic is questioning the Trudeau government’s decision to send peacekeeping troops to the troubled West African nation of Mali.
Continuer à lire … « Mali /Canada – Conservative critic questions Liberal plan to send Canadian peacekeepers to Mali »
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 »
2018/03/17 – Canada will be dispatching an aviation task force to the troubled West African nation of Mali as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission, a senior government official said Friday. Continuer à lire … « Canada to send over 200 soldiers to Mali in UN peacekeeping mission »
2018/03716 – Shireen Tahmaasb Hunter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University, tells the Tehran Times that that “From a defense perspective the Sahel is not very important for Saudi Regime or the UAE.” Continuer à lire … « Sahel not important for KSA defense-wise: Prof. Hunter #UAE #SaudiArabia #G5Sahel »
2018/03/15 – Sudan Disarmament, Demobilization and. Reintegration Commission (SDDRC) Wednesday said it plans to demobilize 6500 ex-combatants from the various former rebel groups in the country. SDDRC Commissioner further said the demobilization exercises will continue until 2020 and projects to demobilize and integrate over 40,000 combatants. Continuer à lire … « Sudan to demobilize 6500 former combatants in 2018 »
2018/03/15 – China’s first peacekeeping helicopter detachment concluded the transport of soldiers and cargos of the Senegalese peacekeeping in-fantry battalion affiliated to the Sector North of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) on March 4. Continuer à lire … « Sudan – Chinese peacekeeping helicopters complete UN transport mission #Senegal »
2018/03/15 – Green Berets working with government forces in Niger killed 11 Islamic State militants in a firefight in December, the American military acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday. The battle occurred two months after four United States soldiers died in an ambush in another part of Niger — and after senior commanders had imposed stricter limits on military missions in the West African country. Continuer à lire … « Niger – U.S. Kept Silent About Its Role in Another Firefight in Niger »