Nigeria holds meeting of Sahel Saharan security chiefs #Mali

2018/06/20 – Nigeria is to host the seventh meeting of the Ministers of Defence of Sahel Saharan State from June 20 to 22, 2018. The parley is geared at consolidating on the fight against terrorism in the region. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria holds meeting of Sahel Saharan security chiefs #Mali »

Mali / Sahel – First UK troops arrive in Africa to support France’s Barkhane mission in the Sahel

2018/06/15 – The first troops from a 100-member U.K. contingent to be deployed alongside French counter-terrorism forces in west Africa have arrived in the region, the French military said Thursday.
“The first troops from the British Chinook deployment, which will comprise three heavy transport helicopters and will be deployed in Gao [northern Mali] have arrived,” armed forces spokesman Colonel Patrik Steiger said. Continuer à lire … « Mali / Sahel – First UK troops arrive in Africa to support France’s Barkhane mission in the Sahel »

Russia, Sudan are discussing naval supply centre, not military base: diplomat

2018/06/10 – Moscow and Khartoum are discussing the establishment of a naval supply centre but not a military base on the Red Sea, said the Russian ambassador to Sudan Vladimir Giltov on Saturday. Continuer à lire … « Russia, Sudan are discussing naval supply centre, not military base: diplomat »

France, China, Others Collaborate with Nigeria Navy in Curbing Maritime Crimes on Gulf of Guinea

2018/06/10 – As part of moves to curb incidences of maritime crimes on the Gulf of Guinea (GOG) waters, especially piracy and sea robbery, the Nigerian Navy (NN) Wednesday launched a collaboration with France, China, Portugal and three other African navies.
The collaboration was the flag off a regional maritime exercise code named Exercise EKU KEGBE, of which 12 Nigerian Navy ships, alongside others from the participating countries were deployed. Continuer à lire … « France, China, Others Collaborate with Nigeria Navy in Curbing Maritime Crimes on Gulf of Guinea »

Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger sign border protection agreement

2018/06/04 – The Foreign Ministry in the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) said a quadripartite agreement to control and monitor borders among Libya, Sudan, Chad and Niger has been signed in Ndjamena.
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Military and security companies profit from European policies exporting border control overseas #Libya #NorthAfrica

2018/05/28 – This is probably part of the intention of the European Commission… not only to outsource migration control to other countries but to put its obvious consequences for human lives out of sight. Continuer à lire … « Military and security companies profit from European policies exporting border control overseas #Libya #NorthAfrica »

Peace and security challenges in Africa’s Sahel region require ‘holistic approach’, says UN official #G5Sahel

2018/05/25 – A “holistic approach” is needed to the address peace and security challenges in Africa’s vast Sahel region, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Wednesday, calling for more investment in better government, social services and youth opportunities. Continuer à lire … « Peace and security challenges in Africa’s Sahel region require ‘holistic approach’, says UN official #G5Sahel »