Saudi Arabia pledges $113m to support Sahel countries #G5Sahel

2018/11/12 – Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Kattan announced Friday a donation of $113.7 million to support Sahel countries. Kattan revealed the donation during the opening ceremony of the Coordination Conference of G5 Sahel Partners and Funders for Financing of Priority Investment Programme (PIP) for (2019-2021) in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott.
The G5 Sahel comprises Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad. He said King Salman had ordered the money to support these five countries, adding that half this amount would be allocated to support priority investments in the Sahel.

Arab News / Sahel-Elite Photo: Ahmed Kattan said King Salman had ordered the money to support these five countries. (AFP)

Mali – The European Union mobilises an extra €50 million for structural reforms in Mali #G5Sahel

2018/07/12 – The European Union is stepping up cooperation with Mali and the implementation of structural reforms to improve security, governance and access to basic services in the country.

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Algeria detects 11 missiles near border with Mali

2018/07/12 – The Algerian army has discovered a hideout containing 11 surface-to-air missiles near the country’s border with Mali, the defence ministry announced yesterday.

“After a search operation in the country’s border town of Bordj Badji Mokhtar, a division at the Algerian People’s National Armed Forces found an ammunition cache containing 11 anti-tank missiles,” the ministry said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Algeria detects 11 missiles near border with Mali »

Chad said to condition resumed ties with Israel on ‘extensive’ weapons sales

2018/02/12 – The president of Chad has presented Israel with a laundry list of demands, including significant arms sales, as a condition for renewing ties, according to a report Wednesday.

Idriss Déby’s visit to Israel this week was hailed as a historic opening between Jerusalem and the majority-Muslim African nation, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu planning a reciprocal trip in the near future to officially re-establish ties. Continuer à lire … « Chad said to condition resumed ties with Israel on ‘extensive’ weapons sales »

Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and CAR leaders to meet over Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has announced his intention to hold a one-day meeting with the Heads of State and Government of Chad, Cameroon, Niger, and the Central African Republic. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Niger and CAR leaders to meet over Boko Haram »

Sudan’s al-Bashir to visit Belarus next month: sources

2018/28/11 – The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir would conduct an official visit to Belarus from 9 to 11 December, a well-informed source told the Russian news agency, Sputnik, on Monday“Al-Bashir would be accompanied by a ministerial delegation including ministers of oil and gas, minerals, trade and industry besides the state minister of finance and the governor of the central bank of Sudan,” said the same source. Continuer à lire … « Sudan’s al-Bashir to visit Belarus next month: sources »

Jihadist leader ‘very probably’ killed by French forces in Mali

2018/15/11- French forces operating in Mali killed seven suspected jihadists after a recent nighttime raid, possibly including a top leader in an alliance of insurgents linked to Al-Qaeda, the French army said Thursday.

Al-Mansour Ag Alkassim, the chief of a wing of the Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), was « very probably » among those killed in the operation the night of Sunday to Monday, army spokesman Patrik Steiger told AFP. Continuer à lire … « Jihadist leader ‘very probably’ killed by French forces in Mali »