We Should Exempt Africa from the UK-Russia Geopolitical Confrontation

Their differences notwithstanding, the UK and Russia could cooperate in Africa.

Today, neither Russia nor the UK can claim a leadership role in Africa. London reached the peak of its influence there between the First and Second World Wars, when the British Empire had a large part of the continent under its direct control. Moscow’s heydays in Africa were the 1960s and 1970s, when the Soviet Union was the main overseas supporter of the continent’s national liberation movements. The odds are that in the 21st century, the destinies of African countries will depend more on the logic of the emerging global competition between the US and China than on any decisions taken in the Kremlin or Downing Street. Continuer à lire … « We Should Exempt Africa from the UK-Russia Geopolitical Confrontation »

Over 500 Agreements Worth $12 Billion Inked at Russia-Africa Forum

18/11/2019 – The first ever Russia-Africa economic forum, which kicked off on Wednesday, has resulted in hundreds of deals and agreements, Russian Presidential Adviser Anton Kobyakov said. Continuer à lire … « Over 500 Agreements Worth $12 Billion Inked at Russia-Africa Forum »

EU Efforts to Support Private Sector in Libya

17/11/2019 – The EU has wounded up a 2 day workshop on assessment of capacity and laying down plans to promote the private sector in Libya. The project management said it aimed to put in place a work plan, and provide training opportunities for emerging small and medium size companies, to encourage their investments. The EU has launched, two week ago, a plan to support the private sector in Libya in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and civil society organisations across the country, with the aim of building capacities and encouraging youth and women to contribute vigorously to the national economy. The EU-financed project is executed by France Experts Organisation.



Nigeria/Niger – No end in sight to Nigeria’s border closures

18/09/2019 – Nigerian border crossings with Benin and Niger remain sealed despite a warning from West Africa’s regional grouping that the the shutdown is harming prosperity. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria/Niger – No end in sight to Nigeria’s border closures »

Serraj government discussing further funding for NOC to activate Libyan economy

24/08/2019 – Faiez Serraj, head of Libya’s internationally recognized Presidential Council and Government of National Accord, held an expanded meeting yesterday to discuss increased investment in the country’s oil sector.

The meeting was attended by the Ministers of Planning and Finance as well as the Governor of the Tripoli Central Bank of Libya (CBL), the Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), the head of the Audit Bureau, and the head of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA). Continuer à lire … « Serraj government discussing further funding for NOC to activate Libyan economy »

UAE / Mali Accelerating Cooperation

2019/03/06 – Reem Al Hashemy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Kamissa Camara, Mali’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, have discussed ways to further develop cooperation between the two countries.

The meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the 46th session of Council of Foreign Minister of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, addressed prospects for widening bilateral relations across various fronts.

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Israel/Mali/Niger – Map shown by PM shows Israel having ‘potential’ relations with Mali, Niger

2019/02/25 – Israel has “potential” diplomatic relations with Mali and Niger — two Muslim countries in Africa — according to a map Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed American-Jewish leaders this week.

Israeli officials have long acknowledged their goal to restore formal ties with Mali, though never publicly referred to the status quo of relations in this way. Continuer à lire … « Israel/Mali/Niger – Map shown by PM shows Israel having ‘potential’ relations with Mali, Niger »