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 »

Israel/Africa – Netanyahu shows American-Jewish leaders map of Israel’s diplomatic offensive in Africa #Mali

2019/20/02 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told American-Jewish leaders that Israel has “potential” diplomatic relations with Mali and Niger, reported The Times of Israel.

“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,” the report added. Continuer à lire … « Israel/Africa – Netanyahu shows American-Jewish leaders map of Israel’s diplomatic offensive in Africa #Mali »

AMU revamps Maghreb railway project

2018/19/02 – The Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) has received a grant from the African Development Bank to modernise an integrated regional railway network between Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, a step analysts said was crucial to strengthening ties in North Africa.“The idea of a railway linking Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco is very old,” said Yacine Bendjaballah, CEO of the National Company for Rail Transport. “Transport officials from the AMU have discussed it many times when they’ve met.” Continuer à lire … « AMU revamps Maghreb railway project »

UAE/Niger – Khalifa Fund signs $25m deal to support SMEs in Niger

2019/07/02 – Hussain Jasim Al Nowais, Chairman of Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, and Saadou Sidou, Nigerien Minister of Trade and Private Sector Development, have signed a $25 million (Dhs92 million) agreement aimed at providing support for micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), in Niger, where the amount will be distributed in equal instalments. Continuer à lire … « UAE/Niger – Khalifa Fund signs $25m deal to support SMEs in Niger »

Saudis maneuver for dominance in Africa

2019/06/02 – Saudi Arabia stumbled to the finish line in 2018. Its war in Yemen got messier. Its reputation was severely damaged by the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Its regional rival Iran solidified its power in Syria. But as the old year gave way to the new, the desert kingdom could count at least one success: the joint naval maneuvers known as Red Wave 1. Continuer à lire … « Saudis maneuver for dominance in Africa »

Mali – Iran to Increase Medical Help to African Countries

2019/03/02 – Rouhani stressed that Iran is willing to deepen relations with African countries, including Mali, adding, “there are good opportunities for development of relations between Iran and Mali in economic fields. » Continuer à lire … « Mali – Iran to Increase Medical Help to African Countries »