German defence minister visits soldiers in north-eastern #Mali

08/10/2019 – German Defence Minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, on Tuesday, visited German soldiers serving with the UN in Mali to learn about their mission in the West African country. Continuer à lire … « German defence minister visits soldiers in north-eastern #Mali »

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Nigeria – Army launches Operation Positive Identification in Northeast #LacTchad (Operation Lafiya Dole)

23/09/2019 – The Nigerian Army Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) has launched “Operation Positive Identification” against the fleeing Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in the Northeast. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria – Army launches Operation Positive Identification in Northeast #LacTchad (Operation Lafiya Dole) »

Govt raises alarm over major security threat, opposition collaboration with Boko Haram

23/09/2019 – Zamfara State Government has announced that it was in possession of credible intelligence reports suggesting that some disgruntled politicians of the state origin are making clandestine moves to destabilize the state. Continuer à lire … « Govt raises alarm over major security threat, opposition collaboration with Boko Haram »

Chinese GP6 guided artillery projectiles in Libya

18/09/2019 – Images supplied to ARES show that the items in question included at least two Chinese-made GP6 laser-guided 155 mm artillery projectiles. These fall into a general category of weapons known as ‘precision guided munitions’. Precision guided munitions (PGMs) are those which can alter their flight paths to more precisely strike a target. PGMs are increasingly common amongst major militaries, however comparatively high per-munition cost and other factors restrict their use among the armed forces of developing nations. Nonetheless, more and more have been documented in service with the armed forces of developing nations, and in the hands of non-state actors. Continuer à lire … « Chinese GP6 guided artillery projectiles in Libya »

Libya, Interpol discuss cooperation in security issues

07/09/2019 – The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha met Thursday with the Secretary General of Interpol in France and discussed different security and military issues as well as more cooperation channels between Libya and Interpol as well as training programs for Libyan cadres by the Interpol. Continuer à lire … « Libya, Interpol discuss cooperation in security issues »

Morocco dismantles ISIS-affiliated cell

05/09/2019 – The Moroccan counter-terrorism office announced on Thursday the dismantling of a terrorist cell composed of five extremists affiliated with ISIS.

In a statement, the Moroccan Interior Ministry said that ages of the extremists vary between 27 and 41, adding that they were active in the cities of Berkane and Nador, northeast of the country.

Moroccan authorities are saying that the cell members were planning to join ISIS camps in the Sahel region, south of the desert, adding that they later “decided to execute terrorist operations targeting sensitive locations in Morocco.”

Al Arabiya

Sahel-Elite | Image: Security forces in Morocco. (AFP)

Why fight against money laundering, terrorism is low in West Africa, NFIU boss

04/09/2019 – The fight against money laundering and counter terrorism financing has remained low in West Africa due to weak governance structure, poor institutional framework, inadequate laws and unstable system of administration, Chief Executive officer, Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), Modibbo Hamman Tukur has said. Continuer à lire … « Why fight against money laundering, terrorism is low in West Africa, NFIU boss »