Nigeria Army ‘captures’ 10 Boko Haram commanders

13/10/2019 – Nigeria Army said the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have captured 10 senior commanders of the Boko Haram insurgency group.

Army spokesman Aminu Iliyasu in a statement said the arrest of the insurgents was part of the Nigeria Army’s heightened level of fight against terrorism. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria Army ‘captures’ 10 Boko Haram commanders »

Nigeria looks to sign military cooperation deal with Russia this month

13/10/2019 -Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hopes to sign a military technical cooperation deal with Russia at talks with President Vladimir Putin this month that will help it fight Boko Haram militants, Nigeria’s ambassador in Moscow said on Friday.The Nigerian leader is due to meet Putin on the sidelines of a Russia-Africa summit in the Black Sea city of Sochi amid a push by Moscow to expand its influence in Africa. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria looks to sign military cooperation deal with Russia this month »

Libya rejects Arab League’s proposal to reduce diplomatic cooperation with Turkey

13/10/2019 – Libya’s Foreign Ministry of the Government of National  Accord said Saturday it refuses to reduce diplomatic representation and cooperation with Turkey. Continuer à lire … « Libya rejects Arab League’s proposal to reduce diplomatic cooperation with Turkey »

Moscow and Beijing Discuss Security Situation in Libya

13/10/2019 – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister for Middle East and Africa Affairs Michael Bugdanov has discussed with Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Xing Xian Dong political and security developments in Libya. The two officials stressed the need to continue cooperation between Moscow and Beijing to achieve permanent stability in the Middle East and North Africa, said the Russian Foreign Ministry which said the Libyan issue was subject of extended talks between the two officials.

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Niger – Prorogation de l’état d’urgence dans la région de Diffa et certaines parties des régions de Tillabéry et Tahoua

13/10/2019 – Le Parlement nigérien en séance plénière de ce vendredi 11 octobre a entériné les projets de lois portant prorogation de l’état d’urgence dans la région de Diffa et dans plusieurs départements des régions de Tillabéry et Tahoua. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Prorogation de l’état d’urgence dans la région de Diffa et certaines parties des régions de Tillabéry et Tahoua »

Mali: Nothing Religious, Just Business

13/10/2019 – Mali continues to be the most dangerous UN peacekeeping operation with over 200 dead so far. This is largely due to northern Mali, where most of these deaths occur. There was lots of violence up there since (and before) the peacekeepers arrived in early 2013. The peacekeepers are mainly African and in 2018 the combined forces suffered a death rate of about 130 per 100,000 per year (a standard measure of such things.) The rate in 2017 was nearly double that and that high rate seems to be returning in 2019. A lot of the violence has moved south to central Mali. Continuer à lire … « Mali: Nothing Religious, Just Business »

Centre du Mali : le Premier ministre lance une opération de désarmement volontaire

113/10/2019 – Le Premier ministre malien Boubou Cissé a lancé vendredi près de Mopti une opération de désarmement volontaire de quelque 8.500 combattants du centre du Mali, pour tenter d’endiguer le “cycle infernal” de violences qui ensanglante la région et menace la stabilité du pays, a constaté un correspondant de l’AFP. Continuer à lire … « Centre du Mali : le Premier ministre lance une opération de désarmement volontaire »