Gambia – Army spokesperson debunks arrest at State House

2018/16/11 – The Spokesperson of The Gambia Armed Forces, Omar Bojang, has strongly denied reports on social media that some soldiers were recently arrested at State House over some security matters. Continuer à lire … « Gambia – Army spokesperson debunks arrest at State House »

UK hails Mauritania role in preserving security of neighbours

2018/16/11- Britain’s Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, on Friday, hailed Mauritania’s role in preserving the security of the G5 Sahel.

Burt made the comments after a discussion with the Mauritanian President, Mohammad Ould Abdel-Aziz, in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, according to Anadolu. He added that the UK is ready to offer its support to Mauritania in preserving this security, in addition to supporting trade and culture. Continuer à lire … « UK hails Mauritania role in preserving security of neighbours »

Mauritania – Anti-terror force in Sahel begins officer training

2018/15/11 – A military school gathering five countries in the Sahel inducted its first officers on Monday into a programme to train future leaders of a joint anti-terror force.

Thirty-five senior officers were inducted into the G5 Sahel Defence Academy, located in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, for an eight-month course, an AFP reporter saw. Continuer à lire … « Mauritania – Anti-terror force in Sahel begins officer training »

Mali/Estonia – Digest: Why Estonia’s contributions in Africa continue to make sense (Opinion)

2018/16/11- Foreign news editor at daily Postimees, Martin Kutti writes in a comment for his paper why Estonia should continue to contribute to international efforts in Africa’s Sahel zone. Kutti accompanied Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Centre) and Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) Gen. Riho Terras to Mali earlier in October.
Continuer à lire … « Mali/Estonia – Digest: Why Estonia’s contributions in Africa continue to make sense (Opinion) »

Mali – Mali Mission has ‘no prospect of immediate success,’ says Operation Medusa commander

2018/15/11- The man who led Canada’s troops in Afghanistan said the Canadian peacekeeping mission in Mali has “no prospect of immediate success.”“The political overtones and what’s going on in this country and this mission are ugly,” retired major-general David Fraser told CTV’s Power Play host Don Martin on Monday. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Mali Mission has ‘no prospect of immediate success,’ says Operation Medusa commander »

Russia/Africa – Aid to African states should go beyond military cooperation, Russian diplomat says

2018/12/11 – African countries are still facing a number of serious problems now, which is why it is necessary for the global community to go beyond military cooperation in providing assistance to them, Russian Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said, addressing the Dialogue of Civilizations forum on Saturday. Continuer à lire … « Russia/Africa – Aid to African states should go beyond military cooperation, Russian diplomat says »

Morocco’s BCIJ Has Dismantled 57 Terrorist Cells Since 2015

2018/12/11 – Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) has dismantled 57  terror cells since its creation in 2015.

Since the beginning of 2018, BCIJ has dismantled eight terror cells. The BCIJ dismantled 9 cells in 2017, 19 in 2016, and 21 in 2015.

Abdelhak Khiame, the head of the BCIJ, shared his statistics in a recent interview with Maghreb Arab Press (MAP). Continuer à lire … « Morocco’s BCIJ Has Dismantled 57 Terrorist Cells Since 2015 »