Mali – Chinese envoy calls on Malians to engage in national dialogue

10/10/2019 – Chinese envoy on Tuesday called on parties in Mali to engage in an inclusive national dialogue in pursuit of peace and reconciliation. »All parties in Mali should seize the opportunity of the national dialogue to work together for peace and development in the country and peacefully resolve their differences through consultations, » Wu Haitao, China’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, told the Security Council. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Chinese envoy calls on Malians to engage in national dialogue »

Dialogue does not mean defeat: rethinking Africa’s stance on counter-terrorism

09/09/2019 – When neither opponent can achieve the upper hand in a game of chess, it’s only a matter of time before a stalemate is declared. In a protracted battle in which no-one enjoys the upper hand, the question is not if but when there will be an impasse. Chess is, of course, a world away from the painful deadlock between states and terror groups characterised by the loss of lives and social upheaval – but it’s a useful analogy. Continuer à lire … « Dialogue does not mean defeat: rethinking Africa’s stance on counter-terrorism »

Sudan’s new FM open to relations with Israel, if Palestinian conflict resolved

Asma Abdullah, first woman in her country’s history to be top diplomat, says ‘now is not the time,’ but adds that most Arab states maintain some ties with Jewish state. Continuer à lire … « Sudan’s new FM open to relations with Israel, if Palestinian conflict resolved »

High Council of State: UAE fueling war in Libya

08/09/2019 – The Libyan High Council of State (HCS) has decried UAE’s provision of a media platform for the spokesman of Khalifa Haftar’s forces Ahmed Al-Mismari in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

The HCS denounced UAE’s hosting of a presser for the spokesman of outlaw military groups that are waging war on legitimacy in Libya and allowing him to incite more bloodshed among fellow Libyans. Continuer à lire … « High Council of State: UAE fueling war in Libya »

Algerian, Sudanese Armies advance opposite but equally uncertain paths

08/0972019 – As he puts himself and his family forward, Gaid Salah should bear in mind that he is the spokesman of the majlis of senior generals, no more. Some of them might think he is getting too big for his boots. Continuer à lire … « Algerian, Sudanese Armies advance opposite but equally uncertain paths »

Saudi Ambassador to Niger Meets Niger’s Foreign Minister

04/09/2019 Saudi Ambassador to the Republic of Niger Turki bin Naji Al-Ali, met here today with Niger’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and African Cooperation Kalla Moutari.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the Kingdom and Niger, and ways of enhancing them in all fields.

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Sahel-Elite | Image utilisée juste à titre d’illustration, Kalla Moutari

Algeria army chief wants presidential election in December

03/09/2019 – Algeria’s powerful army chief says that the date of the nation’s long-delayed presidential election should be announced on Sept. 15 to quickly pull the nation out of political limbo.By law, elections come 90 days after an announcement, which would mean a December vote. Continuer à lire … « Algeria army chief wants presidential election in December »