Libya’s paramilitary force to ‘cleanse’ country’s south

2019/01/15- A spokesman for Libya’s powerful paramilitary based in the eastern city of Benghazi says its troops are launching an operation « to cleanse » the country’s south of Islamic militants and criminals.Ahmed al-Mesmari of the self-styled Libyan National Army that answers to Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter told reporters on Tuesday that the operations aims to « eliminate gangs, Islamic State terrorists and criminals » in the south. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s paramilitary force to ‘cleanse’ country’s south »

Into Africa: Prigozhin, Wagner, and the Russian Military

(PONARS Policy Memo) Yevgeny Prigozhin, the corrupt military contractor from St. Petersburg who funds the informal armed organization known as the Wagner Group, expanded his lucrative foreign adventures into Africa in 2018 with Russian state support. His fortunes continued to rise even after scores of his fighters were killed and wounded by a United States air strike in eastern Syria. Continuer à lire … « Into Africa: Prigozhin, Wagner, and the Russian Military »

Sudan says Russia could set up military base on Red Sea

2018/01/14- The Sudanese parliament said a draft military agreement signed between Sudan and Russia would pave the road for the latter to build a military base on the Red Sea coast in the future.In an interview with Sputnik News Service, head of the parliamentary subcommittee on Defence, Security and Public Order, Al-Hadi Adam Musa, described the draft agreement between the two sides to facilitate entry of Russian and Sudanese warships to the ports of the two nations as a step forward towards establishing strategic relations. Continuer à lire … « Sudan says Russia could set up military base on Red Sea »

UN experts warns of growing influence of Sudanese armed groups in Libya

2019/01/14 – The United Nations group of experts on Sudan said that the Darfur armed groups have reinforced their presence in Libya, some of whom had participated in the military operations carried out by the so-called Dignity Forces.

« These groups are involved in mercenary activities and others, such as smuggling, establishing illegal checkpoints, and banditry, » UN group of experts clarified in their report.

They also warned that the groups could become an integral part of the conflict if their presence was protracted in Libya.

The Libya Observer


Mali / UAE – Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Receives Malian President

2019/01/12 – Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Emirates’ Armed Forces received here today President of Mali Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, currently on a visit to the Emirates, WAM reported.
On welcoming the President of Mali, Sheikh bin Zayed expressed hope that the visit would contribute to promoting relations between the two countries, in various fields, in addition to review cooperation and ways to enhance it to best serve interests of the two countries and peoples, especially, in development, economic and investment related domains.



Security threats lead to evacuation of several headquarters in Libya’s capital

2019/01/11 – Security apparatuses in Libya’s capital Tripoli evacuated on Thursday morning the High Council of State’s (HCS) headquarters at Radisson Blu hotel and the HCS’s secretary office in Tariq Al-Sikka over reports of a security threat, sources from the HCS told The Libya Observer. Continuer à lire … « Security threats lead to evacuation of several headquarters in Libya’s capital »

Qatar, Tunisia discuss bilateral relations

2019/01/11 – Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani met on January the 7th with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tunisia, Khemaies Jhinaoui, currently visiting the country. Talks during the meeting covered the bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them, as well as issues of mutual concern. The Deputy Prime Minister also tweeted on Palestine issues.

The Peninsula – Qatar