Tunisia Raises Security Alert Level on Borders following US Warning

2019/01/11 – The Tunisian army and security forces have increased security alert level to the maximum on borders with Libya and Algeria, days after the US Department of State warned US citizens to avoid travel to Tunisia due to increased risk of terrorist attacks against foreign and domestic targets in the country. Continuer à lire … « Tunisia Raises Security Alert Level on Borders following US Warning »

Libya – Interior Minister discusses with Chinese ambassador return of Chinese companies

2019/10/01 – Interior Minister of PC Fathi Pashagha reaffirmed Libya’s desire to cooperate with China in the security field to raise the efficiency and performance of the Ministry of Interior officers.

The minister’s remarks came at a meeting with the Chinese ambassador to Libya at the ministry’s HQ in Tripoli, during which the Chinese ambassador expressed that the improved security situation in the capital will encourage Chinese companies to return to work from Libya, according to the ministry’s Information Office Facebook.

Safa Alharathy – Libya Observer


Libya – Serraj determined to progress with “security arrangements”

2019/01/10 – Mohamed El-Sallak, the spokesperson for Faiez Serraj, the head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord, conveyed the assurance of Serraj to move forward on steps to enhance Libya’s security and stability.

During the weekly press conference held at the Media Center of the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday, Sallak explained that security and stability comes through the completion of the so-called “Security Arrangements” Continuer à lire … « Libya – Serraj determined to progress with “security arrangements” »

Nigeria, China sign MOU on counter-insurgency

2018/10/01 – The Federal Government and the Peoples Republic of China, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Chinese to assist the Armed Forces of Nigeria to strengthen its counter-insurgency capabilities.

Minister of Defence, Brig. Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (Retd) signed the document on behalf of the Nigerian government while the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Ziyou Pingjian signed on behalf of the Chinese at a short ceremony held in Abuja, on Thursday.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer to the Minister, Colonel Tukur Gusau.

The statement read in part, “The signing of the  MOU was a  follow up to the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to China in September 2018 were discussions on infrastructure financing for strategic projects and gratis for the Armed Forces was held with the Chinese President  Mr. Xi Jinping.”

The Punch / Sahel-Elite Image: Minister of Defence, Retired Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali. Punch file photo

Iran Defense minister arrives in Mauritania (09/01)

2019/01/10 – Iran’s Defense Minister Amir Hatami arrived in Nouakchott on Wednesday at the head of a high-ranking delegation. He is slated to hold talks with the top-ranking officials of Mauritania during his trip to the African state. He will talk with the country’s president and defense minister.

Mauritania is a major Muslim country in Northwest Africa.

IRNA / Sahel-Elite

Ukraine deploys 20 military personnel to UN mission in Mali

2019/09/01 – President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to send up to 20 officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to participate in the UN mission in Mali.

This is stated in the relevant presidential decree, published on the website of the head of state.

« To send Ukraine’s national personnel (made up of military officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine) of up to 20 people to participate in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, » the decree says.

The president also ordered « the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to take measures to ensure the implementation of Article 1 of this decree. »

According to the document, the deployment of Ukrainian military will promote the maintenance of international peace and security and meet the national interests of the state.


Sahel-Elite Image: President Petro Poroshenko

China to deepen security cooperation with Africa: FM

2019/09/01 – China is desirous to enhance its cooperation with Africa in the areas of peace building and security, the visiting foreign minister said in Ethiopia of East Africa on Friday.

A dialogue for security will be launched between China and Africa, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Continuer à lire … « China to deepen security cooperation with Africa: FM »