Sahel – Consultations in Denmark on the Danish army’s possible participation in Operation Barkhane (March 1) #Mali

2019/03/06 – France applauds the consultations initiated by the Danish Government with Parliament for the purpose of deciding in the second half of 2019 whether the Danish army will take part in Operation Barkhane in Mali, with the contribution of two transport helicopters. Continuer à lire … « Sahel – Consultations in Denmark on the Danish army’s possible participation in Operation Barkhane (March 1) #Mali »

UAE / Mali Accelerating Cooperation

2019/03/06 – Reem Al Hashemy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Kamissa Camara, Mali’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, have discussed ways to further develop cooperation between the two countries.

The meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the 46th session of Council of Foreign Minister of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Abu Dhabi, addressed prospects for widening bilateral relations across various fronts.

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Libya won’t restart largest field until militia leaves

2019/02/25 – Libya’s state-run National Oil Corp refused to restart the country’s biggest field after militants seized and declared it secure earlier this month. The standoff over Sharara, which can pump about 300,000 bopd, is entering its third month. NOC won’t resume production while armed groups are there, the company’s chairman Mustafa Sanalla said on Sunday. The Libyan National Army, loyal to eastern leader Khalifa Haftar, controls the field and said it’s ready to restart. Continuer à lire … « Libya won’t restart largest field until militia leaves »

Israel/Mali/Niger – Map shown by PM shows Israel having ‘potential’ relations with Mali, Niger

2019/02/25 – Israel has “potential” diplomatic relations with Mali and Niger — two Muslim countries in Africa — according to a map Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed American-Jewish leaders this week.

Israeli officials have long acknowledged their goal to restore formal ties with Mali, though never publicly referred to the status quo of relations in this way. Continuer à lire … « Israel/Mali/Niger – Map shown by PM shows Israel having ‘potential’ relations with Mali, Niger »

Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger to launch border protection centre

2019/02/ 25- Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger have signed the executive regulation of the Joint Operations Centre to secure the border among the four countries.The fourth ministerial meeting to secure the border among the four nations has been held on 22 February in the Niger’s capital, Niamey. Continuer à lire … « Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger to launch border protection centre »

Tunisia has taken back more than 1,000 terror suspects since 2011

2019/21/02 – More than 1,000 “terrorists” have returned from conflict zones to Tunisia, according to one of the country’s top security officials.

Mokhtar Ben Nasr, head the national counterterrorism commission, said the figure accounts for the number of jihadi suspects who have come back since 2011, according to Mosaique FM radio. Continuer à lire … « Tunisia has taken back more than 1,000 terror suspects since 2011 »

Israel/Africa – Netanyahu shows American-Jewish leaders map of Israel’s diplomatic offensive in Africa #Mali

2019/20/02 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told American-Jewish leaders that Israel has “potential” diplomatic relations with Mali and Niger, reported The Times of Israel.

“Israeli officials have long acknowledged their goal to restore formal ties with Mali, though never publicly referred to the status quo of relations in this way,” the report added. Continuer à lire … « Israel/Africa – Netanyahu shows American-Jewish leaders map of Israel’s diplomatic offensive in Africa #Mali »