Senegal : President Kagame in Dakar for peace, security meet

13/11/2017 – President Macky Sall of Senegal welcomes President Kagame to Dakar for the fourth edition of the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security. The forum runs under the theme, “Current security challenges in Africa: towards integrated solutions.” The forum brings together close to 400 participants from high-level regional and international political and military authorities, experts, academics from the African Union, the European Union and the United Nations as well as civil society. Village Urugwiro.

Source : The New Times Rwanda

Niger – Army expects to conclude Niger ambush investigation in January 2018

The U.S. Army has notified the family members of the four U.S. soldier killed in the ambush last month in Niger that the investigation of the incident will likely conclude in January 2018.

Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, U.S. Africa Command’s chief of staff, is spearheading the investigation team, which will be traveling to areas in the U.S., Africa, and Europe to gather information, according to a statement from the Pentagon on Wednesday. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Army expects to conclude Niger ambush investigation in January 2018 »

Tunisia – Germany donates high-containment mobile laboratory to Tunisia (Defence)

(TAP) – Germany has donated a high-containment mobile laboratory to Tunisia, the Department of National Defence said Wednesday.

« This lab will be delivered to Tunisia Thursday, » said a statement from the department.

« This laboratory will make it possible to deal with the high microbiological risks in time of war to address the use of biological weapons and in the face of pandemic risks in times of peace », the statement added. Continuer à lire … « Tunisia – Germany donates high-containment mobile laboratory to Tunisia (Defence) »

The EU and the Sahel’s shifting sands

The deaths of US servicemen in Niger and the UN Security Council’s consideration of the regional G5 force have given prominence to the Sahel states—Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad. Solutions to their deep structural and governance problems are elusive and the general prospects for the region are grim. The strategic implications of the Sahel situation for Europe are momentous. Continuer à lire … « The EU and the Sahel’s shifting sands »

Niger – Pakistani Expert Slams US Drone Attack Plans in Niger

New Delhi — Talat Masood, considered Pakistan’s topmost security expert, has warned that the use of drones by the US military in Niger would be unjustified, as it would cause civilian causalities. Masood’s observations come amid media reports that Niger has requested the US military carry out drone operations against militants operating along its border with Mali. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Pakistani Expert Slams US Drone Attack Plans in Niger »

Mali – Alerte: Sévaré : Une victime à déplorer dans une attaque perpétrée par des individus armés à Fatoma

Sahel-Elite – Des individus armés ont attaqué ce matin le marché central de Fatoma, village situé à 9 kilomètres de Sévaré, dont une victime est à déplorer, selon les autorités locales.

Les mêmes sources confirment que les auteurs cherchaient en réalité un «espion» qui «fourni des renseignements aux autorités maliennes».

La intensification des attaques perpétrées dans la zone et la présence constatée de djihadistes, sont deux facteurs qui inquiètent sérieusement la population.

La présence des forces de sécurité maliennes sur le terrain reste encore faible pour faire face à la menace sécuritaire grandissante.


G5 Sahel – Sahel anti-terror force sees teething problems in first mission

Niamey – The maiden mission of a counterterrorism force that aims to tackle jihadist groups in the troubled Sahel experienced « logistical problems » but they are not « insurmountable », according to the military’s first appraisal of the operation.

The G5 Sahel force – an initiative comprising Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – last week began its first operation, dubbed Hawbi, with French military support. Continuer à lire … « G5 Sahel – Sahel anti-terror force sees teething problems in first mission »