Shadowy U.S. Drone War in Africa Set to Expand #Niger

2019/09/09 – The U.S. military will begin flying armed drones out of a remote base in Niger in the coming months, marking a significant escalation of the Defense Department’s little-noticed war against violent extremists in Africa.The MQ-9 Reapers will operate from new facilities the U.S. Air Force is building at an existing Nigerien base in Agadez for nearly $100 million. Until recently, the drones have been based in Niger’s capital and used solely to collect intelligence on militant groups operating in the region. Continuer à lire … « Shadowy U.S. Drone War in Africa Set to Expand #Niger »

Interview: « Africa has chosen China, » says Burkina Faso president

2018/08/29 – Burkina Faso will strengthen cooperation with China in all areas as Africa-China relations develop for mutual benefit, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said.Kabore, whose country resumed diplomatic ties with Beijing in late May, will pay a state visit to China from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, during which he will also attend the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. Continuer à lire … « Interview: « Africa has chosen China, » says Burkina Faso president »

Algérie/Militaire – Gaïd Salah supervise l’exécution d’un exercice de tir avec missiles surface-surface à la façade maritime Ouest à Oran

2018/08/26 – Le Général de corps d’Armée Ahmed Gaïd Salah, Vice-ministre de la Défense nationale, chef d’Etat-major de l’Armée nationale populaire a supervisé dimanche au second jour de sa visite à la 2ème Région militaire à Oran, l’exécution d’un exercice de tir avec missiles surface-surface, indique un communiqué du Ministère de la Défense nationale (MDN).

Continuer à lire … « Algérie/Militaire – Gaïd Salah supervise l’exécution d’un exercice de tir avec missiles surface-surface à la façade maritime Ouest à Oran »

20 years of Russian Default, A Plan to Seize “Superprofits,” What Russia Is Doing in Africa

2018/08/25 – Last weekend marked the 20th anniversary of one of the key events that shaped Russian modern history—the 1998 financial crisis and the government’s default. Another major discussion in the Russian political discourse this week revolved around a proposal by Putin’s economic aide to “seize” over 500 billion rubles from industrial companies to relieve the country’s tax burden. Finally, Russian experts try to explain the Kremlin’s expansion into Africa.

Continuer à lire … « 20 years of Russian Default, A Plan to Seize “Superprofits,” What Russia Is Doing in Africa »

Tchad/Militaire : des hélicoptères de l’armée sillonnent l’extrême nord

2018/08/25 – 4 hélicoptères de combat de l’armée tchadienne ont sillonné hier la zone aurifère de Kouri Bougoudi, selon des sources locales. Pour certains, les hélicoptères auraient largué des bombes tandis que pour d’autres, il s’agirait d’un simple survol, d’après cette même source.
Alwihda /Sahel-Elite Photo d’illustration: État-major des armées FR

EU continues to stand by The Gambia

The Gambia government recently received a boost-up and exceptional renewal of support from European Union (EU) as the block maintained that it continues to stand firmly by the country. It is further reiterating its support for Banjul to strengthen its ‘’democratic institution, respect for human rights and the rule of law.” Continuer à lire … « EU continues to stand by The Gambia »

Space programs will boost development in Africa

2018/08/19 – The fascinating space adventures of Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are essential viewing for anyone seeking to understand the future of business and industry here on Earth.

Rockets and space are increasingly important to Africa, where more countries have been partnering to launch or are launching their own satellites. Still, discussions here remain more prosaic than determining how soon we’ll be colonizing Mars or sending industrial operations to the moon. Continuer à lire … « Space programs will boost development in Africa »