China and Africa Hold the Dialogue on the Implementation of China-Africa Peace and Security Initiative

2019/14/02 – On February 6, 2019, the Dialogue on the Implementation of China-Africa Peace and Security Initiative was held in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. The Dialogue was jointly hosted by the co-chairs of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) China and Senegal as well as the African Union (AU) Commission. Chairman of the Chinese Follow-up Committee of the FOCAC and Assistant Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodong, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad Mame Baba Cissé of Senegal and AU Commissioner for Political Affairs Minata Samate Cessouma attended the Dialogue and delivered keynote speeches. 23 African Foreign Ministers and representatives from member states of the AU Peace and Security Council and the Group of Five for the Sahel (the G5 Sahel) also attended and addressed the meeting. Continuer à lire … « China and Africa Hold the Dialogue on the Implementation of China-Africa Peace and Security Initiative »

Mali needs comprehensive strategy to prevent violence and human rights abuses, says Independent Expert

2019/13/02 – The human rights situation in Mali is a cause of grave concern as security and humanitarian conditions in central and northern areas continue to worsen, says UN Independent Expert Alioune Tine.

“The combination of violence across communal lines, coupled with the violence of armed extremist group operations, the anti-terrorist operations of the Malian and international defence and security forces, and organized crime create a deep sense of fear and insecurity,” said Mr. Tine presenting a statement at the end of a fact-finding visit. Continuer à lire … « Mali needs comprehensive strategy to prevent violence and human rights abuses, says Independent Expert »

UK/Libya – UK signs MoU with Libyan Airports Authority to supply explosives detectors

2019/12/02 – The UK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) wth Libya’s Airports Authority to supply it with explosives detectors.

The MoU was signed for the UK at the Tripoli headquarters of Libya’s Airports Authority by British ambassador Frank Baker last 25/01. Continuer à lire … « UK/Libya – UK signs MoU with Libyan Airports Authority to supply explosives detectors »

Libya/US – Interior Minister in Washington to discuss security issues in Libya

2019/12/02 – The Interior Minister Fathi Pashaga has arrived in Washington DC on an official visit to discuss with the American side the security situation in the country, a source from the ministry confirmed. Continuer à lire … « Libya/US – Interior Minister in Washington to discuss security issues in Libya »

What we can learn from the British Army’s help in the fight against Boko Haram #Nigeria

2019/10/02 – For two decades, violent, extremist organisations have had a devastating impact on the African continent. Attacks by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Boko Haram, and their splinter group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have displaced millions within and across national borders and decimated vital services,  education, healthcare, and businesses. Since 2009, Boko Haram have claimed more than 27,000 lives in Nigeria and Cameroon, and as the Nigerian presidential election in February approaches, the terrorist group has renewed its campaign of violence. Continuer à lire … « What we can learn from the British Army’s help in the fight against Boko Haram #Nigeria »

Mali/Sri Lanka – UN Force Commander calls on CDS

2019/08/02 – The Force Commander of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali, Lieutenant General Dr. Dennis T. Gyllensporre paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne on Tuesday at his office at the BMICH. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Sri Lanka – UN Force Commander calls on CDS »

US gives control center to Niger for Boko Haram operations

2019/04/02 – The United States turned over a communications and operations center to the Niger army to help the African nation battle Boko Haram, a statement said.

The planning and operations control center, worth $16.5 million (€14.4 million), is designed to help Niger forces synchronize its operations through improved communications, U.S. Ambassador Eric Whitaker said during the handover ceremony on Monday, February 4. Continuer à lire … « US gives control center to Niger for Boko Haram operations »