Jihadist unrest disrupts schooling for 400,000 in Sahel

2019/03/06 – Jihadist attacks in the Sahel nations of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger have disrupted schooling for more than 400,000 young people, the United Nations’ children’s agency Unicef said Thursday.

Nearly 2,000 schools have had to close, a doubling since 2017, it said in a statement.

« Direct attacks on schools, teachers and schoolchildren themselves, and the military occupation of places of learning are serious violations of children´s rights, » said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. Continuer à lire … « Jihadist unrest disrupts schooling for 400,000 in Sahel »

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 »

Mali – RAF Chinooks continue supporting French operations in Mali

2019/03/06 – Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters have been supporting the French forces in Mali on operations countering the ongoing insurgency, say the RAF.

The Chinooks have been transporting French personal to the forward operation bases as the French military conduct a changeover of troops. Continuer à lire … « Mali – RAF Chinooks continue supporting French operations in Mali »

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 »

Canada/Mali : Commons committee hears UN appeal to extend Mali mission

2019/20/02 – Canada is facing renewed pressure to keep its military helicopters in Mali until a relief force of Romanian aircraft arrives in October.

Last week, members of the all-party House of Commons defence committee heard the appeals directly from a senior United Nations representative and government officials in the troubled west African country. Continuer à lire … « Canada/Mali : Commons committee hears UN appeal to extend Mali mission »

Morocco, Libya discuss security situation in Libya

2019/19/02 – Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita and Libya’s Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha discussed Monday in Rabat security situation in Libya.Bashagha said at a joint press conference following talks with Bourita that the meeting focused on security issues and ways to achieve stability and avoid political and military chaos in Libya, as well as means to fight organized crimes, terrorism and illegal immigration. Continuer à lire … « Morocco, Libya discuss security situation in Libya »