Questions about SANDF deployment in Mozambique unanswered

09/07/2020 – A question on the deployment of the South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF) special forces and maritime reaction squadron in Mozambique went unanswered in Parliament on Wednesday. Continuer à lire … « Questions about SANDF deployment in Mozambique unanswered »

Mozambique government driving locals into arms of insurgents (Opinion)

09/07/2020 – Pretoria – In any counterinsurgency war, ­winning the hearts and minds of the people is critical to success.Unfortunately, the approach taken in northern Mozambique by government security forces battling Islamist insurgents is the opposite, and is alienating the population. Continuer à lire … « Mozambique government driving locals into arms of insurgents (Opinion) »

Nigerian Air Force ATR 42 returns home after maintenance in Germany

09/07/2020 – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has received an ATR 42 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft back from Germany after it underwent maintenance with Rheinland Air Service (RAS). Continuer à lire … « Nigerian Air Force ATR 42 returns home after maintenance in Germany »

Egypt will not allow militias to threaten its security: FM Shoukry at UN Security Council meeting on Libya

09/07/2020 – ‘We call on the international community to face the danger of the terrorist organisations in Libya,’ he said, adding that the Islamic State terrorist organisation has resurfaced once again in some Western Libyan cities.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that Egypt will not allow militias to threaten its security. Continuer à lire … « Egypt will not allow militias to threaten its security: FM Shoukry at UN Security Council meeting on Libya »

Mauritanian Expert: Morocco Plays ‘Essential’ Role in Sahel Stabilization

Dr. Mustapha Faty, a doctor of legal sciences and professor at the University of Nouakchott Al Aasriya, has said Morocco is “an essential actor” in the stabilization of the Sahel.

The 14th episode of “Sahara Debate,” an online talk show that aims to shed light on the territorial dispute in southern Morocco, featured the Mauritanian expert on July 7. Faty researches security and stability in the Maghreb and the Sahel. Continuer à lire … « Mauritanian Expert: Morocco Plays ‘Essential’ Role in Sahel Stabilization »

Al Shabaab’s insurgency and the Somalian imbroglio in the Horn of Africa (By: Rajen Harshé)

 

07/06/2020 – Al Shabaab, as an insurgent terrorist outfit, has primarily been operating from Somalia in the Horn of Africa. The merger of Al Shabaab with Al Qaeda, a multinational terrorist organisation, in 2012 has enhanced its strength. After completing twenty years of its existence in April 2020, it is showing no signs of waning. Al Shabaab’s  endeavours to consolidate its hold over the parts of southern and central Somalia and extract taxes from people is weakening the hold of Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), established in 2012. Continuer à lire … « Al Shabaab’s insurgency and the Somalian imbroglio in the Horn of Africa (By: Rajen Harshé) »

Islamic State and Al-Qaeda Clash in the Sahel (By Prashant Kandpal)

06/07/2020 – The Western Sahel region of the African continent has become an infighting battleground for jihadist groups competing for hegemony over the region. In May, Islamic State (IS) in its newspaper Al-naba revealed its clashes with Al-Qaeda affiliates. IS has blamed Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM), an Al-Qaeda affiliate, for initiating the fierce fighting and mobilization of forces in order to wrest areas from Islamic State’s control. Continuer à lire … « Islamic State and Al-Qaeda Clash in the Sahel (By Prashant Kandpal) »

Egypt, Eritrea to bolster coordination to establish regional peace

06/07/2020 – Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki said his country is keen on intensifying cooperation and coordination with Egypt amid escalating foreign intervention and constant challenges in the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea, a statement by the Egyptian presidency read. Continuer à lire … « Egypt, Eritrea to bolster coordination to establish regional peace »

Libya arrests Daesh/ISIS cell west of Tripoli

06/07/2020 – Libyan forces have dismantled a Daesh/ISIS cell in Az-Zawiyah city, west of the capital Tripoli, according to the Interior Ministry on Monday. A ministry statement said the cell was planning “to carry out terrorist attacks and plots to harm security and stability and spread chaos in the country”. Continuer à lire … « Libya arrests Daesh/ISIS cell west of Tripoli »

The Mauritanian President: The Libyan crisis has serious and direct implications for the African Sahel states

03/07/2020 – The Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ghazwani, called for putting the solution to the Libyan crisis among the priorities of the Sahel coalition, because its repercussions directly affect the African Sahel countries. « Al-Ghazwani » called in a speech during a summit between the African Sahel states and France that the solution to the Libyan crisis should be among the priorities of the Sahel Support Coalition, stressing that it is the reason for the deterioration of security in the Sahel because it leads to the growth of extremist groups in the Sahel countries. Continuer à lire … « The Mauritanian President: The Libyan crisis has serious and direct implications for the African Sahel states »