Boko Haram: Nigeria seeks Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism coalition

Olaleye Aluko and Michael Olugbode

17/09/2019 – The Federal  Government has approached the Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism Coalition – a combat group of 41 countries – seeking its support in the fight against Boko Haram terrorism  North-East. Continuer à lire … « Boko Haram: Nigeria seeks Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism coalition »

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Kuwait Warehousing Company Agility Plans Trans-Africa Facilities

09/09/2019 – Agility Public Warehousing Co., a Kuwait-based logistics company operating in more than 100 countries, is stepping up plans to develop so-called warehouse parks across Africa at a cost of about $200 million each. Continuer à lire … « Kuwait Warehousing Company Agility Plans Trans-Africa Facilities »

Dialogue does not mean defeat: rethinking Africa’s stance on counter-terrorism

09/09/2019 – When neither opponent can achieve the upper hand in a game of chess, it’s only a matter of time before a stalemate is declared. In a protracted battle in which no-one enjoys the upper hand, the question is not if but when there will be an impasse. Chess is, of course, a world away from the painful deadlock between states and terror groups characterised by the loss of lives and social upheaval – but it’s a useful analogy. Continuer à lire … « Dialogue does not mean defeat: rethinking Africa’s stance on counter-terrorism »

Egypt, Russia review preparations for first-ever Russia-Africa summit

Egyptian and Russian officials on Thursday went over the preparations for the coming Russia-Africa summit set to be held in Sochi in October and to be co-chaired by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry, Egypt’s Ambassador to Russia Ihab Nasr and Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov presented the latest preparations on the summit to African ambassadors during a Thursday meeting held at the Russian foreign ministry.

The summit, the first of its kind, will be held on 23-24 October and will include major Russian and African companies and businessmen.

Nasr cited the noticeable leap forward witnessed by Russian-African relations in the past years, highlighting the hopes of African countries for concrete outcomes from the summit.

Arrangements related to an economic forum set to be held on the sidelines of the summit were also discussed.

Participation in the event is a vital chance to boost cooperation in trade and investment between the two sides, Nasr added.

Egypt is chairing the African Union this year.

Ahram Online

Shael-Elite | Photo: Ambassador Ihab Nasr (3rd from R) at the meeting to prepare for the Africa-Russia Summit (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry)

Turkish steel giant to establish economic zone in Senegal

03/09/2019 – Known for its investments on the African continent, particularly in Algeria, Tosyalı Holding, one of the world’s leading steel producers with plants on three different continents, is now gearing up for a major investment in the West African country of Senegal. Continuer à lire … « Turkish steel giant to establish economic zone in Senegal »

Will countries heed the AU Peace and Security Council’s concerns about foreign military bases on the continent?

28/08/2019 – Africa is host to a rising number of foreign military operations and bases, largely due to bilateral agreements between some African Union (AU) member states and foreign powers. This is despite the AU Peace and Security Council’s concerns about foreign military bases on the continent and the establishment of new ones. Continuer à lire … « Will countries heed the AU Peace and Security Council’s concerns about foreign military bases on the continent? »

Is Africa ready for weapons that call their own shots?

28/08/2019 – Robotic weapons that once activated can select and attack targets without any further human intervention are being developed by the United States, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, South Korea and Israel. Often listed as part of the ‘third revolution’ in warfare, after conventional weapons and nuclear weapons, lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) will be unpredictable on the battlefield. Continuer à lire … « Is Africa ready for weapons that call their own shots? »