France hits out at Putin over NEW plot – ‘Africa does NOT belong to Russia’ #Uranium

2018/06/11 – France on Monday expressed concern about the ongoing instability in its former colony the Central African Republic, warning in particular against an increased Russian military presence there that Paris says could undermine peace efforts. Continuer à lire … « France hits out at Putin over NEW plot – ‘Africa does NOT belong to Russia’ #Uranium »

Sahel – Strategy for Norway’s efforts in the Sahel region 2018-2020. Norway is stepping up its efforts in the Sahel

2018/23/10 – The Sahel region is facing significant security, humanitarian and development challenges. Weak state structures and porous borders have enabled Islamist terrorist groups to gain a foothold in the region. Conflicts are threatening stability in several of the region’s countries and have caused the civilian population enormous suffering. The human cost of people smuggling and irregular migration to Europe through the Sahel is  huge. Continuer à lire … « Sahel – Strategy for Norway’s efforts in the Sahel region 2018-2020. Norway is stepping up its efforts in the Sahel »

UN highlights illegal Somali charcoal trafficking to Iran

2018/12/11- Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab rebels are profiting from the illegal trafficking of charcoal exports produced in Somalia and transiting through Iran, United Nations experts said in a report recently shared with the UN Security Council. Continuer à lire … « UN highlights illegal Somali charcoal trafficking to Iran »

Can AU Tackle Security Challenges in the Sahel?

2018/07/11 – African leaders meeting in Mauritania last week pledged to redouble efforts aimed at curtailing and defeating extremist groups on the continent, especially in the Sahel region. Continuer à lire … « Can AU Tackle Security Challenges in the Sahel? »

African troops fighting terrorism in Sahel are protecting world – UN #Mali

2018/07/10 – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has paid tribute to African troops fighting terrorism in the Sahel, saying they were not only protecting those in the restive Sahel region – but also the whole world. Continuer à lire … « African troops fighting terrorism in Sahel are protecting world – UN #Mali »

Mali – To build peace we have to ask why people go to war

2018/07/10- A recent spate of extremist attacks in Mali has once again underlined the need to rethink the hard security approach that dominates the response to terrorism in the Sahel.
The end of June saw attacks in Mali on French forces as well as the headquarters of the G5 Sahel Joint Force, a security force made up of five regional countries to combat jihadist insurgents and criminal groups. The attacks overshadowed the African Union (AU) summit in Mauritania, which also hosted French President Emmanuel Macron keen to discuss the region’s burning security problems. Continuer à lire … « Mali – To build peace we have to ask why people go to war »

AU summit host warns of ‘security failings’ in Sahel

2018/07/01 – The host of an African Union summit that opened Sunday warned that a deadly attack against a regional anti-terror force has exposed regional security failings.
A suicide bomber in a vehicle painted in UN colours killed two soldiers and a civilian in the attack on the headquarters of the so-called G5 force headquarters in the Malian town of Sevare on Friday. Continuer à lire … « AU summit host warns of ‘security failings’ in Sahel »