Mali – Africa Endeavor 2018: le Mali présent #Militaire

2018/08/06 – Trois officiers maliens ont participé depuis l’archipel du Cap Vert sur l’ile de Sal Island à un symposium réunissant 40 pays africains et des communautés économiques régionales des organisations internationales. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Africa Endeavor 2018: le Mali présent #Militaire »

Niger/US – After deadly Niger ambush, US military in Africa says changes made to protect troops

2018/08/05 – The U.S. military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the U.S. Africa Command said Monday.
Continuer à lire … « Niger/US – After deadly Niger ambush, US military in Africa says changes made to protect troops »

Armed US drones up and running in Niger

2018/07/21 – Armed U.S. drone flights over Niger — which started after four U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush in October — have put a scare into local militants, the country’s top defense official said.
Earlier this year, U.S. Africa Command quietly began armed unmanned surveillance flights in Niger, adding more firepower in the country where the Oct. 4 attack on a team of Green Berets raised questions about whether troops were carrying out dangerous missions without sufficient backup. Continuer à lire … « Armed US drones up and running in Niger »

Foreign mercenaries in new scramble for Africa and the #Sahel

2018/05/25 – Private military firms from the US, Russia, France and the UK, among others, are moving in to provide ‘solutions’ for national governments.

They guard mines, train the bodyguards of African presidents and provide security support to UN operations. And increasingly, behind every foreign soldier in the Sahel today, you will find a private military contractor. Continuer à lire … « Foreign mercenaries in new scramble for Africa and the #Sahel »

Niger – AFRICOM Increasing ISR Support, Limiting Missions in Wake of October 2017 Ambush

2018/05/13 – US special operations forces in Africa are paring down their operations, and will be supported by an increase in Air Force-provided surveillance from a large USAF operating location in Niger, following the Oct. 4, 2017, ambush in that country that killed four Green Berets. Continuer à lire … « Niger – AFRICOM Increasing ISR Support, Limiting Missions in Wake of October 2017 Ambush »

Niger – US soldiers killed in Niger were outgunned, ‘left behind’ in hunt for ISIS leader

2018/05/03 – Four Army special operations soldiers killed in action during an ambush in Niger last October were part of a largely inexperienced and lightly-armed team outmatched by ISIS fighters who exploited bad decisions by U.S. commanders, families of the fallen soldiers and other sources briefed on the military investigation told ABC News. Continuer à lire … « Niger – US soldiers killed in Niger were outgunned, ‘left behind’ in hunt for ISIS leader »

Burkina/Flintlock 2018 – Lutte contre le Terrorisme : Tactique et méthode à Kamboincé

2018/04/17 – L’exercice militaire multinational Flintlock 2018 se poursuit du côté du camp général Bila Zagré de Kamboincé. Ce 16 avril 2018 était plus ou moins ouvert aux journalistes qui ont pu apercevoir un pan de ce que les unités spéciales de différents pays apprennent, sous la supervision des militaires américains et de leurs partenaires européens. Réaction à l’embuscade, démonstration de précision et de confiance étaient de mise pour ces forces spéciales qui se préparent à répondre aux terroristes qui essaiment les pays du Sahel. Continuer à lire … « Burkina/Flintlock 2018 – Lutte contre le Terrorisme : Tactique et méthode à Kamboincé »