Sahel instability spreading to coastal West Africa – Burkina Faso

2019/18/02 – Islamist militants are increasing their activity in West Africa despite the establishment of a regional force to combat them in the Sahel region, and they are now threatening coastal countries, Burkina Faso’s foreign minister said on Saturday. Continuer à lire … « Sahel instability spreading to coastal West Africa – Burkina Faso »

US gives control center to Niger for Boko Haram operations

2019/04/02 – The United States turned over a communications and operations center to the Niger army to help the African nation battle Boko Haram, a statement said.

The planning and operations control center, worth $16.5 million (€14.4 million), is designed to help Niger forces synchronize its operations through improved communications, U.S. Ambassador Eric Whitaker said during the handover ceremony on Monday, February 4. Continuer à lire … « US gives control center to Niger for Boko Haram operations »

Libye/USA : le terroriste impliqué dans le meurtre de l’ambassadeur américain se suicide après avoir été assiégé par l’armée

2019/31/01 – L’armée libyenne basée dans l’est du pays a annoncé mercredi qu’un terroriste impliqué dans une attaque contre le consulat des Etats-Unis à Benghazi en 2012 s’était fait exploser après avoir été assiégé par l’armée.

L’ambassadeur américain et trois autres officiels du consulat avaient trouvé la mort dans l’attaque de 2012. Continuer à lire … « Libye/USA : le terroriste impliqué dans le meurtre de l’ambassadeur américain se suicide après avoir été assiégé par l’armée »

Libya/AFRICOM – Tuareg tribesmen denounce AFRICOM airstrike in southwestern Libya, confirm victims were civilians

2018/04/12 – Members of the Tuareg community gathered in Ubari town in southwestern Libya to condemn in the strongest terms the airstrike conducted by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) near Awaynat town last Thursday, which killed 11 people; AFRICOM claimed they were al-Qaeda militants. Continuer à lire … « Libya/AFRICOM – Tuareg tribesmen denounce AFRICOM airstrike in southwestern Libya, confirm victims were civilians »

Sudan/Libya – Khartoum meeting discusses Libya’s border security

2018/02/12 – Since 2012, Libya’s six neighbouring counties have met with increasing regularity to assess the situation there. Ministers from the six met in Niamey last April and are to meet there in December for a scheduled update on the subject.However, a November 29 regional meeting in Khartoum had a more specific aim. Foreign ministers from Libya, Sudan and Egypt and UN Special Envoy Ghassan Salame, as well as junior foreign ministers of Tunisia and Algeria, attended the meeting. Also present were representatives from Chad, the Arab League, the European Union and the African Union. Continuer à lire … « Sudan/Libya – Khartoum meeting discusses Libya’s border security »

Jihadist leader ‘very probably’ killed by French forces in Mali

2018/15/11- French forces operating in Mali killed seven suspected jihadists after a recent nighttime raid, possibly including a top leader in an alliance of insurgents linked to Al-Qaeda, the French army said Thursday.

Al-Mansour Ag Alkassim, the chief of a wing of the Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), was « very probably » among those killed in the operation the night of Sunday to Monday, army spokesman Patrik Steiger told AFP. Continuer à lire … « Jihadist leader ‘very probably’ killed by French forces in Mali »

Mali : l’état de santé de Sophie Pétronin se dégrade selon ses ravisseurs

2018/12/11 – L’état de santé de l’humanitaire franco-suisse Sophie Pétronin, s’est dégradé selon un communiqué diffusé par le groupe djihadiste qui la retient en otage, Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, affilié à Al-Qaïda. Agée de 75 ans, elle est retenue depuis deux ans au Mali. Continuer à lire … « Mali : l’état de santé de Sophie Pétronin se dégrade selon ses ravisseurs »