Algerian Army Rejects Constitutional Amendment on Foreign Military Operations

14/09/2020 – The Algerian army rejected the constitutional amendment, to be submitted for a referendum in two months, that would allow the military establishment to participate in operations outside the country to restore peace.

The army command suggested replacing the term “restoring peace” with “peacekeeping,” which observers interpreted as the military leadership’s rejection to involve the army in possible battles on foreign territories. Continuer à lire … « Algerian Army Rejects Constitutional Amendment on Foreign Military Operations »

Algerian Minister: Algeria Open to Dialogue With Morocco

26/08/2020 –  Communication Minister and Spokesperson of Algeria’s government Ammar Belhimer has said Morocco is a “neighbor and brother country,” recalling the historic and cultural depth that the two countries share.

When asked about the Morocco-Algeria crisis in an interview with Russia’s state-sponsored Sputnik News, Belhimer said the two countries share a mutual goal: A unified Maghreb. Continuer à lire … « Algerian Minister: Algeria Open to Dialogue With Morocco »

USA – Apogee-SSU to continue training west African pilots #Chad #Niger

26/08/2020 – US company Apogee-SSU is training Cessna 208B Caravan crews of the Cameroonian, Nigerien and Chadian air forces under a United States government contract.

The US Department of State recently renewed the company’s training contract, Africa Intelligence reports, and Apogee-SSU said on its website it has openings in Africa performing services for the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of African Affairs. This requirement is for the full-time services of three Technical Advisors to train selected aviation personnel in Cameroon, Chad and Niger on Cessna 208B aircraft and respective mission equipment, such as Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) and/or Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC), so that partner nation aviation personnel are self-sufficient in the operations and maintenance tasks of Caravan aircraft. Continuer à lire … « USA – Apogee-SSU to continue training west African pilots #Chad #Niger »

More than 100 migrants arrested in Niger near Algerian border

26/08/2020 – Niger’s security forces have arrested more than 100 people in the Sahara desert who were trying to illegally cross the country’s northern border into neighbouring Algeria, security sources said Monday. Continuer à lire … « More than 100 migrants arrested in Niger near Algerian border »

The Algerian president appoints a new military commander for the provinces bordering Libya

11/07/2020 – The Algerian President, Abdel Majid Taboun, Thursday, appointed Omar Tlemceni, as new commander for the fourth military area in the border region of Wuargla with Libya. The Algerian presidency said in a statement that the President « Taboun » has assigned « Omar Tlemceni » to lead the fourth military aspect as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and the Minister of Defense. The fourth military aspect in Algeria includes most of the provinces bordering with Libya, and its headquarters are in the state of Wuargla.

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Turkish expansionism in Libya leads to Algerian-French rapprochement

11/07/2020 – Frequent contacts between Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron are signalling closer coordination between the two countries about issues in the region, especially those related to the Sahel-Saharan region and Libya.This comes at a time when the Algerian mediation to find a solution to the Libyan file seems to be in need of broader support in order to bypass the confines of political contention. Continuer à lire … « Turkish expansionism in Libya leads to Algerian-French rapprochement »

Algerian Navy orders Chinese corvette

30/06/2020 – Algeria’s Navy will in two years’ time take delivery of a 96 metre long corvette from China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group (HZ).

The project was revealed by United Kingdom-based maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register, which on 24 June said it had been selected to provide assurance and certification services to HZ for two significant naval projects with the Algerian and Thai navies. HZ is a subsidiary of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC). Continuer à lire … « Algerian Navy orders Chinese corvette »

Algeria Flexes Military Muscles With Base on Moroccan Border

28/06/2020 – Algeria is flexing its military muscles by building a new army base on the Moroccan border. Construction on the new strategic base has already begun, according to Algerian news outlets.

The decision to launch construction works directly opposite the proposed site for Morocco’s new Jerada barracks is, according to Algerian newspaper Al-Shourouk, a question of reciprocity. Continuer à lire … « Algeria Flexes Military Muscles With Base on Moroccan Border »

Morocco consul leaves Algeria over ‘enemy country’ remark

13/06/2020 – A spokesman for the Algerian presidency, Mohand Oussaid Belaid, announced yesterday that the Moroccan consul who described Algeria as an “enemy country” has left the country at Algiers’ request.

Last month, the Algerian Foreign Ministry summoned Moroccan Ambassador, Lahcen Abdelkhalek, to officially protest against hostile remarks made by the Moroccan consul in the city of Oran. Continuer à lire … « Morocco consul leaves Algeria over ‘enemy country’ remark »

Algeria’s Sonatrach signs MOU with Russia’s Lukoil

09/05/2020 – Sonatrach has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Russia’s Lukoil for talks on possible partnerships in production and exploration in the North African country, Algeria’s state energy firm said on Monday.The agreement includes discussions on joint investment abroad, Sonatrach said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Algeria’s Sonatrach signs MOU with Russia’s Lukoil »