Russia/CAR – Russian Intrigue in the Heart of Africa #military

2018/08/05 – The fact of murdering three Russian journalists in the Central African Republic (CAR) may have serious political repercussions both for the authorities in Bangui and Russia’s interests in the country. The journalists were investigating a Russian private military company; disclosing some information would harm mercenaries from the Wagner Group as well as they would possibly hit the policy implemented by the Kremlin in Africa. Continuer à lire … « Russia/CAR – Russian Intrigue in the Heart of Africa #military »

New terrorist threat as EU stance on migrants triggers disquiet in Niger

2018/06/27 N- A new terrorist threat is brewing in the Sahel, partly as a consequence of the European-sponsored crackdown on migration, according to local leaders in Niger.
Thousands of men who transported, fed, and housed the hundreds of thousands of migrants who used to cross the impoverished west African country are now unemployed and could easily be exploited by one of the major jihadist groups operating in the region, said leaders in the remote former migrant hub of Agadez. Continuer à lire … « New terrorist threat as EU stance on migrants triggers disquiet in Niger »

Algerian army performs live ammunition exercise near border with Libya #Mali

2018/05/14- Algerian army forces on Sunday performed a tactical exercise with live ammunition in the southernmost locality of Djanet, near the border with Libya, Algerian Defense Ministry said in a statement.
The exercise was called « tactical sub-grouping to face non-conventional attack, » the statement said, adding that it was performed under the supervision of Deputy Defense Minister and Army Chief of Staff, Gaid Salah, as part of his visit to the Fourth Military Region in Ouargla province, 800 km southeast of the capital Algiers. Continuer à lire … « Algerian army performs live ammunition exercise near border with Libya #Mali »