Algeria Demands Adherence to UN Resolutions Banning Arms to Libya

16/09/2019 – Algeria has called for a ceasefire and cessation of all forms of military escalation in Libya. This came at a visit the UN Envoy Ghasan Salame made to the country. Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Bugadoum said, at a meeting with the UN Envoy, his country ‘demands a ceasefire, supports a Libya-Libyan solution and respects UN Security Council’s resolutions regarding weapons ban . He also said Algeria supported work of the UN Support Mission in Libya. On his part, Salame thanked Algeria for its support of a peaceful solution, and repeated a call for all Libyan parties to be realistic and return to the peaceful track.

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Italy/Niger Agreement Made Public Thanks to Freedom of Information Law #Military #Arms

2019/15/02 – The Italian organisations CILD, ASGI and Rete Disarmo have succeeded in their bid to be granted access to the content of an agreement concluded between Italy and Niger, despite opposition from the Italian government.

The three associations held a joint press conference on 6 February after winning their battle to access the content of the agreement. Continuer à lire … « Italy/Niger Agreement Made Public Thanks to Freedom of Information Law #Military #Arms »

Chad said to condition resumed ties with Israel on ‘extensive’ weapons sales

2018/02/12 – The president of Chad has presented Israel with a laundry list of demands, including significant arms sales, as a condition for renewing ties, according to a report Wednesday.

Idriss Déby’s visit to Israel this week was hailed as a historic opening between Jerusalem and the majority-Muslim African nation, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu planning a reciprocal trip in the near future to officially re-establish ties. Continuer à lire … « Chad said to condition resumed ties with Israel on ‘extensive’ weapons sales »

Azerbaijan expands sale of arms to Africa, Middle East

2018/09/25 – The Ministry of Defense Industry of Azerbaijan has expanded arms sales, the Deputy Minister of Defense Industry Yahya Musayev said at a press conference Sept. 24.

« Basically, the sale of small arms has been increased. Its main buyers are Asian, African and Middle Eastern countries. » Continuer à lire … « Azerbaijan expands sale of arms to Africa, Middle East »

Russian ship with explosives en route to Lagos detained in S.Africa

2018/08/25 – South African police said Thursday that they had boarded a Russian-registered cargo ship allegedly carrying illegal weapons and explosives en route to Lagos, Nigeria. Continuer à lire … « Russian ship with explosives en route to Lagos detained in S.Africa »

Arms, investment and ‘instructors’: Russia boosts Africa role

2018/08/19 – Touting military cooperation, arms deals and investment, Russia is making a comeback in Africa after years of inactivity and now aims to rival European countries and even China, analysts say.

Moscow has worked hard over the last three years to strengthen its position in Africa, a pace that seems to have accelerated in recent months, they say. Continuer à lire … « Arms, investment and ‘instructors’: Russia boosts Africa role »

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 »