Egypt conducts military exercise near Libya border

2019/03/06 – The Egyptian army on Tuesday conducted a major military exercise near the Libyan border.

The exercise was attended by Army Chief-of-Staff Mohamed Farid, according to an army statement.

The drills included tactical exercises simulating real-time combat scenarios.

Within recent years, the Egyptian army has foiled numerous attempts to smuggle weapons from neighboring Libya.

Mahmoud Barakat  / Anadolu Agency

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Libya/Niger – Deputy Minister of Interior discusses with Niger Minister of Interior bilateral cooperation on all fields.

2019/31/01 – Deputy Minister of Interior, Brig Khalid Mazen discussed with Niger Minister of Interior bilateral cooperation on all fields. Brig Mazen’s meeting was on the sideline of the round table organized by International Organization for Migration (IOM) Tuesday in Niger on border security and immigration. Continuer à lire … « Libya/Niger – Deputy Minister of Interior discusses with Niger Minister of Interior bilateral cooperation on all fields. »

Mali to create border guard corps, send reinforcements to Timbuktu region

2018/21/12 – Mali announced it will be sending reinforcements to the northern Timbuktu region and will create a new border guard corps amid growing concerns about security.

A total of 350 police officers, paramilitary gendarmes and soldiers will be deployed, Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga told reporters in Bamako on Saturday, December 15, after he returned from a visit to the area, AFP reported. Continuer à lire … « Mali to create border guard corps, send reinforcements to Timbuktu region »

Cross-border security meeting between Libya, Chad, Niger and Sudan to convene Wednesday

2018/23/10 – The 4th ministerial meeting to strengthen the security of the joint border among Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger would be held in Ndjamena on Wednesday.

The two-day meeting would be held with the participation of foreign, defence and interior ministries as well as intelligence services of the four countries. Continuer à lire … « Cross-border security meeting between Libya, Chad, Niger and Sudan to convene Wednesday »

US secretly expanding military role in Tunisia: Report

2018/09/25 – A recent report suggests the United States is quietly expanding its role in Tunisia’s operations against militants near the western borders amid controversy inside the North African state over Washington’s military presence there. Continuer à lire … « US secretly expanding military role in Tunisia: Report »

The Risks of Hardened Borders in North Africa

2018/08/17 – Over the past several years, North African countries have worked to heavily fortify their borders. A 200-kilometer (125-mile) trench, completed in February 2016, runs along the Tunisian–Libyan border. Twelve hundred kilometers (746 miles) to the west, two new walls mark the border between Morocco and Algeria. These barriers are symptom and symbol of a new securitized approach to borders in areas that have historically been culturally and economically linked.
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Algeria, Tunisia discuss border security

2018/08/05 – Tunisian Defence Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi met with Algerian Ambassador to Tunisia, Abdelkader Hajjar to discuss security issues especially along their shared border.
The pair have established close military exchanges to counter the threat of terrorist groups in the region. Continuer à lire … « Algeria, Tunisia discuss border security »