Niger/US – After deadly Niger ambush, US military in Africa says changes made to protect troops

2018/08/05 – The U.S. military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the U.S. Africa Command said Monday.
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EU mobilises over €191 million in humanitarian aid for Africa’s Sahel countries #Mali

2018/07/10 – As the Sahel region experiences its worst food and nutrition crisis in five years and continued insecurity, the Commission has announced a humanitarian aid package worth €191.3 million. Continuer à lire … « EU mobilises over €191 million in humanitarian aid for Africa’s Sahel countries #Mali »

France, China, Others Collaborate with Nigeria Navy in Curbing Maritime Crimes on Gulf of Guinea

2018/06/10 – As part of moves to curb incidences of maritime crimes on the Gulf of Guinea (GOG) waters, especially piracy and sea robbery, the Nigerian Navy (NN) Wednesday launched a collaboration with France, China, Portugal and three other African navies.
The collaboration was the flag off a regional maritime exercise code named Exercise EKU KEGBE, of which 12 Nigerian Navy ships, alongside others from the participating countries were deployed. Continuer à lire … « France, China, Others Collaborate with Nigeria Navy in Curbing Maritime Crimes on Gulf of Guinea »

Diplomacy in a crisis region: Germany is supporting the stabilisation forum for Lake Chad #Niger

2018/05/15 – For eight years, the Islamist Boko Haram group has been terrorising the population: over 30,000 people have been killed and two million men, women and children displaced. Continuer à lire … « Diplomacy in a crisis region: Germany is supporting the stabilisation forum for Lake Chad #Niger »

Canada announces funding for humanitarian assistance in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria

2018/04/11 – On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced over $27 million in funding to humanitarian partners to support people in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.  Continuer à lire … « Canada announces funding for humanitarian assistance in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria »

Pentagon adds Niger, Mali and parts of Cameroon to areas where U.S. troops receive imminent danger pay

2018/03/08 – The Pentagon has added Niger, Mali and parts of northern Cameroon to the list of areas where U.S. troops receive imminent danger pay while deployed, a move that reflects the evolving dangers in West Africa and follows the deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger last year.

The decision was outlined in a memo signed Monday by Robert Wilkie, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness. The decision was backdated to June 7, meaning the families of the service members killed in Niger and their fellow soldiers will receive back pay for their deployment. Continuer à lire … « Pentagon adds Niger, Mali and parts of Cameroon to areas where U.S. troops receive imminent danger pay »

Italy, China ponder 2,400km canal to save Lake Chad

2018/03/02 – Italy has offered to donate €1.6m to a feasibility study into digging a 2,400-km-long canal that would channel water from the River Congo in central Africa to the much depleted Lake Chad in the Sahara. Continuer à lire … « Italy, China ponder 2,400km canal to save Lake Chad »