Mali – Mali Mission has ‘no prospect of immediate success,’ says Operation Medusa commander

2018/15/11- The man who led Canada’s troops in Afghanistan said the Canadian peacekeeping mission in Mali has “no prospect of immediate success.”“The political overtones and what’s going on in this country and this mission are ugly,” retired major-general David Fraser told CTV’s Power Play host Don Martin on Monday. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Mali Mission has ‘no prospect of immediate success,’ says Operation Medusa commander »

UN: Mali’s Security In Sharp Decline As Canadian Troops Begin Peacekeeping Effort

2018/11/10 – In a sobering new report, the head of the United Nations says the security situation in Mali has sharply deteriorated over the past three months even as demand for more food aid and other humanitarian assistance has skyrocketed.The assessment by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres coincides with the presence of Canadian peacekeepers in Mali, and suggests the country is in many ways worse off now than when they first arrived in June. Continuer à lire … « UN: Mali’s Security In Sharp Decline As Canadian Troops Begin Peacekeeping Effort »

Canada/China – Montero, Jiang Xi Yun join forces for lithium production in Africa #Lithium

2018/09/26 – Canada’s Montero Mining and Exploration and China’s Jiang Xi Yun Lithium Materials are joining forces for the development of lithium production in Africa.

The two companies have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) in this regard with Montero expected to supply its future lithium production in Africa to Jiang Xi Yun Lithium under a long term off-take agreement. Continuer à lire … « Canada/China – Montero, Jiang Xi Yun join forces for lithium production in Africa #Lithium »

Lake Chad region – UN, others discuss ways of ending Boko Haram crisis

2018/09/01 – The UN has said that it would provide assistance to no fewer than 6.1 million people affected by the Boko Haram crisis in North-east Nigeria by the end of 2018.

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Edward Kallon, stated this at a conference in New York tagged ‘Strengthening the Humanitarian and Development Partnership in the Lake Chad Region’. Continuer à lire … « Lake Chad region – UN, others discuss ways of ending Boko Haram crisis »

Mali/Canada – RCAF helicopters begin troop transport in Mali

With heavy rains hampering the movement of United Nations personnel by road, Canadian CH-146 Griffon and CH-147 Chinook helicopters have begun transporting troops to underserved regions of Mali. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Canada – RCAF helicopters begin troop transport in Mali »

Mali – Canadian peacekeepers in Mali concerned by reported delays in medical evacuations

2018/08/23 – Concerns about potential delays in the approval of life-saving medical evacuations are circling around Canada’s United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali, which in recent days conducted its first two operations in the war-torn West African nation. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Canadian peacekeepers in Mali concerned by reported delays in medical evacuations »

Mali – Canada sending police to Mali as part of peacekeeping mission

2018/08/05 – Canada will deploy up to 20 civilian police officers to support both the United Nations peacekeeping mission and the European Union training mission in Mali.
The contribution is in addition to the 250 aircrew and soldiers already assigned to the mission’s military helicopter detachment. Another 10 Canadian soldiers will serve at the UN headquarters in the war-torn west African country. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Canada sending police to Mali as part of peacekeeping mission »