Mali – Turkey extends troops deployment in Mali, CAR

2018/04/10 – The parliament on Tuesday approved a motion to extend the deployment of Turkish troops in Mali and the Central African Republic (CAR) for another year as the UN-approved EU peacekeeping mission. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Turkey extends troops deployment in Mali, CAR »

Media: New Russian private military company may be behind killing of Russian journalists in Central Africa

2018/02/10 – The highly publicized murder of Russian investigative journalists in the Central African Republic may be directly connected to the recently founded Patriot private military company (PMC) which operates in the country,reported the Dozhd TV channel, citing its own sources in the Russian Defense Ministry, a mercenary from the Patriot PMC, and an veteran intelligence officer acquainted with a Patriot fighter. Continuer à lire … « Media: New Russian private military company may be behind killing of Russian journalists in Central Africa »

Wagner in the C.A.R: who blesses the Russian mercenaries in Africa?

2018/08/29 – On 27 July 2018, three Russian journalists – Orkhan Dzhemal, Aleksandr Rastorguyev, and Kirill Radchenko – arrived in the Central African Republic. They were in country to film a documentary about the shadowy Russian private military firm the Wagner Group for the Information Control Center, an initiative bankrolled by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovskiy. Continuer à lire … « Wagner in the C.A.R: who blesses the Russian mercenaries in Africa? »

Moscow signs military cooperation pact with C. Africa

2018/08/21 –  Russia and the Central African Republic will sign an agreement on military cooperation on Tuesday, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying.Russia this year delivered light arms to the Central African Republic’s security forces and said it deployed 175 military and civilian instructors to train them.

Three Russian reporters were killed last month in the Central African Republic while investigating Russian mercenaries reportedly active in the country.

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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 »

African troops fighting terrorism in Sahel are protecting world – UN #Mali

2018/07/10 – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has paid tribute to African troops fighting terrorism in the Sahel, saying they were not only protecting those in the restive Sahel region – but also the whole world. Continuer à lire … « African troops fighting terrorism in Sahel are protecting world – UN #Mali »