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 »

DRC, Mali groups join UN black list

2018/06/27 – Several Congolese, Malian and Yemeni groups have been added to the United Nation’s annual black list of groups violating children’s rights in wartime, the world body said this week. Continuer à lire … « DRC, Mali groups join UN black list »

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 »

AU deploys election observers in Djibouti #Mali

2018/02/21 – The African Union (AU) has deployed its election observers in Djibouti, for the legislative elections scheduled to take place on Friday in the Horn of African nation.

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has deployed the AU election observation mission (AUEOM) led by Anicet-Georges Dologuele, former Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (CAR), according to a statement from the pan-African bloc on Monday. Continuer à lire … « AU deploys election observers in Djibouti #Mali »

Mali/Military – Estonia may in France’s military operation in Africa #Barkhane

2018/19/01 – Defence Minister Jüri Luik (IRL) will meet with his French counterpart, Florence Parly, next week. The meeting will be about strengthening defense cooperation between France and Estonia, and discuss possibilities for expanding joint military operations building on the shared experience of missions in the Central African Republic and Mali, spokespeople for the Estonian Defence Ministry said on Friday. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Military – Estonia may in France’s military operation in Africa #Barkhane »

Sudan / CAR: Khartoum, Juba and Bangui to sign deal to combat illicit drugs

13/11/2017 – Sudan’s Interior Minister, Hamid Mannan, said his country will sign an agreement with South Sudan and Central African Republic to crackdown on drug gangs who are actively using the common borders for their business.

Addressing a number of police officers tasked with combating illicit drug gangs Tuesday after returning from Al-Radom area in Darfur, Minister Hamid said there is a need to find other means to get rid of illicit drugs in Sudan. Continuer à lire … « Sudan / CAR: Khartoum, Juba and Bangui to sign deal to combat illicit drugs »