U.S. Embassy Trains and Equips Chadian G5 Sahel Forces

16/07/2019 -The United States Embassy in Chad delivered 16 trucks, 900 medical kits, and a newly-constructed warehouse to Chadian forces participating in the G5 Sahel during a July 11 ceremony. This donation, valued at 3.5 billion CFA, is the first part of a 16 billion CFA training and equipment package. With this assistance from the United States, the Chad contingent of the G5 Sahel will be fully trained and equipped for its mission to fight terrorism and trafficking in the region. Continuer à lire … « U.S. Embassy Trains and Equips Chadian G5 Sahel Forces »

Janjaweed, Chadian mercenaries join Haftar’s forces for Tripoli battle, Libya’s Interior Minister says

14/07/2019 – The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said Saturday that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had provided Khalifa Haftar with mercenaries from Sudan’s Janjaweed and Chadian rebels for him to continue his offensive against Tripoli.

Bashagha added that those mercenaries were getting ready to join the battle on the outskirts of Tripoli and their main mission is help Haftar enter the capital. Continuer à lire … « Janjaweed, Chadian mercenaries join Haftar’s forces for Tripoli battle, Libya’s Interior Minister says »

Israel/Mali/Niger – Map shown by PM shows Israel having ‘potential’ relations with Mali, Niger

2019/02/25 – Israel has “potential” diplomatic relations with Mali and Niger — two Muslim countries in Africa — according to a map Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed American-Jewish leaders this week.

Israeli officials have long acknowledged their goal to restore formal ties with Mali, though never publicly referred to the status quo of relations in this way. Continuer à lire … « Israel/Mali/Niger – Map shown by PM shows Israel having ‘potential’ relations with Mali, Niger »

Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger to launch border protection centre

2019/02/ 25- Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger have signed the executive regulation of the Joint Operations Centre to secure the border among the four countries.The fourth ministerial meeting to secure the border among the four nations has been held on 22 February in the Niger’s capital, Niamey. Continuer à lire … « Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger to launch border protection centre »

Russian media: Aircraft belonging to ‘Putin’s chef’ flies frequently to Syria and Africa #Chad

2019/14/02 – A private jet believed to belong to the Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, also known as “Putin’s chef”, has been flying nearly every month to the Near East and Africa, where Russian mercenaries are known to be fighting, according to an investigation by the Russian news outlet Novaya Gazeta and the Russian media: Aircraft belonging to ‘Putin’s chef’ flies frequently to Syria and Africa

The aircraft, a Raytheon HAWKER 800XP with the registration number M-VITO, officially belongs to a company in the Seychelles with an unknown owner. The authors of the investigation believe it belongs to Prigozhin, based on information from his daughter’s social network account and the fact that the same company owns a yacht that was used by the Prigozhins on a family holiday. Continuer à lire … « Russian media: Aircraft belonging to ‘Putin’s chef’ flies frequently to Syria and Africa #Chad »

Libya/Chad – France bombed Chadian rebels to stop coup d’etat: foreign minister

2019/13/02 – France’s military struck rebels in Chad to prevent a coup d’etat against President Idriss Deby, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday.

On Deby’s request, French warplanes bombed a heavily-armed rebel convoy that crossed last week from Libya deep into Chadian territory.
Continuer à lire … « Libya/Chad – France bombed Chadian rebels to stop coup d’etat: foreign minister »

Morocco silent amid rumors of Netanyahu visit next month

2019/06/02 – Minister won’t address reports, but recent visit to north African nation by top Jewish Republicans adds fuel to speculation.

Morocco’s communications minister has refused to comment over the weekend on reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to arrange a state visit to Morocco just before Israelis go to the polls in April 9 elections Continuer à lire … « Morocco silent amid rumors of Netanyahu visit next month »