Ivory Coast: Bolloré launches Aerohub

08/09/2019 – The French logistics company has enlarged its footprint in Western Africa by inaugurating a multi-modal logistics hub at Abijan’s Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport, investing 6.8 million euros. The “Aerohub” will provide logistic solutions tailored to players in the distribution of standard cargo, consumables, pharmaceuticals, the telecommunications and catering sectors. Continuer à lire … « Ivory Coast: Bolloré launches Aerohub »

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and al-Qaeda’s New Sanctuary

by Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

For many years, violent extremists have exploited the impoverished and lawless Sahel region of Africa. Salafist-jihadist militias have frequently transited through the region’s porous borders, easily taking advantage of local grievances to establish a presence in countries such as Mali and Niger. Consequently, there have been countless terrorist attacks throughout West Africa, including a high-profile attack by al-Qaeda’s North Africa branch against the Ivory Coast’s Grand Bassam in 2016. Continuer à lire … « Burkina Faso: Islamic State and al-Qaeda’s New Sanctuary »

Chad: 11 dead amid inter-communal clashes

29/08/2019 – At least 11 people were killed amid fresh inter-communal clashes in southern Chad between farmers and herders earlier this week, local media reported.

The incident took place in Koumogo, around 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Barh Koh department in the Moyen-Chari region on Monday, the Al Wihda news site said on Wednesday. Police were deployed to the scene. Continuer à lire … « Chad: 11 dead amid inter-communal clashes »

Chad jails 243 rebels over incursion via Libya’s border #Tchad

28/08/2019 – Chad’s justice minister has said a “special criminal court” handed jail terms to 243 rebels who crossed from Libya in February, before their incursion was halted by French air raids. Continuer à lire … « Chad jails 243 rebels over incursion via Libya’s border #Tchad »

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 »