Sudan says to soon form joint border forces with Libya, Egypt and Eritrea

2018/12/11 – The Sudanese Minister of Defence Awad Ibn Ouf said arrangements are underway to establish joint border protection forces with Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia. Continuer à lire … « Sudan says to soon form joint border forces with Libya, Egypt and Eritrea »

In Niger’s Oil Industry, Fortune favours the bold

2018/06/11 – We have covered this topic extensively in our book, Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity, which looks at what African nations have done to better manage their hydrocarbon wealth and curb the potential negative effects of the oil industry on the economy.

The story of oil exploration in Africa is one of many failures and victories, of bold bets in unexplored areas that have brought great returns, of forgotten lands that only some bold few decided to venture in, in the search for riches. This has been the story for many of Africa’s current oil and gas hot spots. It’s hard to imagine that at one point in time, no one believed that Equatorial Guinea had oil or was even willing to try it out. Sudan, Chad, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, Liberia… they are all in one way or another, nations whose potential was for long snubbed by international oil and gas companies, until one bold player took the chance and found these so desired resources. Continuer à lire … « In Niger’s Oil Industry, Fortune favours the bold »

Cross-border security meeting between Libya, Chad, Niger and Sudan to convene Wednesday

2018/23/10 – The 4th ministerial meeting to strengthen the security of the joint border among Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger would be held in Ndjamena on Wednesday.

The two-day meeting would be held with the participation of foreign, defence and interior ministries as well as intelligence services of the four countries. Continuer à lire … « Cross-border security meeting between Libya, Chad, Niger and Sudan to convene Wednesday »

UK hails Mauritania role in preserving security of neighbours

2018/16/11- Britain’s Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, on Friday, hailed Mauritania’s role in preserving the security of the G5 Sahel.

Burt made the comments after a discussion with the Mauritanian President, Mohammad Ould Abdel-Aziz, in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, according to Anadolu. He added that the UK is ready to offer its support to Mauritania in preserving this security, in addition to supporting trade and culture. Continuer à lire … « UK hails Mauritania role in preserving security of neighbours »

Mauritania – Anti-terror force in Sahel begins officer training

2018/15/11 – A military school gathering five countries in the Sahel inducted its first officers on Monday into a programme to train future leaders of a joint anti-terror force.

Thirty-five senior officers were inducted into the G5 Sahel Defence Academy, located in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, for an eight-month course, an AFP reporter saw. Continuer à lire … « Mauritania – Anti-terror force in Sahel begins officer training »

Chad/Libya – Chadian armed group kidnaps six Libyans in the south

2018/08/10 – Local news outlets reported sources from Al-Fuqahaa in southern Libya as saying that six Libyans were kidnapped by a Chadian armed group.

The sources added that the abduction took place between Al-Fuqahaa and Sabha as one of the cars used by kidnappers was found sunk in desert sand, adding that the kidnappers let the women go and took the six men after stopping them on the road. Continuer à lire … « Chad/Libya – Chadian armed group kidnaps six Libyans in the south »

Abu Dhabi recruits mercenaries from Arab tribes of Chad and Niger to fight in Yemeni war

2018/04/10 – Abu Dhabi’s envoys are located throughout Africa, not to spread peace, love, or happiness – as promoted by the UAE to be a part of its external policies – but in search of mercenaries from Arab tribes to be recruited to fight in the Yemen war as Emirati soldiers. Continuer à lire … « Abu Dhabi recruits mercenaries from Arab tribes of Chad and Niger to fight in Yemeni war »