2018/03/20 – Senegal’s government has closed more than a dozen schools linked to a man the Turkish government considers a terrorist, underlining Turkey’s growing influence in predominantly Muslim West Africa. Continuer à lire … « Senegal/Turkey – Senegal closes schools linked to Turkish cleric in exile #Gulen »
2018/03/17 – Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has called on the international community to support efforts of the countries of the Sahel Region to fighting against extremism and terrorism.Ghanour’s call came during the 6th meeting of the Ministerial Coordination Platform for Sahel Strategies which was held in the Chadian capital, Ndjamena on Thursday. Continuer à lire … « Sudan calls to support anti-terrorism efforts in #Sahel region »
2018/03/15 – Legalising migrants can boost economic growth, improve international relations and prevent radicalisation.
Algeria and Morocco have for the past decade been important transit and stopover countries for migrants moving to Europe. Many also stop to seek informal work in Algeria’s $548.3 billion hydrocarbon economy and Morocco’s $257.3 billion diversified economy. Continuer à lire … « Algeria and Morocco’s Migrant Policies Could Prevent Violent Extremism »
2018/03/15 – French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has discussed with Algerian officials, during his visit to Algeria, the issues of secret immigration, organized crime, combating terrorism and exchange of security information about extremist groups that are active in the African coast. Continuer à lire … « French Interior Minister Visits Algeria, Discusses Immigration, Organized Crime #Terrorism »
2018/03/14 – Border police from Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad participated for the first time in joint training on border management and on countering irregular migration. The African officers developed during the course their operational capacities in the control and surveillance of their borders. Continuer à lire … « Mali – First Joint Border Management Training for G5 Sahel Police »
2018/03/12 – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday Washington was considering lifting a travel ban on Chad, offering an olive branch to a key ally in the fight against Islamist militant groups in West Africa.
The top U.S. diplomat flew into the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, on the last day of a truncated tour of Africa with stop-offs in Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Nigeria – all frontline partners against Islamic State and al Qaeda off-shoots. Continuer à lire … « U.S. may lift travel ban on ‘important partner’ Chad, Tillerson says »
2018/03/11 – Armed groups within Libya continue to benefit from external support including the provision of materiel, targeted airstrikes at night and sophisticated munitions, the UN Libya Experts Panel report states in its section on the implementation of the arms embargo. Continuer à lire … « Libyan militias continue to benefit from external weapons support: UN Libya Experts Panel report »