Turkish drones in Libya are a strategic and family affair

16/09/2019 – A war of drones involving Turkey has escalated in Libya in recent weeks, as Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army, backed by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), continues to target Tripoli. While the appearance of Turkish drones in the war theater is an unequivocal sign of Ankara’s support for the Tripoli and Misrata forces, the drone tussle between Turkey and the UAE has an aspect less spoken about, namely a link to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s family. Continuer à lire … « Turkish drones in Libya are a strategic and family affair »

Mali Lithium hunting for development partner for Goulamina

MD Chris Evans told Mining Weekly Online on the sidelines of the Paydirt Africa Downunder conference, in Perth, that in addition to advancing its relationship with China Minmentals, Mali Lithium was also targeting lithium carbonate producers as possible strategic partners. Continuer à lire … « Mali Lithium hunting for development partner for Goulamina »

Will countries heed the AU Peace and Security Council’s concerns about foreign military bases on the continent?

28/08/2019 – Africa is host to a rising number of foreign military operations and bases, largely due to bilateral agreements between some African Union (AU) member states and foreign powers. This is despite the AU Peace and Security Council’s concerns about foreign military bases on the continent and the establishment of new ones. Continuer à lire … « Will countries heed the AU Peace and Security Council’s concerns about foreign military bases on the continent? »

Is Africa ready for weapons that call their own shots?

28/08/2019 – Robotic weapons that once activated can select and attack targets without any further human intervention are being developed by the United States, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, South Korea and Israel. Often listed as part of the ‘third revolution’ in warfare, after conventional weapons and nuclear weapons, lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS) will be unpredictable on the battlefield. Continuer à lire … « Is Africa ready for weapons that call their own shots? »

China and Africa Hold the Dialogue on the Implementation of China-Africa Peace and Security Initiative

2019/14/02 – On February 6, 2019, the Dialogue on the Implementation of China-Africa Peace and Security Initiative was held in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. The Dialogue was jointly hosted by the co-chairs of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) China and Senegal as well as the African Union (AU) Commission. Chairman of the Chinese Follow-up Committee of the FOCAC and Assistant Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodong, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad Mame Baba Cissé of Senegal and AU Commissioner for Political Affairs Minata Samate Cessouma attended the Dialogue and delivered keynote speeches. 23 African Foreign Ministers and representatives from member states of the AU Peace and Security Council and the Group of Five for the Sahel (the G5 Sahel) also attended and addressed the meeting. Continuer à lire … « China and Africa Hold the Dialogue on the Implementation of China-Africa Peace and Security Initiative »

IAEA reports on Sudan’s nuclear power infrastructure

2019/12/02 – There is strong commitment from the government of Sudan to developing the infrastructure needed for a nuclear power programme, a mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded in its final report.

The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) was conducted between 27 August and 3 September at the invitation of the Sudanese government. INIR missions enable representatives from IAEA member states to have in-depth discussions with international experts about conditions and best international practices in the development of a nuclear power programme. Continuer à lire … « IAEA reports on Sudan’s nuclear power infrastructure »

India Follows Chinese Footsteps in Africa With First Multi-Nation Military Drill

2019/10/02 – The 10-day joint exercise named « India-Africa Field Training » will be conducted with a focus on anti-terror operations, humanitarian action, and joint peace operations at the Aundh Military station and College of Military Engineering in Pune, India.

The first ever field exercise between the armed forces of India and African countries have been scheduled for March this year. Twelve African nations, including Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique, and Uganda will join in the 10-day exercise to be hosted in the Indian city of Pune from March 18. Continuer à lire … « India Follows Chinese Footsteps in Africa With First Multi-Nation Military Drill »