Tunisia accepts delivery of last of eight Black Hawks #USArmy

2018/04/12 – U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) completed a foreign military sales (FMS) case to deliver eight UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to partner country Tunisia this summer.

The Black Hawks will provide Tunisia with cargo/personnel transport, medical evacuation and combat operations capabilities. The case value is more than $338 million. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, awarded the contract. Continuer à lire … « Tunisia accepts delivery of last of eight Black Hawks #USArmy »

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 »

Sudan/US – Sudanese cabinet approves counter-terrorism agreement with the FBI

2018/05/11 – Sudan’s Council of Ministers on Sunday has endorsed a counter-terrorism agreement signed between the Sudanese Interior Ministry and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).The agreement was introduced to the Council of Ministers’ meeting by the Minister of Cabinet Affairs Ahmed Saad Omer. Continuer à lire … « Sudan/US – Sudanese cabinet approves counter-terrorism agreement with the FBI »

Algérie – Quatre abris pour terroristes détruits et deux éléments de soutien arrêtés à Boumerdès et Tissemsilt (MDN)

2018/28/10- Quatre abris pour terroristes ont été détruits vendredi par un détachement de l’Armée nationale populaire (ANP) à Boumerdès, alors que deux éléments de soutien aux groupes terroristes ont été arrêtés dans cette même wilaya et à Tissemsilt, indique samedi un communiqué du ministère de la Défense nationale (MDN). Continuer à lire … « Algérie – Quatre abris pour terroristes détruits et deux éléments de soutien arrêtés à Boumerdès et Tissemsilt (MDN) »

Specter of jihadism continues to haunt Maghreb

2018/12/11 – The jihadist threat is not new to the Maghreb. However, the fallout of the 2011 Arab uprisings has fundamentally altered the political and security environment of North African countries. While states such as Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia witnessed an increase in deaths from jihadist attacks, others like Algeria and Morocco experienced a reduced impact. Despite differences, the threats are persistent and numerous, including local jihadi cells that range from the already settled to the residual to those burgeoning into external groups that operate in the Sahel, such as the well-established al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The mutual lack of trust and cooperation in counterterrorism and security among Maghreb countries further complicates countering such threats. Put together, the region’s security could become even more precarious, and the fight against jihadism might be a long one. Continuer à lire … « Specter of jihadism continues to haunt Maghreb »

Mali – French desert troops take to boats in Mali

2018/08/25 – French desert troops recently took to boats to patrol the Niger River in Mali, the first time that the crafts have been used in the Barkhane counter-terrorism operation in the Sahel, the French armed forces said.

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The U.S. Is Building a Drone Base in Niger That Will Cost More Than $280 Million by 2024

2018/08/23 – A U.S. drone base in a remote part of West Africa has garnered attention for its $100 million construction price tag. But according to new projections from the Air Force, its initial cost will soon be dwarfed by the price of operating the facility — about $30 million a year. By 2024, when the 10-year agreement for use of the base in Agadez, Niger, ends, its construction and operating costs will top a quarter-billion dollars — or around $280 million, to be more precise.

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