UAE confirms its desire for stability in Mali and Sahel region

26/08/2020 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, has said it is closely following the situation in the Republic of Mali.Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, has contacted a number of African organisations, stressing the UAE’s commitment to ensuring stability throughout the Sahel region. Continuer à lire … « UAE confirms its desire for stability in Mali and Sahel region »

G5 Sahel: the coalition is in place

On 30 June 2020, the President of the Republic took part in the G5 Sahel summit in Nouakchott (Mauritania). This visit formed part of France’s counter-terrorism commitment in the Sahel region and of follow-up on the pledges made at the Pau Summit back in January 2020. Continuer à lire … « G5 Sahel: the coalition is in place »

Nigeria, Egypt partner on counter-terrorism fight in Africa

27/12/2019 – President Muhammadu Buhari and his Egyptian counterpart, Abdelfattah el-Sisi, have mulled a partnership to eradicate terrorism in parts of Africa.Speaking on the sidelines of the Aswan Forum on Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa held in Egypt, the Nigerian leader said West African nations were already in close collaboration towards combating the menace by setting up a multinational task force. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria, Egypt partner on counter-terrorism fight in Africa »

Why fight against money laundering, terrorism is low in West Africa, NFIU boss

04/09/2019 – The fight against money laundering and counter terrorism financing has remained low in West Africa due to weak governance structure, poor institutional framework, inadequate laws and unstable system of administration, Chief Executive officer, Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), Modibbo Hamman Tukur has said. Continuer à lire … « Why fight against money laundering, terrorism is low in West Africa, NFIU boss »

Niger/Italie – La Ministre italienne de la Défense en visite au Niger

2019/02/27 – Le Président de la République Issoufou Mahamadou a reçu le mardi 26 février en audience, la Ministre italienne de la Défense Mme Elisabetta Trenta, en visite au Niger. À sa sortie d’audience,  Mme Elisabetta a indiqué que « nous avons parlé des relations d’amitié et de coopération entre le Niger et l’Italie. ». Continuer à lire … « Niger/Italie – La Ministre italienne de la Défense en visite au Niger »

Tunisia has taken back more than 1,000 terror suspects since 2011

2019/21/02 – More than 1,000 “terrorists” have returned from conflict zones to Tunisia, according to one of the country’s top security officials.

Mokhtar Ben Nasr, head the national counterterrorism commission, said the figure accounts for the number of jihadi suspects who have come back since 2011, according to Mosaique FM radio. Continuer à lire … « Tunisia has taken back more than 1,000 terror suspects since 2011 »

Niger – Le Premier Ministre nigérien reçoit le Sous-Secrétaire d’Etat américain aux Affaires Politiques

2019/13/02 – Le Premier Ministre Brigi Rafini a reçu ce mardi 12 février à son cabinet, le Sous-Secrétaire d’Etat américain aux affaires politiques David M. Hale en visite au Niger.
A sa sortie d’audience, il s’est déclaré honoré d’être pour la première fois au Niger, et « d’avoir des discussions constructives avec le Chef de gouvernement et l’ambassadeur des Etats Unis, autour du partenariat fort qui unit nos deux nations ».
Les deux hommes ont surtout abordé la question autour des objectifs communs aux deux pays. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Le Premier Ministre nigérien reçoit le Sous-Secrétaire d’Etat américain aux Affaires Politiques »

Libya/Chad – France bombed Chadian rebels to stop coup d’etat: foreign minister

2019/13/02 – France’s military struck rebels in Chad to prevent a coup d’etat against President Idriss Deby, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday.

On Deby’s request, French warplanes bombed a heavily-armed rebel convoy that crossed last week from Libya deep into Chadian territory.
Continuer à lire … « Libya/Chad – France bombed Chadian rebels to stop coup d’etat: foreign minister »

US gives control center to Niger for Boko Haram operations

2019/04/02 – The United States turned over a communications and operations center to the Niger army to help the African nation battle Boko Haram, a statement said.

The planning and operations control center, worth $16.5 million (€14.4 million), is designed to help Niger forces synchronize its operations through improved communications, U.S. Ambassador Eric Whitaker said during the handover ceremony on Monday, February 4. Continuer à lire … « US gives control center to Niger for Boko Haram operations »

Russia and Tunisia boost cooperation on anti-terrorism efforts, says Lavrov

2019/03/02 – Russia and Tunisia have agreed to bolster cooperation on counter-terrorism efforts, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following the talks with his Tunisian counterpart Khemaies Jhinaoui.

The participants of the meeting particularly focused on the developments in Libya, « where many problems remain, including the terrorism concern that Tunisia is also struggling from, » he said. Continuer à lire … « Russia and Tunisia boost cooperation on anti-terrorism efforts, says Lavrov »