Libya / Russia – Haftar meets Russian defence minister in Moscow

2018/09/11 – Russia’s defense minister Sergei Shoigu met with the Libyan commander of the self-styled army Khalifa Haftar in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian media reported.

Shoigu and Haftar discussed the Libyan crisis and the security situation in the Middle East and North Africa, Russian news agencies said, citing a defense ministry statement.

Italy will host an international conference on Libya on Nov. 12 and 13, which Haftar will attend, Italy has said.

Haftar’s office has not confirmed his attendance yet, but said the meeting in Moscow had covered ways to end Libya’s crisis and the fight against terrorism.

Libyan Express / Sahel-Elite Photo : Parts of Haftar’s visit to Russia (Social Media)

Saudi Arabia makes $1bn bid for partnership with South African defence group Denel #Defence #Germany

2018/08/11 – Saudi Arabia has made a $1-billion bid for a broad partnership with South African State-owned defence group Denel that would include the acquisition of a minority stake in a joint venture with Germany’s Rheinmetall, a source familiar with the offer said.Currently heavily dependent on imports, Saudi Arabia, the world’s third-largest defence spender, is seeking partnerships to develop its own domestic defence industry with the goal of localising half of its military spending by 2030. Continuer à lire … « Saudi Arabia makes $1bn bid for partnership with South African defence group Denel #Defence #Germany »

Hybridizing Security: Armies, Militias and Constrained Sovereignty (Commentary – Yezid Sayigh)

2018/04/11- Defence sectors in several Arab countries have undergone significant transformation leading to the hybridization of security governance, leaving them with forms of sovereignty that are both constrained and constantly contested. Continuer à lire … « Hybridizing Security: Armies, Militias and Constrained Sovereignty (Commentary – Yezid Sayigh) »

Nigeria – We need information to combat insurgency –Defence Headquarters

2018/11/10- The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has appealed to the public to always furnish the force with useful information to boost intelligence gathering in the fight against Boko Haram.

Brig.-Gen. John Agim, the Acting Director of Information, Defence Headquarters Abuja, made the appeal on Thursday in Calabar during a two-day capacity building workshop for Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria – We need information to combat insurgency –Defence Headquarters »

China, Africa to strengthen military exchanges, cooperation: MOD

2018/08/31 – China and Africa will strengthen military exchanges and cooperation for global peace and stability, the country’s Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday ahead of the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). Continuer à lire … « China, Africa to strengthen military exchanges, cooperation: MOD »

Russia/Africa – Delegations From Africa Participate In Russian Military Technical Forum – OpEd #Defense

2018/08/31 – About twenty military delegations (groups) from Africa participated in the International Military-Technical forum «ARMY-2018» organised by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in Kubinka, located approximately 280 km from Moscow.

The «ARMY-2018» received about 120 official delegations from foreign countries and featured nearly 150 events as part of its scientific business programme. The annual games allow the different world forces to improve their efficiency, knowledge and friendship. The army extravaganza, billed the Olympics of the Military World, now in its fourth year. Continuer à lire … « Russia/Africa – Delegations From Africa Participate In Russian Military Technical Forum – OpEd #Defense »

UK/Africa – I’m not leaving until you’ve bought some missiles, May tells Africa #Defence #Military

2018/08/29 – THERESA May has vowed not to leave Africa until everyone has bought at least one British missile.

The prime minister feels her dreary personality and toe-curling dancing are a powerful incentive for Africans to buy high-tech weapons they have no use for. Continuer à lire … « UK/Africa – I’m not leaving until you’ve bought some missiles, May tells Africa #Defence #Military »