Libya/US – Interior Minister in Washington to discuss security issues in Libya

2019/12/02 – The Interior Minister Fathi Pashaga has arrived in Washington DC on an official visit to discuss with the American side the security situation in the country, a source from the ministry confirmed. Continuer à lire … « Libya/US – Interior Minister in Washington to discuss security issues in Libya »

Qatar/Burkina Faso – Director of Public Security meets Burkina Faso Ambassador

2019/07/02 – The Director of Public Security, Staff Major General, Saad bin Jassim Al Khulaifi met yesterday with the Ambassador of Burkina Faso to the State of Qatar, Adama Compaore. During the meeting, they discussed a number of topics of interest to both countries and issues of common concern.

The Peninsula

Sahel-Elite

Saudis maneuver for dominance in Africa

2019/06/02 – Saudi Arabia stumbled to the finish line in 2018. Its war in Yemen got messier. Its reputation was severely damaged by the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Its regional rival Iran solidified its power in Syria. But as the old year gave way to the new, the desert kingdom could count at least one success: the joint naval maneuvers known as Red Wave 1. Continuer à lire … « Saudis maneuver for dominance in Africa »

Morocco silent amid rumors of Netanyahu visit next month

2019/06/02 – Minister won’t address reports, but recent visit to north African nation by top Jewish Republicans adds fuel to speculation.

Morocco’s communications minister has refused to comment over the weekend on reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to arrange a state visit to Morocco just before Israelis go to the polls in April 9 elections Continuer à lire … « Morocco silent amid rumors of Netanyahu visit next month »

How Russia is growing its strategic influence in Africa

2019/06/02. Much has been made about China’s role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and depth of Russia’s contemporary presence and profile in Africa.

There was a strong Russian influence in Africa during the heyday of the Soviet Union. The post-independence governments of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Benin at some point all received diplomatic or military support from the Soviet Union. Continuer à lire … « How Russia is growing its strategic influence in Africa »

AMU Wants to Connect Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia by High Speed Rail

2019/04/02 – The secretariat general of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) announced an international campaign to attract international investors to renovate railways linking Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Continuer à lire … « AMU Wants to Connect Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia by High Speed Rail »

China in bid to extend Africa trade success into military sphere

2019/03/02 – China’s controversial investment initiatives in Africa have overshadowed its military presence on the continent. And that aspect of Chinese involvement is sizeable and expanding, according to a US Defence Department think-tank.

Several little-noted deployments of Chinese forces in Africa have followed the adoption of a law in 2015 permitting the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to operate in other countries. Continuer à lire … « China in bid to extend Africa trade success into military sphere »