Libya/UK – Minister of Interior reviews security collaboration with UK Ambassador

2018/16/11 – The Minister of Interior of the Presidential Council (PC) Fathi Pashagha, reviewed on Monday with British Ambassador to Libya Frank Baker, ways of security cooperation and the activation of previous agreements concluded between the two countries. Continuer à lire … « Libya/UK – Minister of Interior reviews security collaboration with UK Ambassador »

Nigeria interested in cooperation with Belarus in mechanical engineering

2018/08/10 – Nigeria is interested in cooperation with Belarus in the area of mechanical engineering, BelTA learned from Desmond Nwosu, First Secretary of the Embassy of Nigeria in Russia with concurrent accreditation to Belarus, on 21 September.  Continuer à lire … « Nigeria interested in cooperation with Belarus in mechanical engineering »

UK/Africa – Our special relationship with Nigeria is a model for UK-Africa relations (Opinion)

2018/08/10 – As heads of state, diplomats and political advisers from around the world converge on New York for the United Nations General Assembly, we are reminded of the challenges facing UK foreign policy. New alliances and new partnerships are a necessity. Neglected allies, most notably the countries of the Commonwealth with whom we have a shared history, language, and culture are an obvious place to start. Continuer à lire … « UK/Africa – Our special relationship with Nigeria is a model for UK-Africa relations (Opinion) »

Czech Republic to open embassy in Mali

2018/01/10 – The Czech Republic will open an embassy in Mali as of January 1, 2019, the Czech Foreign Ministry announced on its web page citing a decision by the Czech government.

The embassy in Bamako should play a key role in strengthening cooperation in the field of security, increasing the Czech presence in military and civilian missions aimed at stabilizing the Sahel region and contribute to the development of mutual economic cooperation.

Radio Praga / Sahel-Elite

Libya/Italy – Source: Haftar demands Italy change its ambassador in Tripoli

2018/09/15 – The commander of the Libyan self-styled army Khalifa Haftar asked the Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Milanesi, when the two met near Benghazi earlier this week, to change the current ambassador in Libya, Giuseppe Perrone, after discussions with French intelligence, a source close to Haftar told Libyan Express.
 
The source – an MP in Tobruk – said the request was last Monday in the meeting the two men held in Rajma, where Haftar insisted Perrone must go so his relations with Italy can become more close.
 

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Norway intensifies efforts in the Sahel region #Mali #Niger

2018/09/10 – The Sahel region is facing significant security, humanitarian and development challenges. Weak state structures and porous borders have enabled Islamist terrorist groups to gain a foothold in the region. Conflicts are threatening stability in several of the region’s countries and have caused the civilian population enormous suffering. The human cost of people smuggling and irregular migration to Europe through the Sahel is huge.  Continuer à lire … « Norway intensifies efforts in the Sahel region #Mali #Niger »

Why Asia and Africa hold different views of China

2018/09/10 – During a state visit to China last month, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad warned against what he called “a new version of colonialism,” which was seen as a rebuke to China’s increasing economic and political dominance in the region.

The accusation that China is pursuing neo-colonialism and debt diplomacy, especially through its global trade and infrastructure projects under the trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has been made by others. Continuer à lire … « Why Asia and Africa hold different views of China »