China’s President Arrives In Africa To Develop Deeper Military Ties With Continent

2018/07/21 – Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Africa on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties.
His visit comes as the US, the country’s rival in a bitter trade war, shows little interest in the world’s second most populous continent. Continuer à lire … « China’s President Arrives In Africa To Develop Deeper Military Ties With Continent »

Why Djibouti Is the Loser of the Horn of Africa’s New Peace

2018/07/13 – Ethiopians and Eritreans alike are celebrating the breakneck speed of a rapprochement between Addis Ababa and Asmara, two longtime enemies. Closer ties between the two, while not necessarily a done deal, could usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for the Horn of Africa, resuming a thriving trade relationship and granting landlocked Ethiopia access to a new port. Continuer à lire … « Why Djibouti Is the Loser of the Horn of Africa’s New Peace »

China Bolstering Africa Expansion by Selling Arms to the Continent

2018/07/11 – China continues to solidify its positions in Africa, where in addition to its investment activities and so-called railway diplomacy, Beijing is steadily increasing arms sales.

China is boosting defense cooperation with the countries of the African continent: On June 26, Beijing hosted its first China-Africa Defense and Security Forum that brought together representatives from 50 African countries and the African Union. Continuer à lire … « China Bolstering Africa Expansion by Selling Arms to the Continent »

“Africa’s Dubai”: Chinese group starts work on $3.5bn Djibouti free trade zone

2018/07/11 – China has helped launch the first phase of a $3.5bn project to build Africa’s biggest free trade zone in the microstate of Djibouti.
The Djibouti International Free Trade Zone (DIFTZ) is planned as a 48 sq km project, however the first phase will be a $370m, 2.4 sq km pilot zone which will consist of four industrial clusters focusing on processing goods for export, financial support services, manufacturing and duty-free retailing. Continuer à lire … « “Africa’s Dubai”: Chinese group starts work on $3.5bn Djibouti free trade zone »

5,342 terrorism suspects in 5 intelligence prisons #Chad #Sudan #Morocco

2018/05/13 – There are 5,342 terror suspects from 41 countries currently being detained in five intelligence prisons in Riyadh, Jeddah, Buraidah, Abha and Dammam, according to the Presidency of the State Security.

The presidency said 71 suspects belonging to 11 different nationalities were detained during the past two weeks. Continuer à lire … « 5,342 terrorism suspects in 5 intelligence prisons #Chad #Sudan #Morocco »

Possible Use of Blinding Laser Weapon Near China’s Djibouti Base Spurs US Warning to Aviators

2018/05/03 – Is China’s Djibouti-based military presence starting to create trouble for the U.S. military? In April, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration reproduced a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) originally issued by the U.S. military warning of “multiple lazing events involving a high power laser” in airspace near China’s new military base. Continuer à lire … « Possible Use of Blinding Laser Weapon Near China’s Djibouti Base Spurs US Warning to Aviators »

Djibouti et la Guinée équatoriale signent plusieurs accords bilatéraux #sécurité

2019/04/24 – La République de Djibouti et la Guinée équatoriale ont signé dimanche plusieurs accords bilatéraux portant sur le commerce, la sécurité et la recherche scientifique.Le président djiboutien Ismaïl Omar Guelleh et son homologue équato-guinéen Teodoro Obiang Nguema, en visite officielle à Djibouti depuis la veille, ont co-présidé la cérémonie de signature de ces protocoles d’accord au palais de la République. Lors d’une conférence de presse conjointe, les deux dirigeants ont réaffirmé leur détermination à oeuvrer en faveur de l’accroissement des échanges économiques et commerciaux. Continuer à lire … « Djibouti et la Guinée équatoriale signent plusieurs accords bilatéraux #sécurité »