Niger/Libya: We Are Paying a Heavy Price for What’s Happening in Libya – President Issoufou

16/10/2019 Rhodes — The security threat to the Sahel region has been amplified by the Libyan crisis, said the President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou. In his forthright assessment of the conflict, Issoufou said it seems the world has turned its back on countries that are dealing with the fallout of the crisis. Continuer à lire … « Niger/Libya: We Are Paying a Heavy Price for What’s Happening in Libya – President Issoufou »

Nigeria/Niger – No end in sight to Nigeria’s border closures

18/09/2019 – Nigerian border crossings with Benin and Niger remain sealed despite a warning from West Africa’s regional grouping that the the shutdown is harming prosperity. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria/Niger – No end in sight to Nigeria’s border closures »

ECOWAS calls for greater action against arms proliferation in W/Africa

2018/08/05 – This was contained in a report of the study of gender mainstreaming in the peace and security architecture of ECOWAS (Small Arms and Light Weapons Control Component) presented at a workshop in Abuja on Friday. The report blamed electoral violence in Nigeria and other West African countries to illegal arms manufacturers whose work contributes to the illegal possession and circulation of weapons in civilian hands. Continuer à lire … « ECOWAS calls for greater action against arms proliferation in W/Africa »

President of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission and the United Nations (UN) Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel Concluded a High-Level Visit to The Gambia

2018/07//13 – The President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, concluded on 13 July a three-day visit to The Gambia. Continuer à lire … « President of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission and the United Nations (UN) Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel Concluded a High-Level Visit to The Gambia »

Turkey and Africa are building a solid partnership

2018/05/24 – As Turkey marks the annual Africa Day, I take the opportunity to celebrate Africa’s achievements and rejoice in our developing partnership. Africa’s ascendancy makes all Turks proud and motivates us to engage in closer ties and cooperation. Political institutions around Africa are evolving even as we are witnessing the emergence of a strong middle class in many African countries. Continuer à lire … « Turkey and Africa are building a solid partnership »

How far can Europe push back its borders? The case of France in Niger

2018/05/22 – Migration control is now “high politics” in Europe and a priority for the EU. For example, on May 2, 2018, the European Commission proposed that the budget for the management of external borders, migration and asylum – set at 13 billion euros for the period 2014-2020 – be raised to 34.9 billion euros. Continuer à lire … « How far can Europe push back its borders? The case of France in Niger »

Gambia/Russia – The Gambia Seeks To Develop Strong Economic Partnership With Russia – Interview

2018/05/03 – Th Gambia is a small country in West Africa and is entirely surrounded by Senegal except for its coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. English language is the official language. The Gambia’s economy is dominated by farming, fishing and has excellent natural spots for tourism. Previously, the United Kingdom and many EU countries constituted its major domestic export markets. However, in recent years, the United States, China and Japan have become significant trade partners of The Gambia. Despite that, The Gambia looks forward to developing a strong economic partnership with Russia and former Soviet republics. Continuer à lire … « Gambia/Russia – The Gambia Seeks To Develop Strong Economic Partnership With Russia – Interview »