Boko Haram: Nigeria seeks Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism coalition

Olaleye Aluko and Michael Olugbode

17/09/2019 – The Federal  Government has approached the Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism Coalition – a combat group of 41 countries – seeking its support in the fight against Boko Haram terrorism  North-East. Continuer à lire … « Boko Haram: Nigeria seeks Islamic Military Counter-Terrorism coalition »

Pipeline operator EMG signs terminal deal for Israel-Egypt gas exports

08/09/2019 – The East Mediterranean Gas (EMG) pipeline operator signed a deal to use a terminal belonging to Israel’s Europe Asia Pipeline Company (EAPC) for the export of natural gas to Egypt, the companies said on Sunday.The pipeline arrangement was one of the final hurdles before Israel could begin selling gas to Egypt in a landmark $15 billion export deal. Continuer à lire … « Pipeline operator EMG signs terminal deal for Israel-Egypt gas exports »

Egypt, Russia review preparations for first-ever Russia-Africa summit

Egyptian and Russian officials on Thursday went over the preparations for the coming Russia-Africa summit set to be held in Sochi in October and to be co-chaired by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to a statement by the Egyptian foreign ministry, Egypt’s Ambassador to Russia Ihab Nasr and Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov presented the latest preparations on the summit to African ambassadors during a Thursday meeting held at the Russian foreign ministry.

The summit, the first of its kind, will be held on 23-24 October and will include major Russian and African companies and businessmen.

Nasr cited the noticeable leap forward witnessed by Russian-African relations in the past years, highlighting the hopes of African countries for concrete outcomes from the summit.

Arrangements related to an economic forum set to be held on the sidelines of the summit were also discussed.

Participation in the event is a vital chance to boost cooperation in trade and investment between the two sides, Nasr added.

Egypt is chairing the African Union this year.

Ahram Online

Shael-Elite | Photo: Ambassador Ihab Nasr (3rd from R) at the meeting to prepare for the Africa-Russia Summit (Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry)

Tunisia Could Help Enforce Libya’s Arms Embargo

24/08/2019 – In 2020, when Tunisia begins its two-year term as non-permanent member of the Security Council, the country will have the biggest opportunity to influence international affairs since becoming a democracy in 2011. In response to the appointment, Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui declared “Tunisia will be the voice of Africa and the Arab world…Trying to expedite finding peaceful settlement for some of the pending issues witnessed by our region.” Continuer à lire … « Tunisia Could Help Enforce Libya’s Arms Embargo »

Libyan MPs Warn against Turkey’s Arming of Militias in Tripoli

13/07/2019 – Libyan MPs warned Saturday against the dangers of the « Turkish role over their country’s stability,” due to Ankara’s arming of terrorist militias in Tripoli. They also stressed their keenness to “extend bridges of cooperation with Egypt and bolster means of communication to eliminate terrorism in their country.” Continuer à lire … « Libyan MPs Warn against Turkey’s Arming of Militias in Tripoli »

Egypt conducts military exercise near Libya border

2019/03/06 – The Egyptian army on Tuesday conducted a major military exercise near the Libyan border.

The exercise was attended by Army Chief-of-Staff Mohamed Farid, according to an army statement.

The drills included tactical exercises simulating real-time combat scenarios.

Within recent years, the Egyptian army has foiled numerous attempts to smuggle weapons from neighboring Libya.

Mahmoud Barakat  / Anadolu Agency


India/Africa – Pune to host Indian Army’s joint exercise with African counterparts in March #Niger

2019/30/01 – Delegates from India, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia, Mozambique, Uganda, Niger, Zambia and Rwanda attended the two-day conference.

PUNE will host a joint military exercise of the Indian Army and armies of more than a dozen African nations in March. The focus of the exercise will be humanitarian mine action and peacekeeping operations. Continuer à lire … « India/Africa – Pune to host Indian Army’s joint exercise with African counterparts in March #Niger »