Egypt / Mali – Egypt’s military production minister discusses military cooperation with Malian army chief of staff

2018/04/12 – Military Production Minister Mohamed El-Assar held talks with Mali’s army chief of staff Brigadier General M’Bemba Moussa Keïta on Tuesday, on the margins of Egypt’s first defence expo, EDEX 2018.

El-Assar asserted that EDEX – which opened on Monday and will close on Wednesday – is meant to review vistas of cooperation with friendly states, especially in Africa. Continuer à lire … « Egypt / Mali – Egypt’s military production minister discusses military cooperation with Malian army chief of staff »

Sudan says to soon form joint border forces with Libya, Egypt and Eritrea

2018/12/11 – The Sudanese Minister of Defence Awad Ibn Ouf said arrangements are underway to establish joint border protection forces with Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia. Continuer à lire … « Sudan says to soon form joint border forces with Libya, Egypt and Eritrea »

Dubai to host ‘Africa Investment Conference’

2018/05/11 – On Wednesday, the fifth « Africa Investment Conference » will be held at the Four Seasons Resort in Dubai.The two-day conference, which will be hosted by the African Legal Network, aims to promote investments in Africa and encourage discussions on critical issues facing the continent, and is expected to attract more than 400 representatives and will include speakers from many companies, government departments and research centres. Continuer à lire … « Dubai to host ‘Africa Investment Conference’ »

Specter of jihadism continues to haunt Maghreb

2018/12/11 – The jihadist threat is not new to the Maghreb. However, the fallout of the 2011 Arab uprisings has fundamentally altered the political and security environment of North African countries. While states such as Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia witnessed an increase in deaths from jihadist attacks, others like Algeria and Morocco experienced a reduced impact. Despite differences, the threats are persistent and numerous, including local jihadi cells that range from the already settled to the residual to those burgeoning into external groups that operate in the Sahel, such as the well-established al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The mutual lack of trust and cooperation in counterterrorism and security among Maghreb countries further complicates countering such threats. Put together, the region’s security could become even more precarious, and the fight against jihadism might be a long one. Continuer à lire … « Specter of jihadism continues to haunt Maghreb »

Libya – Tobruk-based Parliament Denies French Initiative to Resolve Libyan Crisis

2018/05/21 – Libya’s Tobruk-based parliament denied on Sunday the existence of a new French initiative aimed at resolving the country’s crisis. Official parliamentary spokesman Abdullah Balihak described as baseless reports that said that the parliament had received such an initiative. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Tobruk-based Parliament Denies French Initiative to Resolve Libyan Crisis »

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 »

Mauritanie – L’Ecole de Guerre du Sahel sera lancée en Octobre à Nouakchott

2018/05/03 – 31 officiers supérieurs inaugurent dès le mois d’octobre 2018, la toute première école de guerre baptisée Collège de Défense du G5 sahel (CDG5S) basée à Nouakchott en Mauritanie. Continuer à lire … « Mauritanie – L’Ecole de Guerre du Sahel sera lancée en Octobre à Nouakchott »