Cross-border arms trafficking inflames northern Kenya’s conflicto (by Duncan E Omondi Gumba and Guyo Chepe Turi)

 

18/11/2019 – After decades of conflict, war-hardened civilians in Marsabit County are arguably better armed than security forces.

Arms trafficking and cattle rustling are driving local conflict in Kenya’s northern border county of Marsabit. Scores have been killed in the politically motivated ethnic conflict this year alone. In the latest flare-up on 25 August, 12 people died in attacks on two villages in Marsabit’s Forolle settlement along the Kenya-Ethiopia border. Continuer à lire … « Cross-border arms trafficking inflames northern Kenya’s conflicto (by Duncan E Omondi Gumba and Guyo Chepe Turi) »

China to deepen security cooperation with Africa: FM

2019/09/01 – China is desirous to enhance its cooperation with Africa in the areas of peace building and security, the visiting foreign minister said in Ethiopia of East Africa on Friday.

A dialogue for security will be launched between China and Africa, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Continuer à lire … « China to deepen security cooperation with Africa: FM »

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 »

Opinion: Angela Merkel in Africa — A transparent tour

2018/09/02 – Thanks to her migration policy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is a popular figure in Africa. But her tour to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria was primarily for her voters back home, says Claus Stäcker. Continuer à lire … « Opinion: Angela Merkel in Africa — A transparent tour »

UK / Africa – May’s Pledge to Become G7’s Biggest Investor in Africa ‘Big Ask’ – Economist (Opinion)

2018/08/29 – Theresa May has announced plans to boost Britain’s investment in Africa after Brexit, during her first trip to the continent as prime minister. Sputnik spoke to Sub-Saharan African political and economic analyst, Aly-Khan Satchu, about overseas investment in the continent. Continuer à lire … « UK / Africa – May’s Pledge to Become G7’s Biggest Investor in Africa ‘Big Ask’ – Economist (Opinion) »

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 »

Chad/Sudan – Al-Bashir, Deby vow to promote cross-border relations

The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby have pledged to remove all obstacles hindering cross-border relations between the two countries.

On Wednesday, the two leaders attended the closing session of the Sudanese-Chadian border development conference in West Darfur capital, El-Geniena. Continuer à lire … « Chad/Sudan – Al-Bashir, Deby vow to promote cross-border relations »