Mali – Canada sending police to Mali as part of peacekeeping mission

2018/08/05 – Canada will deploy up to 20 civilian police officers to support both the United Nations peacekeeping mission and the European Union training mission in Mali.
The contribution is in addition to the 250 aircrew and soldiers already assigned to the mission’s military helicopter detachment. Another 10 Canadian soldiers will serve at the UN headquarters in the war-torn west African country. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Canada sending police to Mali as part of peacekeeping mission »

Mali/UK – UK deployment in Mali reaches the next stage #ChinookHelicopters

2018/07/19 – British helicopters have arrived in West Africa as the UK’s support to a key French counter-terrorism operation in Mali reaches its next phase.

Three Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters from RAF Odiham, supported by around 90 British troops, are now on the ground and ready to begin providing logistical and troop movement support to our allies. Continuer à lire … « Mali/UK – UK deployment in Mali reaches the next stage #ChinookHelicopters »

‘Africa does not need even more emigration to Europe’ (Julian Nida-Rümelin / München)

2018/07/17 – Philosopher Julian Nida-Rümelin discusses solidarity, migration and the ethics of a more just world order

In recent weeks, Germany witnessed a heated debate on migration which almost brought down the grand coalition government. While much of the attention focused on a dispute between Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and Chancellor Angela Merkel (who belong to different parties that form a political union), the Social Democrats (SPD) presented their own five-point plan to tackle the migration challenge. Continuer à lire … « ‘Africa does not need even more emigration to Europe’ (Julian Nida-Rümelin / München) »

Niger- Sommet interparlementaire des pays du G5 Sahel à Niamey le mardi 17 juillet

2018/07/17 – Les Cinq Présidents des Assemblées Nationales des pays membres du G5 Sahel – Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger et Tchad- vont se réunir le mardi 17 juillet à Niamey avec la participation d’une délégation de l’Assemblée Nationale française, a-t-on appris auprès de source parlementaire nigérienne.
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Niger – Tajani visit to Niger: we must support and expand Niger’s well-functioning model to reduce irregular migration flows

2018/07/16 – “Niger plays a key role to drastically reduce irregular migrants’ flows to Libya and the EU. My visit to Niamey aims at strengthening our partnership with this country, discussing how the EU can promote investments and make more funds available. I will also meet representatives from the Sahel and Sahara region to discuss how we can expand the Niger migration-management model to other African transit countries,” said European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, ahead of his visit to Niger from 17 to 18 July. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Tajani visit to Niger: we must support and expand Niger’s well-functioning model to reduce irregular migration flows »

EU mobilises over €191 million in humanitarian aid for Africa’s Sahel countries #Mali

2018/07/10 – As the Sahel region experiences its worst food and nutrition crisis in five years and continued insecurity, the Commission has announced a humanitarian aid package worth €191.3 million. Continuer à lire … « EU mobilises over €191 million in humanitarian aid for Africa’s Sahel countries #Mali »

Mali – To build peace we have to ask why people go to war

2018/07/10- A recent spate of extremist attacks in Mali has once again underlined the need to rethink the hard security approach that dominates the response to terrorism in the Sahel.
The end of June saw attacks in Mali on French forces as well as the headquarters of the G5 Sahel Joint Force, a security force made up of five regional countries to combat jihadist insurgents and criminal groups. The attacks overshadowed the African Union (AU) summit in Mauritania, which also hosted French President Emmanuel Macron keen to discuss the region’s burning security problems. Continuer à lire … « Mali – To build peace we have to ask why people go to war »