Tunisia has taken back more than 1,000 terror suspects since 2011

2019/21/02 – More than 1,000 “terrorists” have returned from conflict zones to Tunisia, according to one of the country’s top security officials.

Mokhtar Ben Nasr, head the national counterterrorism commission, said the figure accounts for the number of jihadi suspects who have come back since 2011, according to Mosaique FM radio. Continuer à lire … « Tunisia has taken back more than 1,000 terror suspects since 2011 »

Sahel: UN official underlines human rights role in fighting terrorism, warns of threat posed by private militias

2019/01/24 – Senior UN human rights official, Andrew Gilmour, has welcomed the commitment of countries of the Sahel to protect the rights of civilians as they confront terrorism, and warned of the dangers posed by the growing number of ethnic-based private militias.

At the end of a nine-day visit to the region, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights said he was encouraged by the willingness of Sahel countries to adhere to international human rights and humanitarian law standards in their ongoing fight against terrorism. Continuer à lire … « Sahel: UN official underlines human rights role in fighting terrorism, warns of threat posed by private militias »

EU to establish new HQ in Libya and Tunisia for border governance and security reform

2019/09/01 – The European Union (EU) have chosen Tripoli and Tunisia as the HQ of the governing board for borders and reform of security services in Libya.

Tunisie-telegraph website reported Monday that the EU will launch the operation in January with a budget of more than 61 million euros, to continue until January 2020.

The operation aims to train 38 Libyan security elements with the participation of 15 countries under the supervision of Italy, according to the Tunisian site.

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Niger – Foreign and defence ministers of Libya’s neighbours to meet in Niamey on security issues

2018/11/12 – Foreign and defence ministers of Libya’s neighbouring countries will hold a meeting in the Nigerian capital Niamey next Friday, to discuss the security of common borders.

According to sources, the meeting will consider the joint agreement on securing borders, signed last May, between Sudan, Libya, Niger, and Chad, as well as combating organized and transnational crime in the Sahel.

The Sudanese capital, Khartoum has hosted last week, a ministerial meeting of Libyan neighbours, attended by UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame, and with the participation of the Arab League, the European Union, and the African Union, as well as France and Italy.

Libya Observer / Sahel-Elite Photo: Ghassan Salame, the UN secretary general’s special representative for Libya (AFP)

Mali – The European Union mobilises an extra €50 million for structural reforms in Mali #G5Sahel

2018/07/12 – The European Union is stepping up cooperation with Mali and the implementation of structural reforms to improve security, governance and access to basic services in the country.

Continuer à lire … « Mali – The European Union mobilises an extra €50 million for structural reforms in Mali #G5Sahel »

Algeria is using Mauritania to accelerate influence across Africa

2018/29/11 – Algeria’s growing interest in Mauritania reached a point of no return when the two countries officially opened their territorial borders early this year. The promising step paves the road to greater military and, most importantly, economic cooperation. Continuer à lire … « Algeria is using Mauritania to accelerate influence across Africa »

Mali / Opinion: German troops in Mali – time for plain talk

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has called for greater commitment from the Malian government to ensure peace. So far so good, but that’s not enough, says Daniel Pelz. Continuer à lire … « Mali / Opinion: German troops in Mali – time for plain talk »