Mali/Estonia – Estonian soldiers teaching Africans to fish

2018/11/10 – Major Ivo Peets has been serving with the EU training mission in Mali (EUTM) for six weeks. Peets, who has served with the Kalev Infantry Battalion for several years, concentrated on developing a more effective conscripts’ training cycle to make the best of time spent in compulsory military service and produce capable reservists in Estonia. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Estonia – Estonian soldiers teaching Africans to fish »

Algeria must stop arbitrary expulsion of West African migrants in desert: UN migration rights expert

2018/11/10 – The appeal for help from the international community from UN Special Rapporteur on migration Felipe González Morales, follows his official visit to Niger; a hub for those looking to leave in search of new opportunities, for decades. Continuer à lire … « Algeria must stop arbitrary expulsion of West African migrants in desert: UN migration rights expert »

UK/Africa – Why British PM Theresa May isolated Uganda on Africa visit (Opinion/Harold Kaija )

2018/02/10 – The British PM Theresa May was in Africa to cultivate economic partnerships with Africa in what she called “Shared Prosperity.” This is ahead of the UK’s Exit from the European Union. Premier May visited Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. Her visit was followed shortly by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. Again, business and economic partnerships were high on the agenda. Continuer à lire … « UK/Africa – Why British PM Theresa May isolated Uganda on Africa visit (Opinion/Harold Kaija ) »

Norway intensifies efforts in the Sahel region #Mali #Niger

2018/09/10 – The Sahel region is facing significant security, humanitarian and development challenges. Weak state structures and porous borders have enabled Islamist terrorist groups to gain a foothold in the region. Conflicts are threatening stability in several of the region’s countries and have caused the civilian population enormous suffering. The human cost of people smuggling and irregular migration to Europe through the Sahel is huge.  Continuer à lire … « Norway intensifies efforts in the Sahel region #Mali #Niger »

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 »

Lake Chad region – UN, others discuss ways of ending Boko Haram crisis

2018/09/01 – The UN has said that it would provide assistance to no fewer than 6.1 million people affected by the Boko Haram crisis in North-east Nigeria by the end of 2018.

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Edward Kallon, stated this at a conference in New York tagged ‘Strengthening the Humanitarian and Development Partnership in the Lake Chad Region’. Continuer à lire … « Lake Chad region – UN, others discuss ways of ending Boko Haram crisis »

UK’s PM May to make 3-nation visit to Africa this week

2018/08/27 – Prime Minister Theresa May will make a three-nation visit to Africa this week, aimed at boosting post-Brexit trade ties. This will be her first trip to the continent since becoming British leader in 2016. May, joined by several ministers and 29 business representatives from various industries, will visit South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya during the three-day trip, Downing Street said Monday. She will be the first British prime minister to set foot in Kenya since Margaret Thatcher in 1988, AFP said. “As we prepare to leave the European Union, now is the time for the UK to deepen and strengthen its global partnerships,” May said in a statement.

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