Libya’s stability is vital to North Africa and the Mediterranean, Italy’s Defense Minister says

2018/02/12 – The Italian Defense Minister Elisabetta Trenta has stressed that Libya is a priority for the international community because it is one of the main targets of terrorism.

Trenta said, in a training closing event for Libyan coastguards in Italy, that Italy will keep on supporting Libya’s efforts to regain stability and security so that North Africa and the Mediterranean can also be stable. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s stability is vital to North Africa and the Mediterranean, Italy’s Defense Minister says »

OFID signs loan agreements of $80 million with Benin, Niger and China

2018/23/10 – OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – has signed public sector loan agreements totaling more than $80 million.

The agreements were signed by OFID Director-General Suleiman J Al-Herbish and ministers from the beneficiary countries. Continuer à lire … « OFID signs loan agreements of $80 million with Benin, Niger and China »

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 »

How far can Europe push back its borders? The case of France in Niger

2018/05/22 – Migration control is now “high politics” in Europe and a priority for the EU. For example, on May 2, 2018, the European Commission proposed that the budget for the management of external borders, migration and asylum – set at 13 billion euros for the period 2014-2020 – be raised to 34.9 billion euros. Continuer à lire … « How far can Europe push back its borders? The case of France in Niger »