Italian FM Meets Libya’s Haftar in Benghazi

2018/09/11 – Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi held talks in Libya on Monday with Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar.

The meeting in Benghazi was aimed at strengthening bilateral ties, said the ministry.

The two men « had a long and cordial conversation which relaunched close relations with Italy, in a climate of consolidated trust, » the foreign ministry said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Italian FM Meets Libya’s Haftar in Benghazi »

The Security Briefing: Libya, Lebanon, and Italy’s new defense minister

As part of this GRI series, Nicolò Donà dalle Rose dissects major conflicts around the world and provides reflections on potential future developments. This issue focuses on the appointment of Italy’s new Minister of Defense and its impact on Italian involvement in Libya and Lebanon, as well as Italy’s broader foreign policy stance. Continuer à lire … « The Security Briefing: Libya, Lebanon, and Italy’s new defense minister »

20 years of Russian Default, A Plan to Seize “Superprofits,” What Russia Is Doing in Africa

2018/08/25 – Last weekend marked the 20th anniversary of one of the key events that shaped Russian modern history—the 1998 financial crisis and the government’s default. Another major discussion in the Russian political discourse this week revolved around a proposal by Putin’s economic aide to “seize” over 500 billion rubles from industrial companies to relieve the country’s tax burden. Finally, Russian experts try to explain the Kremlin’s expansion into Africa.

Continuer à lire … « 20 years of Russian Default, A Plan to Seize “Superprofits,” What Russia Is Doing in Africa »

Mali – Security Council Press Statement on Mali

2018/08/25 – The members of the Security Council welcomed the publication of the final results of the presidential elections in Mali.

The members of the Security Council congratulated the people and Government of Mali for the generally peaceful conduct of the 29 July 2018 and 12 August 2018 elections, despite challenging security conditions and limited reports of violence in some areas. They commended the Malian authorities for the preparation, conduct and conclusion of these elections, within the constitutional framework. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Security Council Press Statement on Mali »

Sudan’s al-Bashir to visit China in September

2018/06/10 – The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has received an invitation from the Chinese President Xi Jinping to attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit in Beijing in September 2018. Continuer à lire … « Sudan’s al-Bashir to visit China in September »

Military and security companies profit from European policies exporting border control overseas #Libya #NorthAfrica

2018/05/28 – This is probably part of the intention of the European Commission… not only to outsource migration control to other countries but to put its obvious consequences for human lives out of sight. Continuer à lire … « Military and security companies profit from European policies exporting border control overseas #Libya #NorthAfrica »

U.S. congressmen back Taiwan after loss of Burkina Faso

2018/05/25 – Multiple U.S. congressmen took to social media on Thursday to express their concern and support for Taiwan after it lost another diplomatic ally, most likely because of China’s influence. Continuer à lire … « U.S. congressmen back Taiwan after loss of Burkina Faso »