23/07/2020 – On July 26, 2019, by Executive Order 13882, the President declared a national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the situation in Mali.
The situation in Mali, including repeated violations of ceasefire arrangements made pursuant to the 2015 Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali; the expansion of terrorist activities into southern and central Mali; the intensification of drug trafficking and trafficking in persons, human rights abuses, and hostage-taking; and the intensification of attacks against civilians, the Malian defense and security forces, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), and international security presences, continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, the national emergency declared on July 26, 2019, must continue in effect beyond July 26, 2020. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13882 with respect to the situation in Mali.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.
DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
July 23, 2020
Sahel-Elite (Bamako-Mali) – Photo illustration: Donald Trump à la Maison-Blanche, le 22 juillet 2020. Leah Millis / Reuters
2019/15/02 – The Italian organisations CILD, ASGI and Rete Disarmo have succeeded in their bid to be granted access to the content of an agreement concluded between Italy and Niger, despite opposition from the Italian government.
The three associations held a joint press conference on 6 February after winning their battle to access the content of the agreement. Continuer à lire … « Italy/Niger Agreement Made Public Thanks to Freedom of Information Law #Military #Arms »
2018/11/12 – Belarus-Sudan interregional cooperation needs to be taken to a higher level, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko said as he met with Sudan President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir on 11 December, BelTA has learned. Continuer à lire … « Call to expand Belarus-Sudan interregional cooperation »
2018/11/12 – The UAE and Niger on Monday signed a number of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding, MoUs, in Abu Dhabi with the aim of developing bilateral partnerships and co-operation.His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger, were present during the signing and exchanging of the documents of the agreements and MoUs at the Presidential Palace. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, President of Niger attend signing of bilateral agreements »
2018/04/12 – The United Kingdom’s ambassador to Libya, Frank Baker, has stressed the importance of international community and Libyan institutional support for the National Oil Corporation (NOC) as the country’s primary source of income. Continuer à lire … « UK ambassador to Libya urges international community to support NOC »
2018/02/12 – There have been signs of a change in Sudan’s foreign policy in recent years and Sudanese officials have expressed a desire to normalise relations with Israel.
Efforts are under way to establish relations between Israel and Sudan, Israeli media sources reported. There was speculation that, after his visit to Oman in October, the next Arab destination for Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would be Khartoum.The Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation cited sources in Jerusalem saying Netanyahu would visit Sudan soon but did not give a date. “Israeli teams are working on building relations with this African republic,” it said. Continuer à lire … « Will Sudan normalise relations with Israel? »
2018/06/11 – President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with Prince Charles, the new head of the Commonwealth of Nations.
Mr Charles, the heir to the British throne, arrived the forecourt of the office of the president at about 2:20p.m Tuesday.
He was received by Mr Buhari who introduced him to senior government officials at the venue.
After the pleasantries, the two leaders went into a closed-door meeting.
2018/06/11 – The member of the Presidential Council (PC) Abdulsalam Kajman discussed with the Ambassador of Ukraine to Libya Mykola Nahorny the possibility of reopening the Ukrainian Embassy in Tripoli during the coming period, in addition to means to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.
The Ukrainian ambassador requested during the meeting held Sunday at the Prime Minister’s Office, the crediting of the Honorary Consul appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, to look into the interests of Ukrainian nationals in Libya.
The meeting also discussed the issue of the Ukrainian sailors who are serving a sentence of imprisonment in Libya and the possibility of completing the period in their country.
Libya Observer /Sahel-Elite
2018/05/11 – Fahad Mohammed Obaid Al Tafaq, the new UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, has met here with Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, the Nignerian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, to discuss ways of bolstering bilateral ties between the two friendly nations and exchange views on a range of issues of mutual interest.While welcoming the new diplomat, the Nigerian minister affirmed that he would receive every possible assistance to properly discharge his diplomatic duties of enhancing bilateral tries.
In turn, Ambassador Al Tafaq thanked the minister, emphasising his desire to further consolidate ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
2018/04/11 – Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt is preparing for a massive expansion of the country’s diplomatic network, with more than 1,000 extra staff at home and abroad, as part of a review of its global ambitions for the post-Brexit era. The plans include a new embassy in Djibouti. Continuer à lire … « Britain to open embassy in Djibouti in diplomatic shake-up »