US/Niger -Democratic senator presses Pompeo on US forces in Niger

2018/05/22 – Sen. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wants answers from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the presence of US troops in Niger after four American service members were killed during an ambush by ISIS fighters there in October.
CNN has obtained a copy of the letter Menendez sent Tuesday to Pompeo inquiring about US policy and objectives in Niger as President Donald Trump’s top diplomat prepares to brief the entire committee on the issue this week. Continuer à lire … « US/Niger -Democratic senator presses Pompeo on US forces in Niger »

Diplomacy in a crisis region: Germany is supporting the stabilisation forum for Lake Chad #Niger

2018/05/15 – For eight years, the Islamist Boko Haram group has been terrorising the population: over 30,000 people have been killed and two million men, women and children displaced. Continuer à lire … « Diplomacy in a crisis region: Germany is supporting the stabilisation forum for Lake Chad #Niger »

Canada announces funding for humanitarian assistance in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria

2018/04/11 – On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Matt DeCourcey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced over $27 million in funding to humanitarian partners to support people in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.  Continuer à lire … « Canada announces funding for humanitarian assistance in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria »

Military bases in UAE foreign policy (Opinion) #Libya #Turkey

2018/03/18 – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been one of the leading countries in the Middle East in terms of aggressive foreign policy. This activism is easily observed in Abu Dhabi’s response to the revolutionary uprisings in the Arab world. The UAE has supported the Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi regime in Egypt; it has become an active player in Libyan politics and played a great role in Yemen’s civil war. Continuer à lire … « Military bases in UAE foreign policy (Opinion) #Libya #Turkey »

Niger – Army expects to conclude Niger ambush investigation in January 2018

The U.S. Army has notified the family members of the four U.S. soldier killed in the ambush last month in Niger that the investigation of the incident will likely conclude in January 2018.

Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier, U.S. Africa Command’s chief of staff, is spearheading the investigation team, which will be traveling to areas in the U.S., Africa, and Europe to gather information, according to a statement from the Pentagon on Wednesday. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Army expects to conclude Niger ambush investigation in January 2018 »