Niger – Funds slow to come to anti-jihadist Sahel force, says Niger

2018/06/18 – A joint military force to fight jihadists and organised crime in the Sahel has chalked up successes but promised funding is slow to materialise, the foreign minister of Niger said on Monday. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Funds slow to come to anti-jihadist Sahel force, says Niger »

Mali / Sahel – First UK troops arrive in Africa to support France’s Barkhane mission in the Sahel

2018/06/15 – The first troops from a 100-member U.K. contingent to be deployed alongside French counter-terrorism forces in west Africa have arrived in the region, the French military said Thursday.
“The first troops from the British Chinook deployment, which will comprise three heavy transport helicopters and will be deployed in Gao [northern Mali] have arrived,” armed forces spokesman Colonel Patrik Steiger said. Continuer à lire … « Mali / Sahel – First UK troops arrive in Africa to support France’s Barkhane mission in the Sahel »

Mali /UK – Encouraging an integrated approach to address the causes of instability in Mali and the Sahel (Speach)

2018/06/15 – Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on Mali.

Thank you Mr President. And I would like to thank Under Secretary-General Lacroix for his briefing and welcome His Excellency Mr Coulibaly to the Council.
The United Kingdom continues to support MINUSMA. We recognise the challenging circumstances in which its military and civilian personnel operate and we unequivocally condemn the recent attacks against MINUSMA personnel. MINUSMA must receive the tools it needs to protect its personnel adequately. Continuer à lire … « Mali /UK – Encouraging an integrated approach to address the causes of instability in Mali and the Sahel (Speach) »

Mali – Q&A – Excerpts from the daily press briefing (12.06.18)

Q – Since 2015, France has been expounding on the need to implement the Algiers agreements on Mali. How do you explain this lack of political will and why does the presidential election change the equation? Continuer à lire … « Mali – Q&A – Excerpts from the daily press briefing (12.06.18) »

France, China, Others Collaborate with Nigeria Navy in Curbing Maritime Crimes on Gulf of Guinea

2018/06/10 – As part of moves to curb incidences of maritime crimes on the Gulf of Guinea (GOG) waters, especially piracy and sea robbery, the Nigerian Navy (NN) Wednesday launched a collaboration with France, China, Portugal and three other African navies.
The collaboration was the flag off a regional maritime exercise code named Exercise EKU KEGBE, of which 12 Nigerian Navy ships, alongside others from the participating countries were deployed. Continuer à lire … « France, China, Others Collaborate with Nigeria Navy in Curbing Maritime Crimes on Gulf of Guinea »

Togo: Macron favorable à l’alternance mais ne dira pas à Gnassingbé de partir

2018/06/10 – Des togolais de la diaspora ne cessent d’interpeller le président français, Emmanuel Macron au sujet de la crise politique que traverse le Togo depuis bientôt dix (10) mois. Encore sollicité en marge du sommet du G7 qui se déroule à Montréal au Canada, Emmanuel Macron s’est déclaré favorable à une alternance mais aussi à l’organisation des élections pour permettre aux togolais de s’exprimer. Toutefois, le chef de l’Etat français ne demandera pas à Faure Gnassingbé de quitter le pouvoir parce que respectant la souveraineté du Togo. Continuer à lire … « Togo: Macron favorable à l’alternance mais ne dira pas à Gnassingbé de partir »

Tchad – La France et le Tchad renforcent leur partenariat en matière de développement durable

2018/06/10 – Nicolas Hulot, ministre d’État, ministre de la transition écologique et solidaire s’est entretenu avec Sidick Abdelkérim Haggar, ministre de l’Environnement, de l’Eau et de la Pêche du Tchad. L’annonce a été faite par un communiqué rendu public le 05 juin 2018. Continuer à lire … « Tchad – La France et le Tchad renforcent leur partenariat en matière de développement durable »