12/09/2019 – The plans, which are still in the early stages according to diplomats, are the first major diplomatic push since eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar launched in April an offensive to take the capital Tripoli, held by the internationally recognized government of Premier Fayez al-Serraj. Continuer à lire … « Germany aims to host Libya conference to stabilize oil producer »
11/09/2019 – Germany will do its part to avoid a proxy war in Libya, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, warning that the situation in the north African country risked destabilising the whole of Africa.“In Libya, a situation is developing that can take on similar dimensions to what we have seen in Syria .. and it’s imperative we do everything we can to make sure this does not escalate into a proxy war and Germany will play its part,” Merkel told the Bundestag lower house.
“The whole of the African region will be destabilised if Libya is not stabilised,” she added.
Sahel-Elite | Image: Photo prise le 11 septembre 2019/REUTERS/Axel Schmidt
2019/05/09 – The German Bundestag, or lower house of parliament, voted overwhelmingly to extend three army missions in Africa for another year on Thursday. The army, known as the Bundeswehr, is currently engaged in one UN and one EU mission in Mali and another EU mission in Somalia. Continuer à lire … « German parliament extends army’s Africa missions #Niger #Mali »
2018/28/11 – German Ambassador to Libya, Oliver Owcza, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, Sultan Hajiyev, signed Sunday an agreement by which Germany will contribute 1.3 million euros to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and UNDP Policing and Security Joint Project. Continuer à lire … « Germany contributes 1.3 million euros to support Rule of Law and Security in Libya »
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has called for greater commitment from the Malian government to ensure peace. So far so good, but that’s not enough, says Daniel Pelz. Continuer à lire … « Mali / Opinion: German troops in Mali – time for plain talk »
2018/12/11 – The German defense minister has called Niger a strategic partner « in the fight against terrorism, organized crime and illegal migration. » Nearly 900 German troops are deployed in the Sahel region, including 40 in Niger. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Germany opens new military camp in Niger »
2018/08/11 – Saudi Arabia has made a $1-billion bid for a broad partnership with South African State-owned defence group Denel that would include the acquisition of a minority stake in a joint venture with Germany’s Rheinmetall, a source familiar with the offer said.Currently heavily dependent on imports, Saudi Arabia, the world’s third-largest defence spender, is seeking partnerships to develop its own domestic defence industry with the goal of localising half of its military spending by 2030. Continuer à lire … « Saudi Arabia makes $1bn bid for partnership with South African defence group Denel #Defence #Germany »