14/07/2020 – Over recent months the bloody insurgency in the northern Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado has taken an unprecedented maritime turn. If it worsens, it could have profound socio-economic and security implications for southern Africa.
The Islamic State-inspired Ahlu-Sunnah Wal Jama’at (Al-Sunnah) has been attacking Cabo Delgado inhabitants since 2017, killing over 1,000 people to date. Al-Sunnah has launched frequent attacks on coastal villages, and used coordinated landward and amphibious attacks when it recaptured the coastal town of Mocímboa da Praia in June. This showed the insurgents that attacking from the sea was a viable option, as the risk of being intercepted by Mozambique’s maritime security actors is low. Continuer à lire … « Maritime security can help resolve the Mozambique insurgency (By Timothy Walker) »
04/07/2020 – Northern Mozambique has been in the grip of a jihadist insurgency since 2017, with the violence having reportedly already killed more than 1,000 people there. Continuer à lire … « Why South Africa’s Military May ‘Somehow Get Involved’ in Situation in Northern Mozambique »
12/04/2020 – Chad’s government said on Sunday that its army would continue to participate in regional taskforces targeting jihadist groups, as well as the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali, following President Idriss Deby’s suggestion it might withdraw its troops. Continuer à lire … « Chad’s army says it will continue joint operations against jihadists »
13/10/2019 – Nigeria Army said the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have captured 10 senior commanders of the Boko Haram insurgency group.
Army spokesman Aminu Iliyasu in a statement said the arrest of the insurgents was part of the Nigeria Army’s heightened level of fight against terrorism. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria Army ‘captures’ 10 Boko Haram commanders »
13/10/2019 – One of the deadliest militant attacks in the seven-year Islamist insurgency in Mali has stoked fresh anger over the government’s failure to halt jihadist raids, months after protests forced the prime minister to resign. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Worst Jihadist Attack in Years Stokes Anger Over Mali’s Response »
11/10/2019 – Thousands of Nigerian hunters, armed with charmed amulets and intimate knowledge of harsh terrain, are preparing an offensive against the Boko Haram extremists who have ravaged the northeast for a decade, calling it « high time » they help soldiers end the deadly insurgency.Nigeria’s government discouraged a similar offensive five years ago, calling it a suicide mission. This time it has the backing of the governor of Borno state, which has suffered the worst of the Boko Haram attacks. Continuer à lire … « Thousands of Nigerian hunters prepare to chase Boko Haram »
11/10/2019 – The major factor that hinders the Nigerian army from defeating Boko Haram is the lack of an “army aviation,” the man who heads the army’s operations against the terror group said. Continuer à lire … « Why Nigerian Army has not defeated Boko Haram – Theatre Commander »
2018/21/12 – Mali announced it will be sending reinforcements to the northern Timbuktu region and will create a new border guard corps amid growing concerns about security.
A total of 350 police officers, paramilitary gendarmes and soldiers will be deployed, Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga told reporters in Bamako on Saturday, December 15, after he returned from a visit to the area, AFP reported. Continuer à lire … « Mali to create border guard corps, send reinforcements to Timbuktu region »
2018/11/10- The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has appealed to the public to always furnish the force with useful information to boost intelligence gathering in the fight against Boko Haram.
Brig.-Gen. John Agim, the Acting Director of Information, Defence Headquarters Abuja, made the appeal on Thursday in Calabar during a two-day capacity building workshop for Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria – We need information to combat insurgency –Defence Headquarters »
2018/09/25 – The federal government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Republic of Niger on how to curtail Boko Haram terrorists. The agreement was reached yesterday when the nation’s minister of defence Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali visited the President of Niger Muhammadu Issoufou at Presidential Palace Niamey. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria, Niger Sign MoU To Tackle Boko Haram »