Niger/US – After deadly Niger ambush, US military in Africa says changes made to protect troops

2018/08/05 – The U.S. military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the U.S. Africa Command said Monday.
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Canada / Tunisia – Double agent won’t be in danger if deported to Tunisia, court told #Israel

2018/07/12 – A former double agent for Israel and Iraq won’t be in danger if he’s deported to Tunisia because no one would remember his “distant past” and the current regime has made efforts to address the use of torture against detainees, the Federal Court has heard.
“I’m not here to say things in Tunisia are wonderful. I’m not going to convince the court otherwise,” government lawyer Judy Michaely said Wednesday at a Toronto appeal hearing of Ottawa’s decision that Hussein Ali Sumaida’s life is not at risk if returned to Tunisia. Continuer à lire … « Canada / Tunisia – Double agent won’t be in danger if deported to Tunisia, court told #Israel »

Germany to approve €1b deal to lease Israeli UAVs #Mali #Military #Israel

2018/06/13 – The IAI-made UAVs are likely to carry munitions and carry out attacks in the German army’s theaters of operations in Mali and Pakistan. Continuer à lire … « Germany to approve €1b deal to lease Israeli UAVs #Mali #Military #Israel »

5,342 terrorism suspects in 5 intelligence prisons #Chad #Sudan #Morocco

2018/05/13 – There are 5,342 terror suspects from 41 countries currently being detained in five intelligence prisons in Riyadh, Jeddah, Buraidah, Abha and Dammam, according to the Presidency of the State Security.

The presidency said 71 suspects belonging to 11 different nationalities were detained during the past two weeks. Continuer à lire … « 5,342 terrorism suspects in 5 intelligence prisons #Chad #Sudan #Morocco »

Mali/Niger – Military investigating if two Marines played role in Green Beret’s death

2018/05/11 – The military is investigating whether two special forces Marines played a role in the choking death of a Green Beret in Mali last year and the possible cover up of how it occurred, according to five U.S. defense officials.
Two Navy SEALs from the famed SEAL Team 6 are already under investigation for their involvement in the strangling death of Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar during the predawn hours of June 4, 2017. Melgar, 34, died in embassy housing he shared with other service members in Bamako, capital of the West African nation. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Niger – Military investigating if two Marines played role in Green Beret’s death »

Mali – Insufficient Funds: Sweden Drops Largest African Intel Unit, UN Commitment

2018/04/26 – Despite the deteriorating situation in the African nation of Mali, the Swedish contingent of about 250 soldiers, which is part of a major UN mission and was intended to continue until at least 2022, will be closed down next year due to insufficient funding. The initiative’s annual cost has been estimated at about $105 million.
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Sudan, Chad and Niger armies discuss border security #Mali

2018/04/23 – Military chiefs of staff from Chad, Niger and Sudan held a consultations meeting in Khartoum on border security following the increase of transnational crimes in the sub-Saharan region.Took part in the meeting Lt. Gen. Kamal Abdel-Marouf Chief of the General Staff of the Sudan Armed Forces, Lt Gen. Ahmed Mohamed Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Niger, and Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Saeed Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Chad. Continuer à lire … « Sudan, Chad and Niger armies discuss border security #Mali »