Russia is suspected of deploying troops to Libya, but what’s Moscow’s play in this muddy conflict?

2018/11/10 – Russian and Western media outlets say Moscow has been deploying troops to Libya for the past several months, reportedly to bolster one group in the country’s civil war. Russia is apparently filling a vacuum: the U.S. has effectively abandoned its efforts to intervene in the situation, and European nations are more concerned with stemming the flow of immigrants from Africa than resolving the conflict. Meduza takes a look at who’s fighting whom in Libya, and what Russia’s interests are in this messy conflict. Continuer à lire … « Russia is suspected of deploying troops to Libya, but what’s Moscow’s play in this muddy conflict? »

Mali – Une cinquantaine de Casques bleus belges en partance pour le Mali

2018/07/10 – Le gouvernement a donné vendredi son feu vert à l’envoi d’un peloton renforcé (une cinquantaine de militaires) au Mali pour renforcer une unité de reconnaissance allemande déployée au sein de la Mission de l’ONU dans ce pays, a indiqué le ministère de la Défense. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Une cinquantaine de Casques bleus belges en partance pour le Mali »

Mali – U.S. to keep supporting French military effort in Mali: Pentagon chief

2018/04/10 – The United States will continue to support French-led military efforts in Mali against militants and there is no intention to reduce the level of assistance, U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis said on Tuesday.“We have no intention of cutting back one bit on that support,” Mattis said during a press conference with his French counterpart in Paris.

“We will maintain the intelligence support, our logistic support and we fully embrace the French mission there as do a number of our other allies,” Mattis said.

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Media: New Russian private military company may be behind killing of Russian journalists in Central Africa

2018/02/10 – The highly publicized murder of Russian investigative journalists in the Central African Republic may be directly connected to the recently founded Patriot private military company (PMC) which operates in the country,reported the Dozhd TV channel, citing its own sources in the Russian Defense Ministry, a mercenary from the Patriot PMC, and an veteran intelligence officer acquainted with a Patriot fighter. Continuer à lire … « Media: New Russian private military company may be behind killing of Russian journalists in Central Africa »

Chad army kills two civilians near Libyan border: sources

2018/09/16 – Chadian army helicopters killed two civilians in bombing runs over a gold mining town along the Libyan border, where government forces have clashed with a fledgling rebel movement, a family member of the victims and an intelligence official said. Continuer à lire … « Chad army kills two civilians near Libyan border: sources »

Russia/Sudan – Russian, Sudanese security chiefs discuss war on terror (06/09)

2018/09/11 – Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and Director of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service Salah Abdallah Saleh discussed anti-terror fight at talks in Moscow on Thursday. Continuer à lire … « Russia/Sudan – Russian, Sudanese security chiefs discuss war on terror (06/09) »

Wagner in the C.A.R: who blesses the Russian mercenaries in Africa?

2018/08/29 – On 27 July 2018, three Russian journalists – Orkhan Dzhemal, Aleksandr Rastorguyev, and Kirill Radchenko – arrived in the Central African Republic. They were in country to film a documentary about the shadowy Russian private military firm the Wagner Group for the Information Control Center, an initiative bankrolled by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovskiy. Continuer à lire … « Wagner in the C.A.R: who blesses the Russian mercenaries in Africa? »