2018/05/07 – A militia in Mali claims it found the vehicle used by four American soldiers killed in an ambush by Islamist militants in neighboring Niger last fall. The discovery indicates how fighters linked to the Islamic State likely traveled between the two countries. Continuer à lire … « Mali ripe territory for ISIS, local militias — and they often clash »
2018/05/07 – Libya’s Interior Ministry completed on Saturday the preparation of a joint security and military plan to secure the capital Tripoli, a few days after the deadly Islamic State (IS) suicide attack on the Libyan Higher Commission of Elections. Continuer à lire … « Joint security-military plan to secure Libya’s Tripoli »
2018/03/15 – Legalising migrants can boost economic growth, improve international relations and prevent radicalisation.
Algeria and Morocco have for the past decade been important transit and stopover countries for migrants moving to Europe. Many also stop to seek informal work in Algeria’s $548.3 billion hydrocarbon economy and Morocco’s $257.3 billion diversified economy. Continuer à lire … « Algeria and Morocco’s Migrant Policies Could Prevent Violent Extremism »
2018/03/11 – The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
Secretary Tillerson met with Djiboutian President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh in Djibouti on March 9 to affirm the United States’ commitment to our broad partnership with the Government of Djibouti as it addresses regional political, development, and security challenges. The Secretary thanked President Guelleh for continued security cooperation, which promotes the common economic and security interests of the people of Djibouti and the United States. The Secretary also encouraged President Guelleh and Djibouti to further efforts to make Djibouti a more attractive destination for foreign investment. Continuer à lire … « US/Djibouti : What US Secretary of State Tillerson discussed with Djibouti Gov »
2018/03/08 – The American armed forces are maintaining surveillance over “Chinese encroachment and emergent military presence” in the African country of Djibouti, home to Beijing’s first overseas naval base, the top U.S. commander in the continent told lawmakers. Continuer à lire … « Top Commander in Africa: U.S. ‘Carefully Monitoring’ Chinese Military Presence in Djibouti »