21/01/2020 – Canada and Sudan have agreed to upgrade diplomatic relations and boost bilateral cooperation after the popular uprising that toppled down the former regime of Omer al-Bashir.The announcement was made in Ottawa and Khartoum as Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rob Oliphant, was in the Sudanese capital to meet with the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok. Continuer à lire … « Canada and Sudan elevate diplomatic representation to the Ambassadorial level »
2019/03/07 – Trudeau is accused of pressuring his attorney general to interfere in criminal case of a company over possible political concerns.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is embroiled in a major political scandal that’s already tarnished his progressive image and could derail his premiership ahead of the October federal election. Continuer à lire … « Libya – The major scandal engulfing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, explained »
2019/20/02 – Canada is facing renewed pressure to keep its military helicopters in Mali until a relief force of Romanian aircraft arrives in October.
Last week, members of the all-party House of Commons defence committee heard the appeals directly from a senior United Nations representative and government officials in the troubled west African country. Continuer à lire … « Canada/Mali : Commons committee hears UN appeal to extend Mali mission »
2019/02/01 – anada’s top military commander says once-a-week C-130J Hercules aircraft support missions for United Nations peacekeeping forces in Africa will begin soon.
But in a year-end interview with the CBC’s Murray Brewster., Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of Canada’s defence staff, did not say exactly when those missions would begin. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Canada to deploy Hercules in Africa support missions »
2018/15/11 – The Trudeau government is reportedly resisting a United Nations request to extend Canada’s peacekeeping mission in Mali so medical evacuations can continue while replacements for Canada’s personnel arrive. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Canada resisting UN request to extend Mali mission: Sources »
2018/06/10 – When Canadian Forces arrive at the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali this summer, soldiers will be entering one of the most dangerous conflict zones in the world.
But the new UN secretary general is trying to downplay the safety and security threats Canadians will face once they land on the ground. Continuer à lire … « Mali /Canada – UN secretary general says Canadian peacekeepers entering Mali ‘war zone’ but downplays risks »
The Trudeau government is keeping the door open to sending more helicopters to Mali to ensure the Canadian Forces can provide round-the-clock medical evacuations in what is expected to be a harsh operating environment.
Canada is preparing to send two Chinook transport helicopters and four armed Griffon escorts to the African nation this summer as part of a commitment to support the UN mission there. Continuer à lire … « Mali /Canada – Federal government open to sending more military helicopters to Mali »
2018/04/26 – As details remain scarce around Canada’s prospective deployment to a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, Conservatives are asking the Liberal government for a formal debate and vote in the House of Commons. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Canada – With details of Canada’s deployment to Mali still murky, Conservatives demand House of Commons vote »
2018/04/16 – The head of the Francophonie, former Canadian governor general Michaelle Jean, thanked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday for joining the peacekeeping mission in Mali, which is reeling after yet another deadly attack by Islamic militants. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Canada – Justin Trudeau discusses Mali peacekeeping mission with Michaelle Jean »
2018/03/29 – When news first emerged that four American special operators and five Nigeriens had been killed in a deadly ambush on the 4th of October 2017, it catapulted the hitherto, little-known United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) presence in Niger into the limelight. Almost immediately, Senators were poring back over the documents they had been briefed on concerning United States (U.S.) combat operations in the region. Many of them admitted they had not been aware of the scale or nature of the US presence in Niger. Some commentators suggested they should have been paying more attention. Lora Lumpe and Jacob Marx of the Open Society Foundation stated, “Either the Pentagon has not been informing Congress, or it is sending updates…but nobody is reading them.” Continuer à lire … « Niger – Special Forces Opacity: Dangers for the U.K. »