21/07/2020 – The United States has handed over 28 armoured vehicles, ten trucks, eight water tankers and other equipment to Chad’s military as part of continued support for its anti-terrorism efforts in the Sahel.
The United States Embassy in Chad said it handed over the vehicles on 3 July. It said the materiel was worth $8.5 million and will go to Chad’s Special Anti-Terrorism Group (SATG), which contributes to the G5 Sahel force comprising Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Mauritania, and Chad. Continuer à lire … « US donates more vehicles and equipment to Chad’s military »
1/07/2020 – Intercommunal violence and persistent attacks by extremists continue to undermine peace and security across West Africa, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the region warned the Security Council in a 9 July videoconference meeting*, as delegates called for sustained engagement with all partners to advance a holistic approach to peace. Continuer à lire … « Situation in West Africa, Sahel ‘Extremely Volatile’ as Terrorists Exploit Ethnic Animosities, Special Representative Warns Security Council »
09/07/2020 – From every indication, it definitely looks as if it’s the populace that wants to determine who should be or not to be ascribed as members of the elite service Chiefs. Their persistent call on every radio Talk Show programs are all indicative or majorly the voice of Jacob but the hand of Esau .
Their voices are voiceferous and could be almost misleadingly convincing. Unfortunately, the officers many want out of their seat are the Chief of Army Staff , Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Air Staff Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar and Chief of Naval Staff Ibok Ekwe Ibas all the above mentioned officers are constitutionally mandated to save guard Nigeria from external aggression. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria – Military new frontiers »
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 »
20/20/2020 – In August, a suicide bomber killed five civilians and a soldier in the same village.
Militants also killed four Chadian villagers and kidnapped four women near Lake Chad earlier this month.
Boko Haram began in Nigeria but its attacks have spread to neighbouring countries. A faction affiliated with the Islamic State group, ISWAP, is particularly active around Lake Chad. Continuer à lire … « Suicide bomber kills nine civilians in western Chad »
- We, the members of the Specialized Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security (STCDSS) of the African Union (AU) met at the 12th Meeting in Cairo, Egypt and considered the Conclusions of the African Chiefs of Defence Staff and Heads of Safety and Security (ACDSS).
- Our meeting was preceded by the 15th Meeting of the ACDSS, held respectively from 18 December 2019, and a Meeting of Experts held from 15 to 17 December 2019.
Continuer à lire … « Africa Union (AU)- Declaration of the 12th Ordinary Meeting of the Specialised Technical Committee on Defence, Safety and Security, Cairo, Egypt 19 December 2019 »
18/11/2019 – A state of emergency, attacks by Boko Haram militants, and rebel incursions are bringing new humanitarian and security concerns to Chad – a landlocked central African nation that shares borders with some of the region’s most unstable countries.
The state of emergency – which covers three provinces – follows an increase in inter-communal clashes in Ouaddai and Sila, in eastern Chad, and fighting between self-defence groups, rebel forces, and the national army around gold mines in the north. Continuer à lire … « Briefing: Problems multiply in Déby’s Chad. ‘Déby feels he is losing control.’ »
22/09/2019 – The troops of the Nigerian Army on Operation Lafiya Dole and of the Multi-National Joint Task Force have shot dead at least seven commanders of the Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad region of Borno State, including the Islamic State trainer and a fighter from Mali. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria / Mali – Boko Haram: Army kills seven commanders, ISIS trainer, Malian »
09/09/2019 – When neither opponent can achieve the upper hand in a game of chess, it’s only a matter of time before a stalemate is declared. In a protracted battle in which no-one enjoys the upper hand, the question is not if but when there will be an impasse. Chess is, of course, a world away from the painful deadlock between states and terror groups characterised by the loss of lives and social upheaval – but it’s a useful analogy. Continuer à lire … « Dialogue does not mean defeat: rethinking Africa’s stance on counter-terrorism »
2018/23/10 – The Sahel region is facing significant security, humanitarian and development challenges. Weak state structures and porous borders have enabled Islamist terrorist groups to gain a foothold in the region. Conflicts are threatening stability in several of the region’s countries and have caused the civilian population enormous suffering. The human cost of people smuggling and irregular migration to Europe through the Sahel is huge. Continuer à lire … « Sahel – Strategy for Norway’s efforts in the Sahel region 2018-2020. Norway is stepping up its efforts in the Sahel »