26/08/2020 – US company Apogee-SSU is training Cessna 208B Caravan crews of the Cameroonian, Nigerien and Chadian air forces under a United States government contract.
The US Department of State recently renewed the company’s training contract, Africa Intelligence reports, and Apogee-SSU said on its website it has openings in Africa performing services for the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of African Affairs. This requirement is for the full-time services of three Technical Advisors to train selected aviation personnel in Cameroon, Chad and Niger on Cessna 208B aircraft and respective mission equipment, such as Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) and/or Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC), so that partner nation aviation personnel are self-sufficient in the operations and maintenance tasks of Caravan aircraft. Continuer à lire … « USA – Apogee-SSU to continue training west African pilots #Chad #Niger »
14/07/2020 – NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme has launched “PROMEDEUS”, a new project which will further enhance Mauritania’s crisis management system. It builds on the achievements of two previous projects that established a crisis management centre in Nouakchott and four regional operational coordination centres. The new project aims to support the development of Mauritania’s operational capabilities and emergencies management in the fields of public health and civil protection. Continuer à lire … « Mauritania | NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Programme supports Mauritania to deal with crisis management »
08/07/2020 – Canada’s Chilean Metals signed a C$4.5 million funding term sheet for the creation of a joint venture vehicle with Australia’s Aura Energy (ASX: AEE, AIM: AURA) for its gold, base and battery metal tenements in Mauritania. Continuer à lire … « Canadian, Australian miners join forces in Mauritania »
Dr. Mustapha Faty, a doctor of legal sciences and professor at the University of Nouakchott Al Aasriya, has said Morocco is “an essential actor” in the stabilization of the Sahel.
The 14th episode of “Sahara Debate,” an online talk show that aims to shed light on the territorial dispute in southern Morocco, featured the Mauritanian expert on July 7. Faty researches security and stability in the Maghreb and the Sahel. Continuer à lire … « Mauritanian Expert: Morocco Plays ‘Essential’ Role in Sahel Stabilization »
03/07/2020 – The Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ghazwani, called for putting the solution to the Libyan crisis among the priorities of the Sahel coalition, because its repercussions directly affect the African Sahel countries. « Al-Ghazwani » called in a speech during a summit between the African Sahel states and France that the solution to the Libyan crisis should be among the priorities of the Sahel Support Coalition, stressing that it is the reason for the deterioration of security in the Sahel because it leads to the growth of extremist groups in the Sahel countries. Continuer à lire … « The Mauritanian President: The Libyan crisis has serious and direct implications for the African Sahel states »
01/07/2020 – International and regional powers agreed at talks on Tuesday to intensify a military campaign against Islamist militants in the West African Sahel region, with French President Emmanuel Macron saying victory over the jihadists was within grasp. Continuer à lire … « Sahel summit agrees need to intensify campaign against jihadists »
28/06/2020 – Mauritania’s security reforms, including training, enhanced mobility, Special Forces, prudent procurement, and community engagement have strengthened its capability to confront violent extremist groups.
Violent extremism continues to be one of the most significant challenges to peace and security in the Sahel. Militant Islamist groups have shown remarkable staying power despite their military rout in northern Mali in 2013 following the deployment of French-led Operation Serval (now Operation Barkhane). Indeed, violent extremist groups in the Sahel have grown in number, size, and lethality—now concentrated in central Mali, northeastern Burkina Faso, and western Niger. Continuer à lire … « Keeping Terrorism at Bay in Mauritania »
28/06/2020 – Canadian mining firm Kinross Gold has signed an agreement with the Government of Mauritania, which according to the company will enhance the partnership of both the parties involved in the Tasiast gold mine. Continuer à lire … « Canadian miner Kinross reaches agreement with Mauritania government »
25/03/2020 – Dans un communiqué rendu public ce mardi 24 Mars 2020 et dont une copie est parvenue à l’Agence Mauritanienne d’Information (AMI), le ministère de l’Intérieur et de la Décentralisation a annoncé la fermeture de la frontière entre notre pays et la République du Mali. Cette mesure a été décidée en commun accord par les deux présidents des deux pays. Continuer à lire … « Mauritanie/Mali – Fermeture de la frontière entre les deux pays »
02/01/2020- The Council of Saudi Chambers will organize the Saudi-Mauritanian Business Meeting which will be attended by Chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers Dr. Sami bin Abdullah Al-Obeidi and President of the Mauritanian National Employers’ Union Mohamed Zain El-Abidine.
The meeting will address investment opportunities available in Mauritania.