UK hails Mauritania role in preserving security of neighbours

2018/16/11- Britain’s Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, on Friday, hailed Mauritania’s role in preserving the security of the G5 Sahel.

Burt made the comments after a discussion with the Mauritanian President, Mohammad Ould Abdel-Aziz, in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, according to Anadolu. He added that the UK is ready to offer its support to Mauritania in preserving this security, in addition to supporting trade and culture. Continuer à lire … « UK hails Mauritania role in preserving security of neighbours »

Mauritania – Anti-terror force in Sahel begins officer training

2018/15/11 – A military school gathering five countries in the Sahel inducted its first officers on Monday into a programme to train future leaders of a joint anti-terror force.

Thirty-five senior officers were inducted into the G5 Sahel Defence Academy, located in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, for an eight-month course, an AFP reporter saw. Continuer à lire … « Mauritania – Anti-terror force in Sahel begins officer training »

Can AU Tackle Security Challenges in the Sahel?

2018/07/11 – African leaders meeting in Mauritania last week pledged to redouble efforts aimed at curtailing and defeating extremist groups on the continent, especially in the Sahel region. Continuer à lire … « Can AU Tackle Security Challenges in the Sahel? »

EU mobilises over €191 million in humanitarian aid for Africa’s Sahel countries #Mali

2018/07/10 – As the Sahel region experiences its worst food and nutrition crisis in five years and continued insecurity, the Commission has announced a humanitarian aid package worth €191.3 million. Continuer à lire … « EU mobilises over €191 million in humanitarian aid for Africa’s Sahel countries #Mali »

2018/06/28 – Fighting ‘pseudo-religious highway terrorism’ in Mali Barkhane bunkers down

2018/06/28 – Senegal’s president Macky Sall believes ‘you won’t settle the problems in the Sahel with flowers.’ He wants reinforcements for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (Minusma), ‘one of the deadliest in the history of UN peacekeeping’ (102 Blue Helmets killed to date). Continuer à lire … « 2018/06/28 – Fighting ‘pseudo-religious highway terrorism’ in Mali Barkhane bunkers down »

Niger – Funds slow to come to anti-jihadist Sahel force, says Niger

2018/06/18 – A joint military force to fight jihadists and organised crime in the Sahel has chalked up successes but promised funding is slow to materialise, the foreign minister of Niger said on Monday. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Funds slow to come to anti-jihadist Sahel force, says Niger »

Mauritania – South Sudan Leaders, Kiir and Machar Set To Meet in Sudan and Mauritania “Soon”

2018/06/17 – South Sudanese warring principles, Kiir and Machar, are set to meet in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum in a few days before heading off to meet on the sideline of African Union Summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Continuer à lire … « Mauritania – South Sudan Leaders, Kiir and Machar Set To Meet in Sudan and Mauritania “Soon” »