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” »

Mali / Saudi Arabia – Dr. Al-Rabee’ah Meets Commander of #G5Sahel Cross-Border Joint Force

2018/06/06 – Advisor at the Royal Court, Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabee’ah met here today with the Commander of G5 Sahel Cross-Border Joint Force General Didier Dacko. Continuer à lire … « Mali / Saudi Arabia – Dr. Al-Rabee’ah Meets Commander of #G5Sahel Cross-Border Joint Force »

Algeria, Mauritania to open first border crossing

2018/05/22 – President Abdelaziz Bouteflika approves plan to open first border crossing linking North African neighbors.

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has approved a plan to open the first border crossing between Algeria and Mauritania following an agreement signed between the two countries last year. Continuer à lire … « Algeria, Mauritania to open first border crossing »