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 »

Why the Sahel Must Build Local Economies to Address Regional Security #Mali

2018/05/15 – In the middle of the night a group of Islamist extremists attacked the small town of Banamba, Mali, looting the town bank and freeing prisoners. It was not only money the town lost that November night 2016. The attack closed the town’s only bank, severing an economic lifeline between Banamba and the rest of the Malian economy, leaving local businesses and already vulnerable groups to face an even less certain future. Continuer à lire … « Why the Sahel Must Build Local Economies to Address Regional Security #Mali »

Full Sahel anti-jihadist force set to deploy: minister #G5Sahel #Niger

2018/05/13 – A new five-nation force is ready to deploy to fight jihadists in the Sahel region of northwestern Africa, Niger’s defence minister said on Sunday.
The G5 Sahel counter-terrorist force aims to fight armed extremist groups that have carried out deadly attacks across the region. Continuer à lire … « Full Sahel anti-jihadist force set to deploy: minister #G5Sahel #Niger »

G5 Sahel force ready to launch operations, Niger’s defense minister says

2018/05/13 – The G5 Sahel force is ready to deploy to fight armed extremist groups in the Sahel region of northwestern Africa, Niger’s defense minister said on Sunday, just days after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the G5 countries to accelerate deployment.
Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger agreed last year to set up the 5,000-strong G5 Sahel joint counter-terrorism force that aims to train 5,000 troops to work alongside French troops and U.N. peacekeepers. Continuer à lire … « G5 Sahel force ready to launch operations, Niger’s defense minister says »