2018/04/10 – Abu Dhabi’s envoys are located throughout Africa, not to spread peace, love, or happiness – as promoted by the UAE to be a part of its external policies – but in search of mercenaries from Arab tribes to be recruited to fight in the Yemen war as Emirati soldiers. Continuer à lire … « Abu Dhabi recruits mercenaries from Arab tribes of Chad and Niger to fight in Yemeni war »
2018/02/10 – The highly publicized murder of Russian investigative journalists in the Central African Republic may be directly connected to the recently founded Patriot private military company (PMC) which operates in the country,reported the Dozhd TV channel, citing its own sources in the Russian Defense Ministry, a mercenary from the Patriot PMC, and an veteran intelligence officer acquainted with a Patriot fighter. Continuer à lire … « Media: New Russian private military company may be behind killing of Russian journalists in Central Africa »
2018/08/29 – On 27 July 2018, three Russian journalists – Orkhan Dzhemal, Aleksandr Rastorguyev, and Kirill Radchenko – arrived in the Central African Republic. They were in country to film a documentary about the shadowy Russian private military firm the Wagner Group for the Information Control Center, an initiative bankrolled by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovskiy. Continuer à lire … « Wagner in the C.A.R: who blesses the Russian mercenaries in Africa? »
2018/08/05 – The fact of murdering three Russian journalists in the Central African Republic (CAR) may have serious political repercussions both for the authorities in Bangui and Russia’s interests in the country. The journalists were investigating a Russian private military company; disclosing some information would harm mercenaries from the Wagner Group as well as they would possibly hit the policy implemented by the Kremlin in Africa. Continuer à lire … « Russia/CAR – Russian Intrigue in the Heart of Africa #military »
2018/06/04 – The Foreign Ministry in the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) said a quadripartite agreement to control and monitor borders among Libya, Sudan, Chad and Niger has been signed in Ndjamena.
Continuer à lire … « Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger sign border protection agreement »
2018/05/25 – Private military firms from the US, Russia, France and the UK, among others, are moving in to provide ‘solutions’ for national governments.
They guard mines, train the bodyguards of African presidents and provide security support to UN operations. And increasingly, behind every foreign soldier in the Sahel today, you will find a private military contractor. Continuer à lire … « Foreign mercenaries in new scramble for Africa and the #Sahel »
2018/05/11 – Niger has deported at least 132 Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers back to Libya, drawing criticism that it is flouting international law by sending them back to dangerous and inhumane conditions from which they recently escaped. Continuer à lire … « Niger/Sudan – Niger sends Sudanese refugees back to Libya (Exclusive IRIN) »