Russia/CAR – Russian Intrigue in the Heart of Africa #military

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 »

Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger sign border protection agreement

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.
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Foreign mercenaries in new scramble for Africa and the #Sahel

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 »

Niger/Sudan – Niger sends Sudanese refugees back to Libya (Exclusive IRIN)

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) »

Chad – President Idriss Deby Itno announced in Ndjamena a general amnesty for all Chadians involved in rebel movements or working as mercenaries

2018/05/07 – “I proclaim a general amnesty for all Chadians who, for one reason or another, have left their country, those who became mercenaries and those who fought us, among others,” President Deby said, after signing a decree for the country’s new constitution. Continuer à lire … « Chad – President Idriss Deby Itno announced in Ndjamena a general amnesty for all Chadians involved in rebel movements or working as mercenaries »