Libya – Libyan National Army announces start of military trials for ‘terrorist groups’

2018/08/11 – The self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) has announced the start of military trials in eastern Libya for more than 200 people the armed group accuses of terrorism. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Libyan National Army announces start of military trials for ‘terrorist groups’ »

Dubai to host ‘Africa Investment Conference’

2018/05/11 – On Wednesday, the fifth « Africa Investment Conference » will be held at the Four Seasons Resort in Dubai.The two-day conference, which will be hosted by the African Legal Network, aims to promote investments in Africa and encourage discussions on critical issues facing the continent, and is expected to attract more than 400 representatives and will include speakers from many companies, government departments and research centres. Continuer à lire … « Dubai to host ‘Africa Investment Conference’ »

Russia/Africa -Defense official slams double standards for making terrorism ‘lucrative global business’

2018/28/10 – A defense official says Russia doesn’t negotiate with terrorists it destroys them in battle.

The politics of double standards used by some countries helped turn modern terrorism into a global-scale profitable business, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Colonel General Alexander Fomin said at a plenary session of the Beijing Xiangshan Forum on security on Thursday. Continuer à lire … « Russia/Africa -Defense official slams double standards for making terrorism ‘lucrative global business’ »

Satellite/Africa – COMSAT and Avanti sign seven-year master distribution agreement

2018/08/29 – COMSAT, satellite connectivity provider to the US DoD, has announced a seven-year master distribution agreement (MDA) with London-listed Avanti Communications plc (AVN.L)

COMSAT will benefit from the Avanti advanced satellite fleet and particularly from the Hylas 4 satellite. Continuer à lire … « Satellite/Africa – COMSAT and Avanti sign seven-year master distribution agreement »

Niger – Senate Democrats seek to limit Trump’s counter-terrorism powers

With questions still looming over the deaths of U.S. troops in Niger, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee faced top Trump administration officials last week in a public hearing and warned of a “global, endless shadow war” against terror groups.

Sen. Ben Cardin’s comments to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were part of the new political battle over President Trump’s authority to target a growing roster of extremists aligned with the Islamic State and al Qaeda across Africa and the Middle East. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Senate Democrats seek to limit Trump’s counter-terrorism powers »