China’s President Arrives In Africa To Develop Deeper Military Ties With Continent

2018/07/21 – Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Africa on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties.
His visit comes as the US, the country’s rival in a bitter trade war, shows little interest in the world’s second most populous continent. Continuer à lire … « China’s President Arrives In Africa To Develop Deeper Military Ties With Continent »

Why Djibouti Is the Loser of the Horn of Africa’s New Peace

2018/07/13 – Ethiopians and Eritreans alike are celebrating the breakneck speed of a rapprochement between Addis Ababa and Asmara, two longtime enemies. Closer ties between the two, while not necessarily a done deal, could usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for the Horn of Africa, resuming a thriving trade relationship and granting landlocked Ethiopia access to a new port. Continuer à lire … « Why Djibouti Is the Loser of the Horn of Africa’s New Peace »

Russia, Sudan are discussing naval supply centre, not military base: diplomat

2018/06/10 – Moscow and Khartoum are discussing the establishment of a naval supply centre but not a military base on the Red Sea, said the Russian ambassador to Sudan Vladimir Giltov on Saturday. Continuer à lire … « Russia, Sudan are discussing naval supply centre, not military base: diplomat »

Possible Use of Blinding Laser Weapon Near China’s Djibouti Base Spurs US Warning to Aviators

2018/05/03 – Is China’s Djibouti-based military presence starting to create trouble for the U.S. military? In April, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration reproduced a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) originally issued by the U.S. military warning of “multiple lazing events involving a high power laser” in airspace near China’s new military base. Continuer à lire … « Possible Use of Blinding Laser Weapon Near China’s Djibouti Base Spurs US Warning to Aviators »

Niger – ‘Building a base from nothing’: $110 million U.S. project in Niger will house drones

2018/04/24 – There’s no sign yet of a Green Beans Coffee shop, a staple at some of the military’s austere semipermanent bases around the world that troops have come to know. But give it time.

The U.S. Air Force is nearing completion of a $110 million project in the Saharan desert town of Agadez, Niger, known as Air Base 201. And even the locals seem to think the Americans are going to be around for some time to come. Continuer à lire … « Niger – ‘Building a base from nothing’: $110 million U.S. project in Niger will house drones »

Niger – US Building Huge New Drone Base in Central Niger

The US military is building a new overseas military base in Niger, adding to its existing inventory of more than 800 bases in more than 70 countries, according to a recent to its dispatch from central Niger. Continuer à lire … « Niger – US Building Huge New Drone Base in Central Niger »

Djibouti plans new container terminal to bolster transport hub aspirations #France

ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Djibouti is in talks with French shipping company CMA CGM to develop a new container terminal at an initial cost of $660 million as part of the tiny African country’s bid to expand into a sea and air transport hub for the continent. Continuer à lire … « Djibouti plans new container terminal to bolster transport hub aspirations #France »