Mali – Estonia likely to double number of Mali troops

05/09/2019 – Estonia’s contingent in a French-led anti-terrorist operation in the West African country of Mali is set to double, Baltic News Service reports. The move comes as part of a wider strategy of increasing Estonian military participation in various international operations and missions.

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Israel’s diplomatic thrust into Africa spearheaded by military training

2019/03/07 – TV report says IDF commandos are teaching local forces krav maga, urban combat and hostage rescue in a dozen African nations.

Israel Defense Forces commandos are reportedly training local forces in more than a dozen African nations, part of a broad strategy by Israel to boost its diplomatic ties in the continent. Continuer à lire … « Israel’s diplomatic thrust into Africa spearheaded by military training »

How Russia is growing its strategic influence in Africa

2019/06/02. Much has been made about China’s role and profile in Africa and the factors underlying its activities on the continent. Less debated is the spread and depth of Russia’s contemporary presence and profile in Africa.

There was a strong Russian influence in Africa during the heyday of the Soviet Union. The post-independence governments of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Benin at some point all received diplomatic or military support from the Soviet Union. Continuer à lire … « How Russia is growing its strategic influence in Africa »

Libya and Turkey to activate military cooperation

2018/05/11 – Turkey’s defense minister on Monday held meetings with Libyan officials in the capital Tripoli.

According to a Defense Ministry statement, Hulusi Akar met at the Prime Ministry with officials including Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of Libya’s Presidential Council, and chaired meetings between the delegations. Continuer à lire … « Libya and Turkey to activate military cooperation »

Sudan, Russia discuss military cooperation

2018/29/10 – Sudanese Army’s Chief of General Staff Kamal Abdel-Marouf and Russia’s deputy chief of staff, Admiral Igor Osipov, have discussed military cooperation between the two countries.Abdel-Marouf on Sunday met with the visiting Russian Admiral in the presence of Sudan’s chief of staff of the naval forces, Maj. Gen. Abdallah al-Matari al-Faradi besides the military attachés in Moscow and Khartoum. Continuer à lire … « Sudan, Russia discuss military cooperation »

Italian Foreign Minister calls for active role of Russia and US in Palermo Conference

2018/28/10 – Italian Foreign Minister, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, said that his country depends on the active participation of Russia and the United States in the Palermo Conference to be held next November on the Libyan crisis. Continuer à lire … « Italian Foreign Minister calls for active role of Russia and US in Palermo Conference »

Russia/Africa – Aid to African states should go beyond military cooperation, Russian diplomat says

2018/12/11 – African countries are still facing a number of serious problems now, which is why it is necessary for the global community to go beyond military cooperation in providing assistance to them, Russian Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said, addressing the Dialogue of Civilizations forum on Saturday. Continuer à lire … « Russia/Africa – Aid to African states should go beyond military cooperation, Russian diplomat says »