Mozambican govt begs Zim for military rescue

07/08/2020 – The Mozambican government, battling an Islamist insurgency which has cost more than 1 000 lives, has abandoned the idea of seeking military intervention from the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) and now prefers a bilateral arrangement with Zimbabwe, it has emerged. Continuer à lire … « Mozambican govt begs Zim for military rescue »

Egypt, Greece sign maritime deal to counter Libya-Turkey one

07/08/2020 –  Egypt and Greece on Thursday signed a maritime deal that sets the sea boundary between the two countries and demarcates an exclusive economic zone for oil and gas drilling rights. Continuer à lire … « Egypt, Greece sign maritime deal to counter Libya-Turkey one »

Erdoğan: Turkey’s intelligence organization has been a game-changer in Libya

27/07/2020 – President and ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chair Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke at the opening ceremony of a new service building of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) in İstanbul yesterday (July 26).

« Turkish Intelligence Organization conducts works on areas of cryptology, cyber, satellite, and signal intelligence all around the world, » he said and added, « It is not coincidence that MIT is one of the first institutions targeted during the historic struggle our country is exerting for a while. » Continuer à lire … « Erdoğan: Turkey’s intelligence organization has been a game-changer in Libya »

Egypt’s strong military message to Turkey, Tunisia

23/07/2020 – The drums of war on the Libyan-Egyptian border are not beating in the way we are familiar with. Their echo is resonating everywhere in the world. Although not conventional, these drums of war are growing louder and louder.
Last month, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi warned of the readiness of his country’s army to intervene both within and outside its borders, in a clear reference to the conflict in neighboring Libya. By saber-rattling on Egypt’s western border with Libya, El-Sisi wanted to send clear and strong messages to all: The Egyptian forces are ready to enter any confrontation, and with any party, in order to protect Egypt’s national security. Continuer à lire … « Egypt’s strong military message to Turkey, Tunisia »

Egypt approves sending armed forces to fight outside western borders

21/07/2020 – Egypt’s parliament on Monday approved deploying the armed forces to combat militias outside the western borders.

A closed-doors session was held to discuss an important topic, according to what House of Representatives Speaker Ali Abdelaal announced after the morning session ended. Continuer à lire … « Egypt approves sending armed forces to fight outside western borders »

Rwanda peacekeepers committed to protecting civilians in CAR despite attack

17/07/2020 – Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) peacekeepers remain committed to the task of protecting civilians within the mandate of the UN mission in the Central African Republic, and other peacekeeping missions under which Rwandan troops serve. Continuer à lire … « Rwanda peacekeepers committed to protecting civilians in CAR despite attack »

Why Erdogan needs Russian presence in Libya?

17/07/2020 – Ankara supports the Government of National Accord, led by Fayez as-Sarraj, that controls the west of Libya, and Cairo supports the House of Representatives, which, in turn, controls the east of the country, and backs Libyan National Army / Khalifa Haftar.

The Sirte-El-Jufra axis became, on the one hand, the border of this division to the east and west, on the other, a red line potentially capable of causing a military clash between Turkey and Egypt… And Germany, which organized the Berlin Conference, insists on so that the Sirte-El Jufra axis becomes a « demilitarized zone ». It is clear that this will mean the acceptance of the de facto partition of Libya. Continuer à lire … « Why Erdogan needs Russian presence in Libya? »

Libya army spots arrival of Egyptian weapons for Haftar

15/07/2020 – Haftar says his forces were preparing for ‘major battle’ near Sirte, al-Jufra.

The Libyan army said Wednesday it has spotted the dispatch of military supplies from Egypt to the city of Tobruk in northeastern Libya. Continuer à lire … « Libya army spots arrival of Egyptian weapons for Haftar »

Russia, Wagner Group complicating Libyan ceasefire efforts (AFRICOM)

15/07/2020 – Verified photographic evidence shows indiscriminately placed booby-traps and minefields around the outskirts of Tripoli down to the Sirte since mid-June.

Africa Command (AFRICOM) has clear evidence that Russian employed, state-sponsored Wagner Group laid landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in and around Tripoli, further violating the United Nations arms embargo and endangering the lives of innocent Libyans. Verified photographic evidence shows indiscriminately placed booby-traps and minefields around the outskirts of Tripoli down to the Sirte since mid-June. These weapons are assessed to have been introduced into Libya by the Wagner Group. Continuer à lire … « Russia, Wagner Group complicating Libyan ceasefire efforts (AFRICOM) »

UNSMIL discusses Security Sector Reform and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration with Libya’s Tripoli government

13/07/2020 UNSMIL reported yesterday that it had held a virtual meeting on Saturday (11 Jult) with the Interior Ministry of Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tripoli on Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR). The meeting included UNSMIL Acting head Stephanie Williams and Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha. Continuer à lire … « UNSMIL discusses Security Sector Reform and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration with Libya’s Tripoli government »