Libya – Al-Sarraj seeks broader cooperation with Africom

2019/18/02 – Chairman of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj discussed on Saturday with General Thomas Waldhauser, Commander of the US Africa Command « AFRICOM », strengthening cooperation and strategic partnership between the two countries.

The meeting held on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference focused on the possibility of increasing and expanding security and military coordination with the Libyan military and security apparatuses, beyond cooperation in the fight against terrorism, and to include support, capacity-building and training programs, according to the PC’s head Press Office.

In this regard, Al-Sarraj called for the preparation of a field training program for special military units with the assistance of AFRICOM.

The Libyan Observer

Sahel-Elite |Photo: Chairman of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj discussed on Saturday with General Thomas Waldhauser, Commander of the US Africa Command « AFRICOM »

Paramount Group in talks to develop Africa’s defense industry

2019/18/02 – South African defense company Paramount Group expects to sign agreements with four African governments this year to set up production facilities in their countries, its chairman said on Sunday.

Paramount, Africa’s largest privately owned defense firm, has established manufacturing capabilities to meet demand from specific domestic markets before, including in India, Jordan, and Kazakhstan. Continuer à lire … « Paramount Group in talks to develop Africa’s defense industry »

Italy/Niger Agreement Made Public Thanks to Freedom of Information Law #Military #Arms

2019/15/02 – The Italian organisations CILD, ASGI and Rete Disarmo have succeeded in their bid to be granted access to the content of an agreement concluded between Italy and Niger, despite opposition from the Italian government.

The three associations held a joint press conference on 6 February after winning their battle to access the content of the agreement. Continuer à lire … « Italy/Niger Agreement Made Public Thanks to Freedom of Information Law #Military #Arms »

Libya – Supreme Commander of Libyan Army appoints an aide to Chief of General Staff.

2019/14/02 – The Presidential Council (PC) has appointed Mohammed Al-Sharif as the new Chief of Staff of the Libyan Army – loyal to the government based in Tripoli.

Al-Sharif’s appointment replaces Abdelrahman Al-Taweel who was named Chief of Staff in September 2017. Al-Taweel was at the time head of the security preparations committee of the PC. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Supreme Commander of Libyan Army appoints an aide to Chief of General Staff. »

NATO provides Intelligence Training to Royal Moroccan Forces

NATO’s Headquarters Allied Air Command sent a Mobile Training Team to Morocco to conduct training with the Royal Moroccan Forces on the subject of Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR).
According to a statement:

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Mali needs comprehensive strategy to prevent violence and human rights abuses, says Independent Expert

2019/13/02 – The human rights situation in Mali is a cause of grave concern as security and humanitarian conditions in central and northern areas continue to worsen, says UN Independent Expert Alioune Tine.

“The combination of violence across communal lines, coupled with the violence of armed extremist group operations, the anti-terrorist operations of the Malian and international defence and security forces, and organized crime create a deep sense of fear and insecurity,” said Mr. Tine presenting a statement at the end of a fact-finding visit. Continuer à lire … « Mali needs comprehensive strategy to prevent violence and human rights abuses, says Independent Expert »

India Follows Chinese Footsteps in Africa With First Multi-Nation Military Drill

2019/10/02 – The 10-day joint exercise named « India-Africa Field Training » will be conducted with a focus on anti-terror operations, humanitarian action, and joint peace operations at the Aundh Military station and College of Military Engineering in Pune, India.

The first ever field exercise between the armed forces of India and African countries have been scheduled for March this year. Twelve African nations, including Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique, and Uganda will join in the 10-day exercise to be hosted in the Indian city of Pune from March 18. Continuer à lire … « India Follows Chinese Footsteps in Africa With First Multi-Nation Military Drill »