Gambia – Army spokesperson debunks arrest at State House

2018/16/11 – The Spokesperson of The Gambia Armed Forces, Omar Bojang, has strongly denied reports on social media that some soldiers were recently arrested at State House over some security matters. Continuer à lire … « Gambia – Army spokesperson debunks arrest at State House »

Mali – Mali Mission has ‘no prospect of immediate success,’ says Operation Medusa commander

2018/15/11- The man who led Canada’s troops in Afghanistan said the Canadian peacekeeping mission in Mali has “no prospect of immediate success.”“The political overtones and what’s going on in this country and this mission are ugly,” retired major-general David Fraser told CTV’s Power Play host Don Martin on Monday. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Mali Mission has ‘no prospect of immediate success,’ says Operation Medusa commander »

Russia is suspected of deploying troops to Libya, but what’s Moscow’s play in this muddy conflict?

2018/11/10 – Russian and Western media outlets say Moscow has been deploying troops to Libya for the past several months, reportedly to bolster one group in the country’s civil war. Russia is apparently filling a vacuum: the U.S. has effectively abandoned its efforts to intervene in the situation, and European nations are more concerned with stemming the flow of immigrants from Africa than resolving the conflict. Meduza takes a look at who’s fighting whom in Libya, and what Russia’s interests are in this messy conflict. Continuer à lire … « Russia is suspected of deploying troops to Libya, but what’s Moscow’s play in this muddy conflict? »

UK/Mali – Royal Air Force C-17 aircraft arrives in Mali for the first time

2018/11/10 – A Royal Air Force C17 transport aircraft has arrived at Gao airfield in Mali for the first time.  The flight was to deliver supplies to the RAF Chinook Detachment currently deployed supporting French operations there. Continuer à lire … « UK/Mali – Royal Air Force C-17 aircraft arrives in Mali for the first time »

UN: Mali’s Security In Sharp Decline As Canadian Troops Begin Peacekeeping Effort

2018/11/10 – In a sobering new report, the head of the United Nations says the security situation in Mali has sharply deteriorated over the past three months even as demand for more food aid and other humanitarian assistance has skyrocketed.The assessment by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres coincides with the presence of Canadian peacekeepers in Mali, and suggests the country is in many ways worse off now than when they first arrived in June. Continuer à lire … « UN: Mali’s Security In Sharp Decline As Canadian Troops Begin Peacekeeping Effort »

Mali/Estonia – Estonian soldiers teaching Africans to fish

2018/11/10 – Major Ivo Peets has been serving with the EU training mission in Mali (EUTM) for six weeks. Peets, who has served with the Kalev Infantry Battalion for several years, concentrated on developing a more effective conscripts’ training cycle to make the best of time spent in compulsory military service and produce capable reservists in Estonia. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Estonia – Estonian soldiers teaching Africans to fish »

Libya’s eastern forces apprehend Egyptian Al-Qaeda-affiliate in Derna

2018/08/10 – The self-styled army in eastern Libya led by Khalifa Haftar has arrested an Egyptian former military officer accused of being behind a string of high-profile attacks in Egypt, according to the announcement made by Haftar’s forces spokesperson Ahmed Al-Mismari.

The Egyptian man named Hesham Ashmawi was arrested on Sunday in Libya’s eastern city of Derna – located some 300 kilometres west of the Egyptian border with Libya – Al-Mesmari said on Monday. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s eastern forces apprehend Egyptian Al-Qaeda-affiliate in Derna »