Nigeria / Insecurity: FG raises alarm over Boko Haram deploying nuclear weapons

23/12/2019 – he Federal Government of Nigeria has raised the alarm over the possibility of Boko Haram deploying chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive attacks in the future. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria / Insecurity: FG raises alarm over Boko Haram deploying nuclear weapons »

The False Choice Between Human Rights and National Security, By Jibrin Ibrahim (Opinion)

2018/09/01 – In his speech at this week’s Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Conference, President Buhari’s controversial argument went thus: “Rule of Law must be subject to the supremacy of the nation’s security and national interest. Our apex court has had cause to adopt a position on this issue in this regard and it is now a matter of judicial recognition that where national security and public interest are threatened or there is a likelihood of their being threatened, the individual rights of those allegedly responsible must take second place, in favour of the greater good of society.” The president was most likely trying to rationalise the repeated decisions of his government to disregard court orders, which is blatant disregard for the rule of law. No democratic state can decide what court orders it would obey or disregard. Continuer à lire … « The False Choice Between Human Rights and National Security, By Jibrin Ibrahim (Opinion) »

Foreign intervention fuels tribal violence in southern Libya: analysts

2018/03/11 – The continuous violence in southern Libya between rival tribes is fuelled by foreign intervention seeking domination in the oil-rich region, analysts said.Ali Mesbah, head of the Higher Council of Fezzan (southern region) tribes, refers to foreign intervention as the most significant factor that contributes to the unrest of southern Libya, particularly the oasis city of Sabha. Continuer à lire … « Foreign intervention fuels tribal violence in southern Libya: analysts »

Top Commander in Africa: U.S. ‘Carefully Monitoring’ Chinese Military Presence in Djibouti

2018/03/08 – The American armed forces are maintaining surveillance over “Chinese encroachment and emergent military presence” in the African country of Djibouti, home to Beijing’s first overseas naval base, the top U.S. commander in the continent told lawmakers. Continuer à lire … « Top Commander in Africa: U.S. ‘Carefully Monitoring’ Chinese Military Presence in Djibouti »

Niger – Senate Democrats seek to limit Trump’s counter-terrorism powers

With questions still looming over the deaths of U.S. troops in Niger, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee faced top Trump administration officials last week in a public hearing and warned of a “global, endless shadow war” against terror groups.

Sen. Ben Cardin’s comments to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were part of the new political battle over President Trump’s authority to target a growing roster of extremists aligned with the Islamic State and al Qaeda across Africa and the Middle East. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Senate Democrats seek to limit Trump’s counter-terrorism powers »