Greek PM says no EU deal on Libya unless Turkey accord scrapped

23/01/2020 – Libya’s internationally recognized prime minister, Fayez al-Serraj, said this week that his country will face a “catastrophic situation” unless foreign powers put pressure on eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar to lift a blockade of oilfields that has cut output to almost zero. Continuer à lire … « Greek PM says no EU deal on Libya unless Turkey accord scrapped »

Chad plans military deployment to Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger tri-border area

21/01/2020 – Chad’s defense minister discussed plans to deploy a battalion of military personnel to the Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger tri-border area with his French and Swedish counterparts on Monday, January 20, according to reports.

France’s Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly arrived in Chad’s capital N’Djamena on Sunday to begin a two-day visit to the Sahel region accompanied by Sweden’s Minister for Defence, Peter Hultqvist, the French ministry said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Chad plans military deployment to Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger tri-border area »

How the Battle for Libya Has Become a Proxy Conflict

20/01/2020 – Since the 2011 NATO-backed revolt in Libya that ended 42 years of rule by strongman Muammar Qaddafi, the oil-rich North African country has been in perpetual turmoil. The latest phase began in April, when military commander Khalifa Haftar and his forces marched on the capital Tripoli determined to unseat the internationally backed government located there. The battle for the city accelerated interventions in Libya by Russia and neighboring countries as they maneuver to shape the future of the OPEC member state. More than 2,000 people have been killed and tens of thousands displaced by the fighting for Tripoli. In January, Russia and Turkey, which opposing factions, pushed the rival sides to accept a ceasefire. Continuer à lire … « How the Battle for Libya Has Become a Proxy Conflict »

Turkish intervention risks Syria scenario for Libya: experts

04/01/2020 – Turkey’s decision to approve the deployment of troops to Libya risks plunging the North African nation deeper into a Syrian-style proxy war between regional powers including Russia, experts warn.

Libya has been mired in conflict since a NATO-backed uprising in 2011 toppled dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with rival administrations in the east and the west battling for supremacy. Continuer à lire … « Turkish intervention risks Syria scenario for Libya: experts »

Libya policy threatens Turkey, Russia alliance

28/12/2019 –  Experts say that the rift between Moscow and Ankara over policy differences in Libya may intensify following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to send troops to Libya at the request of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).The presence of a senior Turkish delegation in Moscow on Monday to meet their Russian counterparts is considered an effort to avert a major bilateral crisis. Continuer à lire … « Libya policy threatens Turkey, Russia alliance »

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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Nuclear Power in Africa? #Uranium #Russia

2018/07/16 – Rosatom—Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation—has recently signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with a number of African nations to build nuclear power plants within their borders. I spoke to David Himbara, a professor of international development and African energy activist, about the likelihood of Rosatom actually building these nuclear plants. Continuer à lire … « Nuclear Power in Africa? #Uranium #Russia »