Saudi Arabia Chairs Ministerial Committee to Counter Israeli Activities in Africa

2019/03/07 – Ahmed Abdulaziz Kattan, Minister of States for African Affairs chaired here today the meeting of Arab Ministerial Committee to Counter Israeli Activities in Africa.
The meeting was held on the sideline of the 151 regular session of the League of Arab States’ Council at foreign ministers level to be held later today.
The committee is chaired by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with member states of Sudan, Libya, Lebanon, Palestine in addition to Dr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the Secretary General of the League of Arab States.

SPA / Sahel-Elite

Launch of Saudi satellite enables communications at ultra-fast speed, allows Saudi Arabia to provide high-specification services to MENA, Europe, Africa, Central Asia

2019/06/02 – The words, “High above the clouds”, written by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, on a Saudi satellite were placed in the orbit with the successful launch of the first Saudi satellite for communications (SGS-1). Continuer à lire … « Launch of Saudi satellite enables communications at ultra-fast speed, allows Saudi Arabia to provide high-specification services to MENA, Europe, Africa, Central Asia »

Saudis maneuver for dominance in Africa

2019/06/02 – Saudi Arabia stumbled to the finish line in 2018. Its war in Yemen got messier. Its reputation was severely damaged by the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Its regional rival Iran solidified its power in Syria. But as the old year gave way to the new, the desert kingdom could count at least one success: the joint naval maneuvers known as Red Wave 1. Continuer à lire … « Saudis maneuver for dominance in Africa »

Saudi Arabia pledges $113m to support Sahel countries #G5Sahel

2018/11/12 – Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for African Affairs Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Kattan announced Friday a donation of $113.7 million to support Sahel countries. Kattan revealed the donation during the opening ceremony of the Coordination Conference of G5 Sahel Partners and Funders for Financing of Priority Investment Programme (PIP) for (2019-2021) in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott.
The G5 Sahel comprises Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad. He said King Salman had ordered the money to support these five countries, adding that half this amount would be allocated to support priority investments in the Sahel.

Arab News / Sahel-Elite Photo: Ahmed Kattan said King Salman had ordered the money to support these five countries. (AFP)

Saudi Arabia announces 100 million euros aid to Sahel nations

2018/07/12 – Saudi Arabia pledged 100 million euros ($113.7 million) to support priority investment programs in Africa’s Sahel region, the state-run Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday evening.Saudi State minister for African Affairs Ahmed Qattan made the announcement at a donors meeting for the five-member Sahel group, held in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, it said.

The other countries making up the Sahel group are Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Niger.

Reuters / Sahel-Elite

Saudi Crown Prince to Visit Mauritania, Algeria

2018/02/12 – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, will kick off on Sunday a visit to each of Mauritania and Algeria as part of his Arab tour. Continuer à lire … « Saudi Crown Prince to Visit Mauritania, Algeria »

Saudi Arabia makes $1bn bid for partnership with South African defence group Denel #Defence #Germany

2018/08/11 – Saudi Arabia has made a $1-billion bid for a broad partnership with South African State-owned defence group Denel that would include the acquisition of a minority stake in a joint venture with Germany’s Rheinmetall, a source familiar with the offer said.Currently heavily dependent on imports, Saudi Arabia, the world’s third-largest defence spender, is seeking partnerships to develop its own domestic defence industry with the goal of localising half of its military spending by 2030. Continuer à lire … « Saudi Arabia makes $1bn bid for partnership with South African defence group Denel #Defence #Germany »