Libya and the UK discuss fostering security cooperation

16/10/2019 – The Minister of Interior, Fathi Bashagha has discussed with the Chargé d’Affaires of the British Embassy in Libya, Nicholas Hopton training of security service personnel of the ministry.

The meeting reviewed prospects for cooperation between Libya’s Interior Ministry and its British counterpart, in addition to other security topics related to the fight against terrorism, organized crime, and illegal immigration, according to the ministry’s Information Office.

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China and Africa Hold the Dialogue on the Implementation of China-Africa Peace and Security Initiative

2019/14/02 – On February 6, 2019, the Dialogue on the Implementation of China-Africa Peace and Security Initiative was held in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. The Dialogue was jointly hosted by the co-chairs of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) China and Senegal as well as the African Union (AU) Commission. Chairman of the Chinese Follow-up Committee of the FOCAC and Assistant Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodong, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad Mame Baba Cissé of Senegal and AU Commissioner for Political Affairs Minata Samate Cessouma attended the Dialogue and delivered keynote speeches. 23 African Foreign Ministers and representatives from member states of the AU Peace and Security Council and the Group of Five for the Sahel (the G5 Sahel) also attended and addressed the meeting. Continuer à lire … « China and Africa Hold the Dialogue on the Implementation of China-Africa Peace and Security Initiative »

China to deepen security cooperation with Africa: FM

2019/09/01 – China is desirous to enhance its cooperation with Africa in the areas of peace building and security, the visiting foreign minister said in Ethiopia of East Africa on Friday.

A dialogue for security will be launched between China and Africa, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Continuer à lire … « China to deepen security cooperation with Africa: FM »

Tunisia accepts delivery of last of eight Black Hawks #USArmy

2018/04/12 – U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) completed a foreign military sales (FMS) case to deliver eight UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to partner country Tunisia this summer.

The Black Hawks will provide Tunisia with cargo/personnel transport, medical evacuation and combat operations capabilities. The case value is more than $338 million. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, awarded the contract. Continuer à lire … « Tunisia accepts delivery of last of eight Black Hawks #USArmy »

Chad said to condition resumed ties with Israel on ‘extensive’ weapons sales

2018/02/12 – The president of Chad has presented Israel with a laundry list of demands, including significant arms sales, as a condition for renewing ties, according to a report Wednesday.

Idriss Déby’s visit to Israel this week was hailed as a historic opening between Jerusalem and the majority-Muslim African nation, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu planning a reciprocal trip in the near future to officially re-establish ties. Continuer à lire … « Chad said to condition resumed ties with Israel on ‘extensive’ weapons sales »

Boko Haram: Nigeria appeals for earlier delivery of Tucano aircraft by U.S. firm

2018/08/29 – The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Sadique Abubakar, has appealed to the manufacturers of the A-29 Super Tucano Attack Aircraft, to expedite action on its  delivery  to Nigeria.

Mr Abubakar said this when Taco Gilbert, the Senior Vice – President of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), manufacturer of the aircraft, visited him in Abuja. Continuer à lire … « Boko Haram: Nigeria appeals for earlier delivery of Tucano aircraft by U.S. firm »

Africa / Military – Chinese Defense minister meets with African guests

2018/07/11 – The first China-Africa Defense and Security Forum hosted by China’s Ministry of National Defense concluded in Beijing on Tuesday. Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe met with 49 African delegates that attended the forum in Beijing on Tuesday morning. Continuer à lire … « Africa / Military – Chinese Defense minister meets with African guests »