Sri Lankan ‘war criminals’ deployed as UN peacekeepers #Mali

2018/07/21 – The UN has been sending alleged war criminals to act as peacekeepers in conflict zones, a confidential report claims.
The document, seen by the Observer, and sent to the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations last month, claims that senior Sri Lankan officers accused of war crimes have been deployed to UN operations in Mali, Lebanon, Darfur and South Sudan. Continuer à lire … « Sri Lankan ‘war criminals’ deployed as UN peacekeepers #Mali »

Military and security companies profit from European policies exporting border control overseas #Libya #NorthAfrica

2018/05/28 – This is probably part of the intention of the European Commission… not only to outsource migration control to other countries but to put its obvious consequences for human lives out of sight. Continuer à lire … « Military and security companies profit from European policies exporting border control overseas #Libya #NorthAfrica »

Mauritania defence minister calls not to involve military in politics

2018/05/02 – Mauritanian Defence Minister, Jallow Mamadou Bhatia, has called on politicians not to involve the armed and security forces in political debate.

The minister made the remarks during a press conference held on Sunday evening in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott alongside Chairman of the ruling Union for the Republic Party, Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Mohamed Lemine. Continuer à lire … « Mauritania defence minister calls not to involve military in politics »

Niger – US counterterror fight in Africa also turns to local police

2018/04/28 – Under the watchful eyes of U.S. authorities, an elite group of local police officers in Niger’s capital slipped into a home, rescued a « hostage, » detained an « extremist » and pretended to kill another.

The police training in one of Africa’s most remote, impoverished countries is crucial as extremists linked to the Islamic State group and al-Qaida carry out increasingly bold attacks in West Africa’s vast Sahel region. In October, four U.S. soldiers and five Nigeriens were killed in an ambush claimed by Islamic State group-linked fighters in rural Niger. Continuer à lire … « Niger – US counterterror fight in Africa also turns to local police »

Niger – G5 Police Workshop in Niamey

2018/04/11 – The goal of the three day workshop, under the Nigerien tenure of the presidency of the G5 Sahel, is to regionally support police forces from the G5 countries to discover how to improve synergies and cooperation. The G5 police workshop includes representatives of internal security forces from all the G5 countries, as well as top members of all three Nigerien Internal Security forces, the police, gendarmerie, and the national guard. Continuer à lire … « Niger – G5 Police Workshop in Niamey »

Mali/US – Marine Raider receives Silver Star for actions during terror attack in Mali

2018/04/09 – A Marine Raider was awarded the Silver Star Friday for heroic actions that led to the rescue of dozens of hostages during the infamous November 2015 terrorist attack on the Raddison Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali. Continuer à lire … « Mali/US – Marine Raider receives Silver Star for actions during terror attack in Mali »