Mali/Norway to provide NOK 30 million for school meals in Mali (Mopti)

18/09/2019 – Funding from Norway will be used to provide nutritious school meals to some 55 000 children in conflict-torn Mali. ‘Malnourished children have problems learning, no matter how good the teaching is. If children are given school meals, their parents are more likely to send them to school. This in turn helps to promote stability in a part of the world where it is badly needed,’ said Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein, who visited Mali this week. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Norway to provide NOK 30 million for school meals in Mali (Mopti) »

Nigeria/Niger – No end in sight to Nigeria’s border closures

18/09/2019 – Nigerian border crossings with Benin and Niger remain sealed despite a warning from West Africa’s regional grouping that the the shutdown is harming prosperity. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria/Niger – No end in sight to Nigeria’s border closures »

3 Nigerian governors meet, sign MoU on security with Niger Republic counterpart

10/09/2019 – The governors of Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara States have jointly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Governor of Maradi region in Niger Republic on best approaches to addressing the security challenges in their states. Continuer à lire … « 3 Nigerian governors meet, sign MoU on security with Niger Republic counterpart »

Niger/Nigeria : Govs Decry Proliferation of Arms, Hard Drugs in Nigeria, Niger Republic

10/09/2019 – Three governors from the North Eastern states of Nigeria and a governor from Niger Republic have expressed serious concern over the proliferation of arms, ammunition and hard drugs in the two countries. Continuer à lire … « Niger/Nigeria : Govs Decry Proliferation of Arms, Hard Drugs in Nigeria, Niger Republic »

BOKO HARAM: How politicians, security agents, others turned insurgency into business – Hajia Allamin

24/08/2019 – Hajia Hamsatu Allamin is the Founder and Executive Director of Maiduguri-based Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development. In this chat with Vanguard, the winner of the 2016 Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice’s Women Peacemakers, says the foundation focuses on re-integrating ex-wives of Boko Haram, seeking justice for victims of rape and rehabilitating former child soldiers. Allamin who retired from public service after over 30 years as an educator, says the real Boko Haram insurgents are willing to lay down their arms but corrupt politicians, kidnappers, security agencies, hired assassins; all have turned Boko Haram into a money-making venture. Continuer à lire … « BOKO HARAM: How politicians, security agents, others turned insurgency into business – Hajia Allamin »

Tunisia Could Help Enforce Libya’s Arms Embargo

24/08/2019 – In 2020, when Tunisia begins its two-year term as non-permanent member of the Security Council, the country will have the biggest opportunity to influence international affairs since becoming a democracy in 2011. In response to the appointment, Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui declared “Tunisia will be the voice of Africa and the Arab world…Trying to expedite finding peaceful settlement for some of the pending issues witnessed by our region.” Continuer à lire … « Tunisia Could Help Enforce Libya’s Arms Embargo »

Libya/UAE – Serraj reveals more details of Abu Dhabi Hafter agreement

During his meeting with Mayors of Libya’s western region yesterday, Presidency Council and Government of National Accord head, Faiez Serraj, confirmed the following points agreed upon at the Abu Dhabi meeting with Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Hafter: Continuer à lire … « Libya/UAE – Serraj reveals more details of Abu Dhabi Hafter agreement »