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)

Libya/AFRICOM – Tuareg tribesmen denounce AFRICOM airstrike in southwestern Libya, confirm victims were civilians

2018/04/12 – Members of the Tuareg community gathered in Ubari town in southwestern Libya to condemn in the strongest terms the airstrike conducted by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) near Awaynat town last Thursday, which killed 11 people; AFRICOM claimed they were al-Qaeda militants. Continuer à lire … « Libya/AFRICOM – Tuareg tribesmen denounce AFRICOM airstrike in southwestern Libya, confirm victims were civilians »

Libya’s stability is vital to North Africa and the Mediterranean, Italy’s Defense Minister says

2018/02/12 – The Italian Defense Minister Elisabetta Trenta has stressed that Libya is a priority for the international community because it is one of the main targets of terrorism.

Trenta said, in a training closing event for Libyan coastguards in Italy, that Italy will keep on supporting Libya’s efforts to regain stability and security so that North Africa and the Mediterranean can also be stable. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s stability is vital to North Africa and the Mediterranean, Italy’s Defense Minister says »

Launching of International meeting in Algeria to discuss terrorist threats on the Sahel

2018/28/11- An international meeting with 100 security experts has been launched in Algeria on Tuesday to discuss the terrorist threat in the Sahel and West Africa by studying ways to address the two phenomena of the returning of combatants from the sites of conflict and the funding of terrorism. Continuer à lire … « Launching of International meeting in Algeria to discuss terrorist threats on the Sahel »

Libya / Russia – Haftar meets Russian defence minister in Moscow

2018/09/11 – Russia’s defense minister Sergei Shoigu met with the Libyan commander of the self-styled army Khalifa Haftar in Moscow on Wednesday, Russian media reported.

Shoigu and Haftar discussed the Libyan crisis and the security situation in the Middle East and North Africa, Russian news agencies said, citing a defense ministry statement.

Italy will host an international conference on Libya on Nov. 12 and 13, which Haftar will attend, Italy has said.

Haftar’s office has not confirmed his attendance yet, but said the meeting in Moscow had covered ways to end Libya’s crisis and the fight against terrorism.

Libyan Express / Sahel-Elite Photo : Parts of Haftar’s visit to Russia (Social Media)

Libya – Libyan National Army announces start of military trials for ‘terrorist groups’

2018/08/11 – The self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) has announced the start of military trials in eastern Libya for more than 200 people the armed group accuses of terrorism. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Libyan National Army announces start of military trials for ‘terrorist groups’ »

Sudan/US – Sudanese cabinet approves counter-terrorism agreement with the FBI

2018/05/11 – Sudan’s Council of Ministers on Sunday has endorsed a counter-terrorism agreement signed between the Sudanese Interior Ministry and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).The agreement was introduced to the Council of Ministers’ meeting by the Minister of Cabinet Affairs Ahmed Saad Omer. Continuer à lire … « Sudan/US – Sudanese cabinet approves counter-terrorism agreement with the FBI »