EU extends military mission in the Sahel

23/03/2020 – The EU has increased its military operation in the Sahel, and extended its mission to train the Malian Armed Forces.

The European Council on Monday said the mission would provide military assistance to the G5 Sahel Joint Force, which comprises troops from Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger. Continuer à lire … « EU extends military mission in the Sahel »

King Salman Receives Phone Call From Niger’s President

04/01/2020- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received on Thursday a phone call from President Mahamadou Issoufou of the Republic of Niger.

During the telephone conversation, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques expressed the Kingdom’s condemnation of the terrorist acts that took place in Niger. Continuer à lire … « King Salman Receives Phone Call From Niger’s President »

US agency warns of threat to Kenyan airspace

03/01/2020 – The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned American air carriers to “exercise caution” when flying over Kenyan airspace, citing possible attacks by extremists.
In an advisory directed to civilian airliners and all operators of US-registered aircraft issued last week, the agency said: “Those persons are advised to exercise caution when flying into, out of, within, or over the territory and airspace of Kenya East of 40 degrees East longitude at altitudes below fl260 due to the possibility of extremist/militant activity.” Continuer à lire … « US agency warns of threat to Kenyan airspace »

ISWAP conduct, thoughts & ideology not representative of Islam, Shehu Sani says

28/12/2019 – Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna central during the last National Assembly, has reacted to the killing of some innocent Nigerians including Muslims and Christians by members of the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) fighters. Continuer à lire … « ISWAP conduct, thoughts & ideology not representative of Islam, Shehu Sani says »

Burkina Faso in mourning after double jihadist attacks

26/12/2019 – Burkina Faso was in mourning Wednesday after jihadists killed 35 civilians, almost all of them women, in double attacks in the north in one of the deadliest assaults in nearly five years of violence in the West African country. Continuer à lire … « Burkina Faso in mourning after double jihadist attacks »

Nigeria / Insecurity: FG raises alarm over Boko Haram deploying nuclear weapons

23/12/2019 – he Federal Government of Nigeria has raised the alarm over the possibility of Boko Haram deploying chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive attacks in the future. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria / Insecurity: FG raises alarm over Boko Haram deploying nuclear weapons »

Mali crisis talks end urging new elections and constitution

23/12/2019 – Talks on finding a political solution to Mali’s deepening crisis ended Sunday with calls to hold new elections and revise the country’s constitution, an AFP journalist said.

But the gathering notably did not urge dialogue with jihadists, who have been waging a bloody insurgency in the troubled West African country for seven years. Continuer à lire … « Mali crisis talks end urging new elections and constitution »