2018/03/20 – Senegal’s government has closed more than a dozen schools linked to a man the Turkish government considers a terrorist, underlining Turkey’s growing influence in predominantly Muslim West Africa. Continuer à lire … « Senegal/Turkey – Senegal closes schools linked to Turkish cleric in exile #Gulen »
2018/03/18 – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been one of the leading countries in the Middle East in terms of aggressive foreign policy. This activism is easily observed in Abu Dhabi’s response to the revolutionary uprisings in the Arab world. The UAE has supported the Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi regime in Egypt; it has become an active player in Libyan politics and played a great role in Yemen’s civil war. Continuer à lire … « Military bases in UAE foreign policy (Opinion) #Libya #Turkey »
2018/03/16 – Former Université de Sherbrooke economics student Assane Kamara tells Senegalese terrorism trial that unlike Quebec friends who fled to fight in Syria he did not aspire to ‘violent jihad.’
Continuer à lire … « Canada /Senegal : Money was meant for return to Canada, not to join Daesh, terror trial in Senegal hears »
2018/03/12 – Nearly seven years after the killing of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda is numerically larger and present in more countries than at any other time in its history. Indeed, the movement now boasts of some 40,000 men under arms, with approximately 10,000–20,000 fighters in Syria; 7000–9000 in Somalia; 5000 in Libya; 4000 in Yemen; a similar number dispersed throughout other countries across the Maghreb and Sahel; 3000 in Indonesia; and approximately 1000 in South Asia. From north-west Africa to South East Asia, al-Qaeda has been able to knit together a global movement of some two dozen local franchises. Continuer à lire … « The resurgence of Al-Qaeda »
2018/03/08 – A meeting was held in Tripoli yesterday headed by the Chief of Staff of the Faiez Serraj-led Presidency Council / Government of National Accord to review Libya’s stalled projects. The meeting included the heads of all the various Libyan project implementation agencies, including the General Projects Authority.
Libya’s last LD 142 billion (US$ 110 bn) 2008-2012 Development Plan, which consists of more than 22,000 contracts in various sectors, was reviewed and possible ways of reactivating Libya’s stalled projects were discussed at the meeting. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s stalled US$ 110 bn, 22,000 contract projects to be reviewed again #Turkey »
2018/03/06 – President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s five-day, four-country west Africa tour has already started yielding concrete results for Turkey’s economic ties with the continent.
Plans for a $1 billion petrochemical plant in the Yumurtalık district of Turkey’s southern province Adana have been made by the Turkish Rönesans and Bayegan partnered with Algeria’s national energy and chemical company. Continuer à lire … « Turkey/Algeria – Blossoming Turkish-African ties result in $1B deal signed in Algeria »
2018/03/02 – Every year, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visits at least three African countries. A large group of Turkey’s leading business figures also participate in business summits held in parallel to the official meetings. Currently, Erdoğan is again in Africa to visit four countries, demonstrating Turkey’s new vision to Africa. Continuer à lire … « Turkey looks for ways to save Mauritania and others from colonization »