Turkey aims to open more embassies in Africa, says Erdoğan #Benin #FETÖ

2018/09/09 – Turkey aims to increase the number of it embassies from 41 to 54 across the “important” Africa continent, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sept. 6 at a joint press conference with Benin President Patrice Talon in Ankara.  Continuer à lire … « Turkey aims to open more embassies in Africa, says Erdoğan #Benin #FETÖ »

Why Erdogan’s so quiet about Turkish expansion in Africa

2018/08/21 – As the diplomatic tug-of-war between the United States and Turkey escalates, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is lining up new friends. In early August, Erdogan’s 100-day action plan identified new markets in China, Mexico, India and Russia. It did not mention Africa, despite the “African continent opening” Erdogan sought in the early 2000s. Continuer à lire … « Why Erdogan’s so quiet about Turkish expansion in Africa »

Libya, Turkey review cooperation

2018/07/17 – Member of the Presidential Council Mohamed Amari Zayed discussed in a meeting Sunday with the Turkish Ambassador to Libya Ahmet Dogan the files of the wounded Libyan citizens in Turkey and ways to overcome the obstacles facing them, in addition to the return of Turkish Airlines and Turkish companies to Libya. Continuer à lire … « Libya, Turkey review cooperation »

G5 Sahel force ready to launch operations, Niger’s defense minister says

2018/05/13 – The G5 Sahel force is ready to deploy to fight armed extremist groups in the Sahel region of northwestern Africa, Niger’s defense minister said on Sunday, just days after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the G5 countries to accelerate deployment.
Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger agreed last year to set up the 5,000-strong G5 Sahel joint counter-terrorism force that aims to train 5,000 troops to work alongside French troops and U.N. peacekeepers. Continuer à lire … « G5 Sahel force ready to launch operations, Niger’s defense minister says »

5,342 terrorism suspects in 5 intelligence prisons #Chad #Sudan #Morocco

2018/05/13 – There are 5,342 terror suspects from 41 countries currently being detained in five intelligence prisons in Riyadh, Jeddah, Buraidah, Abha and Dammam, according to the Presidency of the State Security.

The presidency said 71 suspects belonging to 11 different nationalities were detained during the past two weeks. Continuer à lire … « 5,342 terrorism suspects in 5 intelligence prisons #Chad #Sudan #Morocco »

Gambia/Russia – The Gambia Seeks To Develop Strong Economic Partnership With Russia – Interview

2018/05/03 – Th Gambia is a small country in West Africa and is entirely surrounded by Senegal except for its coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. English language is the official language. The Gambia’s economy is dominated by farming, fishing and has excellent natural spots for tourism. Previously, the United Kingdom and many EU countries constituted its major domestic export markets. However, in recent years, the United States, China and Japan have become significant trade partners of The Gambia. Despite that, The Gambia looks forward to developing a strong economic partnership with Russia and former Soviet republics. Continuer à lire … « Gambia/Russia – The Gambia Seeks To Develop Strong Economic Partnership With Russia – Interview »

Can Libya Survive Without Haftar?

2018/04/16 – Libya was thrown into further flux this past week amid reports of the death of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. His exact condition remains unclear; Haftar was reportedly hospitalized in Jordan after suffering a stroke before falling into a coma after his transfer to a hospital in France. Other sources reported that eastern strongman passed away while in Paris. Reports of his death, while unconfirmed, will significantly impact the calculus of Libya’s major players, both domestically and regionally. Haftar’s death could serve as an opportunity to revive political dialogue, but it could also trigger an escalated conflict between Libya’s competing factions that would further fragment the country.   Continuer à lire … « Can Libya Survive Without Haftar? »