How to contain terrorism in Africa

19/11/2019 – For Africans to contain the increasing tension and insecurity plaguing the continent, member states must seriously consider a return to pre-colonial boundaries, togetherness and joint border security management.

Speakers at the 16th Africa Security Watch Awards and Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), which included military and police chiefs, renowned academia and political leaders from West, Central, South and East African regions agreed on the need to address issues such as religious extremism/ intolerance, bad governance, illiteracy, unemployment and poverty identified as root causes of insecurity in Africa just as participants agreed it was about time the continent developed homegrown lasting solutions to tackle its problems. Continuer à lire … « How to contain terrorism in Africa »

Libya – Haftar, Gaddafi-era Revolutionary Committees figures sign secret deal in UAE to share power

19/11/2019 – A secret deal between Khalifa Haftar and figures from the Moammar Gaddafi-era Revolutionary Committees has been signed in the UAE, Libya Al-Ahrar TV Channel has reported. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Haftar, Gaddafi-era Revolutionary Committees figures sign secret deal in UAE to share power »

Libya – Al-Sweihli calls on GNA to cut ties with UAE for backing Haftar’s attack on Tripoli

11/10/2019 – The ex-head of the High Council of State (HCS) Abdelrahman Al-Sweihli has called on the Government of National Accord (GNA) to sever all relations with the UAE for its support for Khalifa Haftar’s offensive on Tripoli. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Al-Sweihli calls on GNA to cut ties with UAE for backing Haftar’s attack on Tripoli »

Chinese GP6 guided artillery projectiles in Libya

18/09/2019 – Images supplied to ARES show that the items in question included at least two Chinese-made GP6 laser-guided 155 mm artillery projectiles. These fall into a general category of weapons known as ‘precision guided munitions’. Precision guided munitions (PGMs) are those which can alter their flight paths to more precisely strike a target. PGMs are increasingly common amongst major militaries, however comparatively high per-munition cost and other factors restrict their use among the armed forces of developing nations. Nonetheless, more and more have been documented in service with the armed forces of developing nations, and in the hands of non-state actors. Continuer à lire … « Chinese GP6 guided artillery projectiles in Libya »

Turkish drones in Libya are a strategic and family affair

16/09/2019 – A war of drones involving Turkey has escalated in Libya in recent weeks, as Khalifa Hifter’s Libyan National Army, backed by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), continues to target Tripoli. While the appearance of Turkish drones in the war theater is an unequivocal sign of Ankara’s support for the Tripoli and Misrata forces, the drone tussle between Turkey and the UAE has an aspect less spoken about, namely a link to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s family. Continuer à lire … « Turkish drones in Libya are a strategic and family affair »

UAE, Mauritania review Defence cooperation

12/09/2019 – Matar Salim Ali Al Dhaheri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, received at his office today Lieutenant-General Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed Lemine, Mauritanian Army Chief-of-Staff, and his accompanying delegation, where they discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the defence field.The two sides also discussed bilateral relations and ways of strengthening them, exchanged views on the latest regional and international developments, in addition to a number of issues of common concern.

The meeting was attended by a number of senior defence officials.

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Libya sends complaint letter to Security Council condemning UAE actions

11/09/2019 – Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday of hostility and supporting a coup against the legitimate government. Continuer à lire … « Libya sends complaint letter to Security Council condemning UAE actions »