UN highlights illegal Somali charcoal trafficking to Iran

2018/12/11- Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab rebels are profiting from the illegal trafficking of charcoal exports produced in Somalia and transiting through Iran, United Nations experts said in a report recently shared with the UN Security Council. Continuer à lire … « UN highlights illegal Somali charcoal trafficking to Iran »

Libya, UAE to cooperate in oil sector

2018/11/10 – The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Mustafa Sanallah met with His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, United Arab Emirates Minister of State and Group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in London yesterday. The two parties discussed mutual cooperation and the international community’s approach to Libya, including the protection of legitimate institutions, such as NOC, in accordance with the rule of law. Continuer à lire … « Libya, UAE to cooperate in oil sector »

Abu Dhabi recruits mercenaries from Arab tribes of Chad and Niger to fight in Yemeni war

2018/04/10 – Abu Dhabi’s envoys are located throughout Africa, not to spread peace, love, or happiness – as promoted by the UAE to be a part of its external policies – but in search of mercenaries from Arab tribes to be recruited to fight in the Yemen war as Emirati soldiers. Continuer à lire … « Abu Dhabi recruits mercenaries from Arab tribes of Chad and Niger to fight in Yemeni war »

Tunisia returns Russian military equipment seized en route to Libya’s Haftar

2018/09/02 – The Tunisian authorities have decided to return Russian military equipment which was seized en route to the renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar, Almesryoon.com reported on Friday. The goods were discovered when a Panamanian-registered ship called into the Tunisian port of Sfax for repairs. Continuer à lire … « Tunisia returns Russian military equipment seized en route to Libya’s Haftar »

Mali/UAE – DP World plans to build logistics hub in Mali in Africa push

2018/08/19 – DP World plans to develop a logistics hub in Mali, the latest push by the Dubai-based port operator to expand its operations in Africa.

DP World signed a 20-year concession with Mali to build and operate a 1,000-hectare logistics hub outside of Bamako, the capital and largest city of the country, according to a statement. The Mali Logistics Hub will have inland container depots and container freight stations that will facilitate the import and export of goods. Continuer à lire … « Mali/UAE – DP World plans to build logistics hub in Mali in Africa push »

Iran oil minister to attend JMMC meeting in Algeria in September: ISNA

2018/08/15 – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh will attend a meeting of an OPEC/non-OPEC committee that monitors output compliance, known as the JMMC, in Algeria in September, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported on Wednesday. Continuer à lire … « Iran oil minister to attend JMMC meeting in Algeria in September: ISNA »

Why Djibouti Is the Loser of the Horn of Africa’s New Peace

2018/07/13 – Ethiopians and Eritreans alike are celebrating the breakneck speed of a rapprochement between Addis Ababa and Asmara, two longtime enemies. Closer ties between the two, while not necessarily a done deal, could usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for the Horn of Africa, resuming a thriving trade relationship and granting landlocked Ethiopia access to a new port. Continuer à lire … « Why Djibouti Is the Loser of the Horn of Africa’s New Peace »