Why the UK May Be Sending Troops to Mali

23/03/2020 – The UK government’s decision to deploy an additional 250 soldiers to join the United Nations mission in Mali (known as MINUSMA) might be in Britain’s security interests. Firstly, because it is important to counter the spread of terrorism in Mali, and secondly because supporting France is consistent with the UK’s wider security goals. Such deployments display the UK’s commitment to international security and may well form a critical part of its post-BREXIT diplomacy. Continuer à lire … « Why the UK May Be Sending Troops to Mali »

Libya’s NOC Chief: Oil production will collapse to lowest level since toppling Gaddafi

23/01/2020 – Libya’s oil output will collapse within days to the lowest level since 2011, said National Oil Corporation’s (NOC) Chairman Mustafa Sanallah as a blockade of its export terminals has forced a rapid shutdown of production and electricity blackouts in parts of the country. Continuer à lire … « Libya’s NOC Chief: Oil production will collapse to lowest level since toppling Gaddafi »

Britain is investigating how Albanian guns were sent to Africa

21/01/2020 – Great Britain has involved the Albanian Prosecution into a series of investigative actions regarding a drug traffic case started by the Office of Customs and Revenues in the UK. Continuer à lire … « Britain is investigating how Albanian guns were sent to Africa »

Boko Haram: Presidency allays fears over Chadian troops withdrawal

06/01/2020 – The Presidency on Sunday asked Nigerians not to panic over the withdrawal of 1,200 Chadian troops from the Lake Chad Basin bordering the country.

It said the withdrawal was in line with the mandate of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), launched on July 1, 2016 and due to end on December 31, 2019.

It said Nigeria will be sending troops to Chad as part of a new concept against the Boko Haram insurgency. Continuer à lire … « Boko Haram: Presidency allays fears over Chadian troops withdrawal »

Nigeria/UK : British Govt Is Nigeria’s ‘Worst Enemy’ – Biafra Leader

03/01/2020 – The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Thursday berated those asking IPOB to go through « appropriate channel » to secure Biafra, accusing them of being hypocrites.

Mazi KANU also alleged that the twelve Northern States allegedly practicing Sharia Law have systematically and unlawfully removed themselves from Nigeria and its Constitution without the Nigerian government questioning their action, adding that Biafra agitation for self determination should equally not be questioned by Nigerian government and its people. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria/UK : British Govt Is Nigeria’s ‘Worst Enemy’ – Biafra Leader »

BP confirms gas resources offshore Mauritania, Senegal

19/12/2019 – UK-based oil and gas company BP has confirmed the potential of gas resources during its three-well drilling campaign offshore Mauritania and Senegal.

BP stated that the GTA-1, Yakaar-2 and Orca-1 appraisal wells drilled in 2019, encountered 160m of net pay. These three wells targeted nine hydrocarbon-bearing zones and found gas in all nine. Continuer à lire … « BP confirms gas resources offshore Mauritania, Senegal »

France, UK say they look beyond Brexit in Mali cooperation

18/12/2019 – Sharing the cockpit of a helicopter on sizzling tarmac, French and British air force chiefs vowed to pursue the joint fight against jihadists in the heart of the Sahel even as the shadow of Brexit looms over their countries. Continuer à lire … « France, UK say they look beyond Brexit in Mali cooperation »