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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Their differences notwithstanding, the UK and Russia could cooperate in Africa.
Today, neither Russia nor the UK can claim a leadership role in Africa. London reached the peak of its influence there between the First and Second World Wars, when the British Empire had a large part of the continent under its direct control. Moscow’s heydays in Africa were the 1960s and 1970s, when the Soviet Union was the main overseas supporter of the continent’s national liberation movements. The odds are that in the 21st century, the destinies of African countries will depend more on the logic of the emerging global competition between the US and China than on any decisions taken in the Kremlin or Downing Street. Continuer à lire … « We Should Exempt Africa from the UK-Russia Geopolitical Confrontation »
19/11/2019 – GNA Minister of Interior Fathi Pashagha on Monday met the British Ambassador to Libya Nicholas Hopton. According to the Interior Ministry’s website, the meeting focused on political and humanitarian situation in Libya and prospects of mutual cooperation in combating terrorism and organized crime, illegal migration and other issues of common interest.