Algérie/UK – Technologies spatiales: partenariat entre l’ASAL et Wisscom Aerospace Ltd

2018/08/06 – L’Agence spatiale algérienne (ASAL) et la société de droit britannique Wisscom Aerospace Ltd ont établi un partenariat dans le cadre du renforcement des capacités nationales dans les domaines des technologies spatiales, indique l’ASAL dans un communiqué. Continuer à lire … « Algérie/UK – Technologies spatiales: partenariat entre l’ASAL et Wisscom Aerospace Ltd »

Britain risks ‘open ended’ conflict in Mali in bid to protect European security

2018/07/21 – British helicopters have deployed to Mali in support of a French counter-terrorism operation amid warnings of being dragged into ‘open-ended’ conflict.
Three RAF Chinook helicopters supported by 90 military personnel have been sent to north-west Africa to assist French forces in their fight against Islamist insurgents.
The British helicopters, from RAF Odiham in Hampshire, will provide logistical and troop movement support. However, experts fear the deployment could mark the start of an open-ended commitment to a new military campaign.
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Mali/UK – UK deployment in Mali reaches the next stage #ChinookHelicopters

2018/07/19 – British helicopters have arrived in West Africa as the UK’s support to a key French counter-terrorism operation in Mali reaches its next phase.

Three Royal Air Force Chinook helicopters from RAF Odiham, supported by around 90 British troops, are now on the ground and ready to begin providing logistical and troop movement support to our allies. Continuer à lire … « Mali/UK – UK deployment in Mali reaches the next stage #ChinookHelicopters »

G5 Sahel – Couacs et changements à la tête du contingent panafricain: Le G5 Sahel traîne les rangers (Opinion) #Algérie

2018/07/17 – Si ce changement traduit la volonté de la Mauritanie et du Tchad à s’affirmer comme des maillons essentiels de cette force, il dénote d’une rivalité féroce qui oppose les chefs d’Etat des cinq pays.
Il y a un défaut dans la cuirasse. Avant même d’entamer les opérations sur le terrain, une féroce guerre de leadership éclate au sein du G5 Sahel, cette force anti-jihadiste parrainée par la France et composée de soldats de cinq pays de la région, à savoir le Mali, le Niger, la Mauritanie, le Burkina Faso et le Tchad. Continuer à lire … « G5 Sahel – Couacs et changements à la tête du contingent panafricain: Le G5 Sahel traîne les rangers (Opinion) #Algérie »

Global Peacekeeping Operations Overwhelmingly African and in Africa

The highly credible Stockholm International Peace Research institute (SIPRI) has identified sixty-three multilateral peacekeeping operations throughout the world. Africa hosts the largest number, with twenty-five missions. For perspective, there were eighteen in Europe, nine in the Middle East, six in Asia, and five in the Western Hemisphere. African peacekeeping missions accounted for some 75 percent of all peacekeeping personnel, with African countries accounting for the majority of those troops. Continuer à lire … « Global Peacekeeping Operations Overwhelmingly African and in Africa »

Sahel – Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council: Women, Peace and the Security in the Sahel

2018/07/11 – Well, thank you very much indeed Minister for being with us again today. It’s fantastic to have you here and thank you for all the work Sweden has done on this important dossier. Particularly, for keeping it at the forefront of our minds in the Security Council and the way you have tried to ensure that these issues are properly integrated and that the Security Council and the UN more generally gets out of the silos that we’re all familiar with. A huge thank you obviously to Ms. Diop and to the Deputy-Secretary-General for leading this mission. I think it’s an incredibly important event. Continuer à lire … « Sahel – Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, United Kingdom Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council: Women, Peace and the Security in the Sahel »

Mali – To build peace we have to ask why people go to war

2018/07/10- A recent spate of extremist attacks in Mali has once again underlined the need to rethink the hard security approach that dominates the response to terrorism in the Sahel.
The end of June saw attacks in Mali on French forces as well as the headquarters of the G5 Sahel Joint Force, a security force made up of five regional countries to combat jihadist insurgents and criminal groups. The attacks overshadowed the African Union (AU) summit in Mauritania, which also hosted French President Emmanuel Macron keen to discuss the region’s burning security problems. Continuer à lire … « Mali – To build peace we have to ask why people go to war »