Mali / Opinion: German troops in Mali – time for plain talk

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has called for greater commitment from the Malian government to ensure peace. So far so good, but that’s not enough, says Daniel Pelz. Continuer à lire … « Mali / Opinion: German troops in Mali – time for plain talk »

Mali/Canada – Petawawa helicopter crews training in Alberta for Mali mission – Canadian helicopters in Africa in July

2018/05/19 – Pre-deployment training for Canadian Forces personnel who are headed to Mali is now underway. The pre-deployment training for Air Task Force Mali is taking place in Wainwright, Alberta and some of that training will be on display on May 21 for journalists, according to the Canadian Forces. Helicopters and personnel from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 450 and 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadrons, along with medical and support personnel, are validating their capabilities in anticipation of an eventual deployment in August 2018, the military noted. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Canada – Petawawa helicopter crews training in Alberta for Mali mission – Canadian helicopters in Africa in July »