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 »

Niger – Germany opens new military camp in Niger

2018/12/11 – The German defense minister has called Niger a strategic partner « in the fight against terrorism, organized crime and illegal migration. » Nearly 900 German troops are deployed in the Sahel region, including 40 in Niger. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Germany opens new military camp in Niger »

Mali/Military – German cabinet approves increase in troops for Afghanistan

2018/03/07 – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved plans on Wednesday to expand Germany’s military missions abroad, including in Afghanistan, Mali and Iraq, government sources said.

The defence bill, which must still be approved by the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, would raise the number of German troops deployed in Afghanistan by a third to 1,300. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Military – German cabinet approves increase in troops for Afghanistan »