Canadian firm, StarCore proposes 23 mini nuclear power plants for Nigeria

2018/06/15 – Canadian Company, StarCore Nuclear Inc. has proposed to the Federal Government of Nigeria, the rollout of 23 small modular reactor nuclear power stations to help provide electricity supply which will be accessible to millions of Nigerians who currently have unreliable or no access to electricity. Continuer à lire … « Canadian firm, StarCore proposes 23 mini nuclear power plants for Nigeria »

UK businesses set to explore emerging opportunities in Ghana oil industry

2018/06/10 – The Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce have identified Ghana as a country with many dynamic and buoyant opportunities for UK business.

The chamber said in most recently, American multinational oil and gas company, ExxonMobil Corporation has announced its entry into Ghana’s oil and gas space and will begin full operations in the country this year, joining other leading international oil companies such as Tullow Oil and Kosmos Energy. Continuer à lire … « UK businesses set to explore emerging opportunities in Ghana oil industry »

UK expands export finance in West Africa with Ghana office

2018/05/29 – Ghana becomes the first West African country to have a representative of the world’s oldest export credit agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF) stationed in-country. Continuer à lire … « UK expands export finance in West Africa with Ghana office »

Mali/Niger – Military investigating if two Marines played role in Green Beret’s death

2018/05/11 – The military is investigating whether two special forces Marines played a role in the choking death of a Green Beret in Mali last year and the possible cover up of how it occurred, according to five U.S. defense officials.
Two Navy SEALs from the famed SEAL Team 6 are already under investigation for their involvement in the strangling death of Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar during the predawn hours of June 4, 2017. Melgar, 34, died in embassy housing he shared with other service members in Bamako, capital of the West African nation. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Niger – Military investigating if two Marines played role in Green Beret’s death »

Niger – The Accompany They Keep: What Niger Tells Us about Accompany Missions, Combat, and Operations Other than War

2018/05/11- The Department of Defense just released the public report on the ambush in Niger last October that killed four U.S. soldiers — a succinct eight-page summary of the reportedly 6,000-page classified version. If the The Wall Street Journal’s coverage earlier this month was any indication, the public conversation over the next few days will likely extend existing debates about the U.S. military presence in Africa, President Donald Trump’s delegation of authority to combatant commanders, and legal authorities for the use of military force abroad. But I hope the report will spur debate over another, less-often discussed question: Where is the line between so-called “accompany missions” and combat? Continuer à lire … « Niger – The Accompany They Keep: What Niger Tells Us about Accompany Missions, Combat, and Operations Other than War »

Mali – West Africa: Fulani conflict getting worse

2018/05/07 – Whether in Mali, Niger or Nigeria, the nomadic Fulani herders often find themselves in conflict with farmers over scarce resources. But there is more to it than that: Often it becomes a struggle for political supremacy.

The mood is tense in the Menaka region in eastern Mali. According to Reuters, armed men raided two villages earlier this week and killed at least 16 people belonging to the Tuareg ethnic group. By the end of April, at least 40 Tuareg had been killed. The governor of Menaka, Daouda Maiga, described the perpetrators as Fulani, who were linked to the terrorist group, the so-called « Islamic State » (IS). Maiga said the act may have been a retaliatory strike after the Tuareg had supported French troops in an anti-terrorist operation. Continuer à lire … « Mali – West Africa: Fulani conflict getting worse »

Mali Tuaregs blame ISIS-linked group for third deadly attack on civilians in a week

2018/05/02- Jihadists killed 17 civilians in an attack of “inexplicable horror” in northern Mali near the border with Niger, local militia groups said on Wednesday.

“On May 1, members of the same terrorist group summarily executed 17 people in Tindinbawen and Taylalene,” the Movement for the Salvation of Azawad said in a joint statement with the Imghad and Allies Touareg Self-Defence Force (GATIA).AF Continuer à lire … « Mali Tuaregs blame ISIS-linked group for third deadly attack on civilians in a week »