Nigeria interested in cooperation with Belarus in mechanical engineering

2018/08/10 – Nigeria is interested in cooperation with Belarus in the area of mechanical engineering, BelTA learned from Desmond Nwosu, First Secretary of the Embassy of Nigeria in Russia with concurrent accreditation to Belarus, on 21 September.  Continuer à lire … « Nigeria interested in cooperation with Belarus in mechanical engineering »

Mali/Lithium : Kodal Minerals CEO Bernard Aylward talks to Compelo Energy

2018/09/15 – Kodal Minerals has identified an estimated 17 million tonnes of mineral resources in southern Mali with the potential to produce a battery-grade lithium carbonate. CEO Bernard Aylward discusses the lithium boom, open-pit mining and managing risk in foreign jurisdictions. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Lithium : Kodal Minerals CEO Bernard Aylward talks to Compelo Energy »

UK to train Nigerian army counterterror squads to fight Boko Haram under new security partnership

2018/08/31 – Britain will train Nigerian army counterterror squads to fight against Boko Haram under a new security partnership.

The plans will see UK armed forces training full fighting units for the first time, with the aim of equipping them to also tackle Islamic State West Africa (a splinter group from Boko Haram). Continuer à lire … « UK to train Nigerian army counterterror squads to fight Boko Haram under new security partnership »

UK / Africa – May’s Pledge to Become G7’s Biggest Investor in Africa ‘Big Ask’ – Economist (Opinion)

2018/08/29 – Theresa May has announced plans to boost Britain’s investment in Africa after Brexit, during her first trip to the continent as prime minister. Sputnik spoke to Sub-Saharan African political and economic analyst, Aly-Khan Satchu, about overseas investment in the continent. Continuer à lire … « UK / Africa – May’s Pledge to Become G7’s Biggest Investor in Africa ‘Big Ask’ – Economist (Opinion) »

Business and migration to shape Merkel‘s trip to West Africa

2018/08/29 – Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal are the three countries on Merkel’s upcoming trip to Africa. Her itinerary is filled with business and trade meetings but migration is also expected to be on the agenda. Continuer à lire … « Business and migration to shape Merkel‘s trip to West Africa »

The U.S. Is Building a Drone Base in Niger That Will Cost More Than $280 Million by 2024

2018/08/23 – A U.S. drone base in a remote part of West Africa has garnered attention for its $100 million construction price tag. But according to new projections from the Air Force, its initial cost will soon be dwarfed by the price of operating the facility — about $30 million a year. By 2024, when the 10-year agreement for use of the base in Agadez, Niger, ends, its construction and operating costs will top a quarter-billion dollars — or around $280 million, to be more precise.

Continuer à lire … « The U.S. Is Building a Drone Base in Niger That Will Cost More Than $280 Million by 2024 »

ECOWAS calls for greater action against arms proliferation in W/Africa

2018/08/05 – This was contained in a report of the study of gender mainstreaming in the peace and security architecture of ECOWAS (Small Arms and Light Weapons Control Component) presented at a workshop in Abuja on Friday. The report blamed electoral violence in Nigeria and other West African countries to illegal arms manufacturers whose work contributes to the illegal possession and circulation of weapons in civilian hands. Continuer à lire … « ECOWAS calls for greater action against arms proliferation in W/Africa »