US gives control center to Niger for Boko Haram operations

2019/04/02 – The United States turned over a communications and operations center to the Niger army to help the African nation battle Boko Haram, a statement said.

The planning and operations control center, worth $16.5 million (€14.4 million), is designed to help Niger forces synchronize its operations through improved communications, U.S. Ambassador Eric Whitaker said during the handover ceremony on Monday, February 4. Continuer à lire … « US gives control center to Niger for Boko Haram operations »

China in bid to extend Africa trade success into military sphere

2019/03/02 – China’s controversial investment initiatives in Africa have overshadowed its military presence on the continent. And that aspect of Chinese involvement is sizeable and expanding, according to a US Defence Department think-tank.

Several little-noted deployments of Chinese forces in Africa have followed the adoption of a law in 2015 permitting the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to operate in other countries. Continuer à lire … « China in bid to extend Africa trade success into military sphere »

Israel seeking to strengthen ties with Mali

2019/01/23 – After announcement of resumption of relations with Chad, senior Israeli officials say Mali is next.

Senior Israeli officials said on Monday that there are ongoing contacts for a visit by the Prime Minister of Mali to Jerusalem even before the Israeli elections this April. Continuer à lire … « Israel seeking to strengthen ties with Mali »

Algeria shuts southern borders to Syrians over security fears #Niger #Mali

2019/03/01 – Algeria has barred all Syrians from entering the country via its southern border with Mali and Niger to keep out members of defeated rebel groups from Syria deemed to pose a security risk, a senior official said on Wednesday.Hassen Kacimi, the official in charge of migrants policy at the interior ministry, told Reuters that Syrians seeking refuge in Algeria in this way were suspected to be Islamist militants and were not welcome. Continuer à lire … « Algeria shuts southern borders to Syrians over security fears #Niger #Mali »

Call to expand Belarus-Sudan interregional cooperation

2018/11/12 – Belarus-Sudan interregional cooperation needs to be taken to a higher level, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko said as he met with Sudan President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir on 11 December, BelTA has learned. Continuer à lire … « Call to expand Belarus-Sudan interregional cooperation »

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 »