Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

Turkish-French dispute carries over to Libya

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Comments Off on Turkish-French dispute carries over to Libya

There are growing indications that Erdogan may be pushing to undermine the ceasefire in Libya. At the current stage of the French-Turkish political conflict, political and religious considerations are being purposely mixed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but the background of his clash with France confirms it has nothing to do with religion, which […]

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia, Magreb, Turkey

Turkey begins training Libyan coastguards and thus competes with the EU and Italy

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey begins training Libyan coastguards and thus competes with the EU and Italy

Turkish armed forces have started training the Libyan coast guard, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing reports of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. The newspaper rates this as a “further blow” against Rome’s influence on the LibyanGovernment of National Accord [GNA] in Tripoli, as this activity has so far been carried out by the Italian military mission.

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia, Middle Orient, Turkey

Sudan’s Normalization Deal with Israel Faces Hurdles

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Comments Off on Sudan’s Normalization Deal with Israel Faces Hurdles

Sudan on Friday became the third state to move toward normalizing relations with Israel. But unlike Israel’s recent deal with Abu Dhabi where hotels are already promoting packages for Israeli tourists, the deal with Sudan still faces several hurdles, including some public opposition.

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia

Sudan agrees to negotiate accepting migrants deported from Israel

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Comments Off on Sudan agrees to negotiate accepting migrants deported from Israel

Sudan’s government has agreed to negotiate the repatriation of large numbers of migrants who illegally entered Israel, following the announced normalization between the countries.

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia, Middle Orient

Sudanese protesters burn Israeli flag, reject normalization with Israel

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Comments Off on Sudanese protesters burn Israeli flag, reject normalization with Israel

Sudanese protesters marching in Khartoum set the Israeli flag on fire on Wednesday, expressing their rejection of normalizing relations with Israel.According to the local newspaper Al-Intibaha, the demonstrators chanted slogans against establishing relations with Israel and demanded that political parties who have supported the step revise their position.Photos and videos of Sudanese protesters burning the […]

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Sudan becomes third Arab state in weeks to announce ties with Israel

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Comments Off on Sudan becomes third Arab state in weeks to announce ties with Israel

Sudan and Israel would begin to establish diplomatic ties, US President Donald Trump announced on Friday.

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia

Russia’s attempts to move closer to Egypt is made possible by US absence

Monday, October 26, 2020 Comments Off on Russia’s attempts to move closer to Egypt is made possible by US absence

An upcoming joint naval exercise involving the Egyptian and Russian navies, announced by the Russian Defense Ministry on October 10, is testimony to the fluid and rapidly changing strategic situation in the Eastern Mediterranean arena and the Middle East more generally.

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia, Kavkaz

Army counters Chinese influence in Africa with know-how and friendship

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Comments Off on Army counters Chinese influence in Africa with know-how and friendship

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jon Anderson no longer notices the baboon refuge and sheepherders each day en route to train the Djiboutian National Army from the only American base on the African continent, Camp Lemonnier.

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[Tribune] Liban : une révolution pour rien ?

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Comments Off on [Tribune] Liban : une révolution pour rien ?

En octobre 2019, les Libanais descendaient dans la rue pour réclamer la fin du système et de la corruption. Un an et plusieurs catastrophes plus tard, rien n’a changé. Le 17 octobre 2019, les grandes places libanaises sont soudainement investies par une foule en liesse, d’une retenue admirable et d’un pacifisme à toute épreuve dans […]

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Who Is Responsible for the ‘Crisis’ in Islam?

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Comments Off on Who Is Responsible for the ‘Crisis’ in Islam?

Other Arabs said that Muslims have only themselves to blame for the “crisis” in their religion. They are referring to the use of Islam, by many Muslims, to carry out terrorist attacks and other atrocities against Muslims and non-Muslims.

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Erdogan’s Wars… From Libya to Armenia

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Comments Off on Erdogan’s Wars… From Libya to Armenia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s covetous ambitions are various. From seeking gas in the Mediterranean and the “Blue Nation” lie, to his aspirations for Libya’s oil crescent, his intervention in the Armenian region of Nagorno-Karabakh, coveting Azerbaijan’s oil, and his adventures in Iraq and Syria, his greed has led him to adopt belligerent policies. Turkey […]

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia, Kavkaz, Middle Orient, Turkey

Turkey signals willingness to repair relations with Egypt

Saturday, October 17, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey signals willingness to repair relations with Egypt

Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalın said on Wednesday that Turkey was ready for a rapprochement with Egypt after seven years of strained relations, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. Egypt “If Egypt reveals a willingness to act with a positive agenda on regional issues, Turkey would not leave it unanswered,” Kalın said.

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia

Italy: Defend National Borders, End Up on Trial

Monday, October 12, 2020 Comments Off on Italy: Defend National Borders, End Up on Trial

This is the first time that a court of justice in Europe has been called upon to try a governmental minister — who is actually supposed to responsible for the security of a country — for holding migrants at a port pending a redistribution of newcomers across Europe…. Until then, Europe had never offered Italy […]

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia

Egypt extends surprising help to US over Libya crisis

Friday, October 9, 2020 Comments Off on Egypt extends surprising help to US over Libya crisis

Washington’s active role is tied by analysts to the influx of foreign mercenaries in Libya and wariness about Russia’s growing role. Egypt’s involvement in efforts led by the US State Department, represented by its embassy in Tripoli and the acting UN envoy to Libya, US diplomat Stephanie Williams, has surprised observers of Libyan political affairs, […]

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia, Magreb

Turkey, Russia seen hampering settlement process in Libya

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey, Russia seen hampering settlement process in Libya

Turkey and Russia are moving counter the international efforts led by the United States to impose a new political settlement in Libya, which brings the spectre of war to the fore again about a month and a half after the rival parties in the conflict announced a ceasefire following a year and a half of […]

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia, Magreb, Middle Orient

UN registers Turkey’s maritime deal with Libya

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Comments Off on UN registers Turkey’s maritime deal with Libya

A November 2019 agreement between Turkey and Libya determines a portion of Turkey’s maritime rights in the region.

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Esper pushes reluctant Maghreb to curb Chinese, Russian influence

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Comments Off on Esper pushes reluctant Maghreb to curb Chinese, Russian influence

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper highlighted Washington’s focus on containing Chinese and Russian influence in Africa as he arrived in Tunisia Wednesday.

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Egypt wants Syria back in the Arab League and a military alliance against Turkey

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Comments Off on Egypt wants Syria back in the Arab League and a military alliance against Turkey

Recent military contacts between Armenia and Azerbaijan have gradually shifted the focus from a topic that should not be left in the background. We are talking about Turkey, Libya, Greece, Syria and … Egypt.

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Sudan’s Normalization With Israel Could Come at the Expense of Terrorism Victims

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Comments Off on Sudan’s Normalization With Israel Could Come at the Expense of Terrorism Victims

If recent news reports are to be believed, Sudan may be on the verge of joining the list of Arab countries to normalize their relations with Israel, pushed by the Trump administration.

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Lebanese Security Forces Kill 2 Members of Armed Group

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Comments Off on Lebanese Security Forces Kill 2 Members of Armed Group

The Lebanese security forces killed at least two militants during a heavy exchange of fire on Saturday with an armed group in northeast Lebanon, close to the Syrian border, security sources said according to Reuters.

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Islamic State claims killing French aid workers, clashes with al Qaeda in the Sahel

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Comments Off on Islamic State claims killing French aid workers, clashes with al Qaeda in the Sahel

In a new issue of the Islamic State’s weekly Al-Naba newsletter, the jihadist group said its men were responsible for the Aug. 9 massacre of six French aid workers and two Nigeriens. Additionally, it reported a series of new clashes with al Qaeda across the Sahel.

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US accuses Hezbollah of stockpiling weapons and ammonium nitrate across Europe

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Comments Off on US accuses Hezbollah of stockpiling weapons and ammonium nitrate across Europe

State department’s Nathan Sales says group ‘represents clear and present danger to the US’ and urges Europe to take tougher line The US has accused Hezbollah of storing caches of weapons and ammonium nitrate for use in explosives across Europe in recent years, with the alleged aim of preparing for future attacks ordered by Iran.

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia, Iran

U.S. blacklists Hezbollah official, Lebanon-based companies

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Comments Off on U.S. blacklists Hezbollah official, Lebanon-based companies

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Hezbollah official and two Lebanon-based companies as the country experiences a deep economic crisis, accusing them of being linked to the Iran-backed Shi’ite group.

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Sudan’s Normalization With Israel Could Come at the Expense of Terrorism Victims

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Comments Off on Sudan’s Normalization With Israel Could Come at the Expense of Terrorism Victims

If recent news reports are to be believed, Sudan may be on the verge of joining the list of Arab countries to normalize their relations with Israel, pushed by the Trump administration. Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Burhan, the Sudanese military chief who jointly leads the transitional government in Khartoum, met with both U.S. and Emirati officials in […]

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GNA and Turkish forces captured Russian Pantsir-S1 missile systems in Libya

Saturday, September 26, 2020 Comments Off on GNA and Turkish forces captured Russian Pantsir-S1 missile systems in Libya

The Libyan Government’s National Accord Government (GNA) forces, led by Faiz Saraj, claim to have captured Russian-made Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile-cannon systems (ZRPK) south of Tripoli.

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia, Middle Orient

Iran- Turkey Partnership: A New Front in Libya

Saturday, September 26, 2020 Comments Off on Iran- Turkey Partnership: A New Front in Libya

There is strategic consensus among political elites currently ruling the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey states. Despite of few turmoil, both states want to retain cordial relations that can lead towards the support of each other’s national sovereignty and stability.

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Turkey: ‘Let Egypt attack us, we need scrap metal from their Russian tanks and aircraft’

Saturday, September 26, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey: ‘Let Egypt attack us, we need scrap metal from their Russian tanks and aircraft’

On July 30, Turkish bloggers posted videos on YouTube about Egyptian soldiers who allegedly found themselves on the front lines in Greater Idlib, in northern Syria.

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Political Infighting Could Obstruct a Nascent Peace Process in Cameroon

Saturday, September 26, 2020 Comments Off on Political Infighting Could Obstruct a Nascent Peace Process in Cameroon

In July, jailed separatist leaders in Cameroon fighting for the creation of an independent state held their first formal talks with the government about ending the violence plaguing the country’s two Anglophone regions.

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Al-Mishri rejects Haftar-Mitig Libyan oil deal

Friday, September 25, 2020 Comments Off on Al-Mishri rejects Haftar-Mitig Libyan oil deal

The Head of the High Council of State Khalid Al-Mishri rejected Sunday the deal made by the member of the Presidential Council Ahmed Mitig and Khalifa Haftar’s son Khalid to resume oil production and exports, saying in a letter to the Presidential Council Head and members – two days after the deal was announced – […]

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Defense Ministry in Tripoli refused to obey the Libyan Government

Friday, September 25, 2020 Comments Off on Defense Ministry in Tripoli refused to obey the Libyan Government

The readiness to accept any decision of the Libyan government, except for the one in which Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar participates, was expressed by the plenipotentiary Minister of Defense in the Government of National Accord (GNA) Salah ad-Din al-Nimrush on September 20, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the press service of the Ministry of Defense in Tripoli […]

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Extractive imperialism and resistance in Burkina Faso

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Comments Off on Extractive imperialism and resistance in Burkina Faso

Canadian company Tajiri Resources announced on August 20 that it had entered into an agreement with Sahara Natural Resources to begin drilling in Burkina Faso at the company’s exploration program on the Reo Gold project, located 130 kilometres west of the capital, Ouagadougou.

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Revealed: The CIA and MI6’s secret war in Kenya

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Comments Off on Revealed: The CIA and MI6’s secret war in Kenya

A covert Kenyan paramilitary team armed and trained by the US and supported by UK intelligence is behind renditions and controversial killings of terror suspects in night-time raids, Declassified UK can reveal.

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Sudan separates religion from state ending 30 years of Islamic rule

Monday, September 14, 2020 Comments Off on Sudan separates religion from state ending 30 years of Islamic rule

Sudan’s transitional government has agreed a deal with rebel groups which ends 30 years of rule under Islamic law and Islam as the official state religion.

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AFRICOM: Russia has sent 12 fighter aircraft to Libya

Monday, September 14, 2020 Comments Off on AFRICOM: Russia has sent 12 fighter aircraft to Libya

The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) has said it believes that more than a dozen Russian aircraft, first reported to have been deployed to Libya in May, are being flown by Wagner Group paramilitary pilots.

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AFRICOM: Russian fighter jets flown by mercenaries are conducting combat activities in Libya

Monday, September 14, 2020 Comments Off on AFRICOM: Russian fighter jets flown by mercenaries are conducting combat activities in Libya

Russian fighter jets mercenaries are flying in Libya are engaging in ground strikes and combat activities, U.S. Africa Command says. According to Navy Rear Adm. Heidi Berg, AFRICOM’s director of intelligence, there are at least 14 Russian fighter aircraft that are based out of Al Jufra and Al Khadim airfields in Libya.

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