Africa

Centrafrique : ce que prévoit l’accord d’Addis-Abeba entre le gouvernement et les groupes armés

Le gouvernement et les groupes armés centrafricains ont trouvé le 20 mars un nouvel accord de sortie de crise. Celui-ci prévoit un nouveau remaniement et un gouvernement au sein duquel les ministères régaliens devront être partagés entre les deux camps.

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Origins of the Libyan Conflict and Options for Its Resolution

In the 42 years preceding the 2011 uprising, Muammar Gaddafi controlled all power in Libya. Since the uprising, Libyans, fragmented by geography, tribe, ideology, and history, have resisted having anyone, foreigner or Libyan, telling them what to do. In the process, they have frustrated efforts of outsiders to help them …

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Jihadist leader in Mali denies reports of his death

One of the co-founders and senior leaders of al Qaeda’s Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM), Amadou Kouffa, denied reports of his death in a video published by the group. The French and Malian governments claimed Kouffa was killed last November, however, JNIM has consistently denied these reports.

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US General Warns of Russian, Chinese Inroads in Africa

Fears that Washington is increasingly losing influence across the globe are starting to come to fruition in Africa, where a top military official says Russia is playing on perceived U.S. weaknesses to gain leverage and resources.

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Has Turkish President Erdoğan Distanced Himself from the Muslim Brotherhood?

The picture sent shockwaves through Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s grassroots: A poor Egyptian member of the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan in Arabic) handcuffed by the Turkish police, put aboard a Turkish Airlines plane to fly back to Cairo, to be tortured and eventually executed. Is President Erdoğan not a staunch …

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World must do more to tackle 'shadowy' mercenary activities undermining stability in Africa, says UN chief

With mercenaries undermining global peace and security and weakening States’ capacities to protect their people, the UN Security Council on Monday shone its spotlight on their activities as a source of destabilization in Africa.

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French President Macron to visit Egypt

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Egypt “in the coming weeks,” French ambassador to Cairo Stephane Roumtier said on Tuesday. The upcoming visit is expected to boost the number of French tourists in the country, Egypt’s state news agency MENA quoted Roumtier as saying.

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Mali premier pledges to curb militancy

The Malian prime minister on Sunday announced a boost to anti-militant operations alongside a programme to disarm and reintegrate militias in the centre of the troubled country. Without specifying the amount of investment, Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga said defence and security forces in the region would be “strengthened,” including the development …

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