Posts Tagged ‘Chad’

Last Week in Maghreb and Sahel Security – Caitlin Dearing Scott & David Bloom

Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC David S. Bloom, MAC June 24, 2015 It has certainly been an interesting week for security in the Maghreb and Sahel, with the region making rare headlines in the US thanks to the alleged killing (or not) of renowned terrorist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, AKA Mr. Marlboro. Initial reports that he was killed in a targeted US airstrike in Libya were confirmed by the Libyan government, but not ...

Morocco, Chad to Strengthen Cooperation in Infrastructure, Aviation, Training [Maghreb Arab Press]

Morocco continues to play a leadership role in Africa, signing several agreements for expanded cooperation and development with Chad: Morocco and Chad signed, on Friday in N’Djamena, three cooperation agreements in the areas of infrastructure, aviation and training. Two of these agreements which were signed by Mohamed Najib Boulif, minister delegate for Transport, and Adoum Younousmi, Chadian minister of Ifrastructure, Transport and Civil aviation, “will undoubtedly boost technical cooperation between ...

Obama Directs Money to Help Fight Terrorism in Africa’s Sahel Region – RFI

  RFI (August 11, 2014) — US President Barack Obama directed nearly 7,500 million euros (10 million dollars) to bolster a major French counterterrorism mission in Africa’s Sahel region. “I hereby determine that an unforeseen emergency exists that requires immediate military assistance to France in its efforts to secure Mali, Niger and Chad from terrorists and violent extremists,” Obama said. The funds will be used to help France with airlift ...

Key Victories in Fight Against Sahel Terrorism Highlights Need for Continued Cooperation – Caitlin Dearing Scott

  . Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC March 18, 2014 Last week, Malian military officials confirmed that Oumar Ould Hamaha, the spokesman for the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) was killed in French airstrikes on March 4 and 5 in the Kidal region. Abou Walid Sahroui, a former ally of most-wanted Sahel terrorist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, was also reportedly killed in the strike along with 12 other AQIM ...
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