Posts Tagged ‘Mali’

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 ...

Real African solutions to Africa’s challenges | The Hill

J. Peter Pham of the Atlantic Council on how Morocco has been on the forefront of finding African Solutions to African development issues: [...] Increasingly, a number of African countries have also turned to Morocco, not only for the example of its decade-old National Human Development Initiative (INDH), which since its inception has invested over $6 billion on more than 700 locally administered educational and other anti-poverty projects, but also ...

On World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, Shared Commitment from Morocco – Caitlin Dearing Scott

  Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC May 7, 2015 This Friday, May 8th, countries from the US to the Philippines will celebrate World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day – an annual reminder of the principles of this humanitarian movement:  to prevent and alleviate human suffering, thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world. This year, the focus is on the fundamental principles in ...

This Week in Maghreb and Sahel Security – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC January 23, 2015 As the security situation continues to deteriorate in Yemen and Libya, the same appears true on the other side of the Middle East. Despite ongoing negotiations, tensions remain rife in northern Mali. On Wednesday, the UN Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) confirmed that it responded to an armed attack against its troops by MNLA rebels in Tabankort – the site of several demonstrations and ...

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 ...
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