Posts Tagged ‘Mali’

Morocco to Play Key Role at US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington

. * Moroccan delegation joins leaders from some 50 African countries in Washington Aug. 4-6 * . MACP (Washington, DC, August 4, 2014) — Beginning today through August 6, Morocco will join leaders from some 50 African countries at the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC. With longstanding ties across the continent, a stable, growing economy, and a record of peaceful reform and progress, Morocco will play a key contributing ...

Mohamed Salah Tamek and the Moroccan Approach to Counterterrorism – David S. Bloom

.  * Morocco has long been recognized as a strong international partner on regional security, but some of its strongest contributions may be overlooked outside of the Maghreb. Its comprehensive strategies to address the root causes of extremism in Morocco and amongst its neighbors can have deep and lasting benefits for regional security.  * . David S. Bloom, MAC May 20, 2014 During his five-year stint as a political prisoner, it ...

Maroc Telecom More Than Doubles its Footprint in Africa – Jean AbiNader

. * Acquires six companies as part of Etisalat’s takeover strategy* . Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC May 16, 2014 In a blockbuster deal announced earlier this week, the UAE telecoms firm, Etisalat, which has just completed its purchase of Vivendi’s 53-percent share of Maroc Telecom, sold its existing African operations to Maroc Telecom. For the Moroccan company, this adds Benin, Central African Republic, a second company in Gabon, Ivory Coast, ...

Real Indicators of the Future for AQIM, Mali, and the Sahara/Sahel Region – David S. Bloom

. * “AQIM and its offshoots leverage money, guns and prayers to establish their presence in poorly governed areas in the Sahel and Sahara… AQIM flourished in Mali and the greater Sahel because of their sophisticated understanding of ‘the local context.’ To truly defeat AQIM and other jihadists, a better understanding of that local context must be forged to address the root problems that fester and spark instability and violence ...

State Department Annual Country Reports on Terrorism 2013: Evolving Threat of Terrorism in the Maghreb and Sahel – Caitlin Dearing Scott

  . * ”Terrorism in the Maghreb and Sahel remains a significant threat, and the extremists driving it will go on exploiting the open space and gaps in security cooperation that continue to define the region.” *  . Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC May 2, 2014 The US State Department Bureau of Counterterrorism released its 2013 annual report on terrorism yesterday. Unsurprisingly, it mirrored much of what we have seen in terrorism news ...
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