Borrell visit to South Africa and Botswana

Brussels 31.01.2023 The EU top diplomat Josep Borrell has concluded his visit to Southern Africa. In South Africa Borrell co-chaired, together with the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Dr Naledi Pandor, the 15th session of the Ministerial Political Dialogue. The meeting was also attended by Commissioner for Health and Food Safety,…

Sahel: remains EU priority

Brussels 23.01.2023 The Foreign Affairs Council had an exchange of views on Sahel and the coastal countries of West Africa, confirming that this region remains a priority for the EU in spite of the worsening security and political situation. 🇪🇺 Foreign Ministers’ discussion on #Sahel reaffirmed the need for critical and constructive #TeamEurope engagement, most…

Niger laments Sahel G5 “death”

Brussels 22.05.2022 Niger’s President Mohamed Bazoum said that Mali’s decision, which came after it was not allowed to assume the group’s rotating presidency, meant the Sahel force was now “dead”.(Image: illustration) Daily Watch – FG suspends FAAC meet after Idris arrest, Niger President says G5 Sahel dead following Malian exit https://t.co/gUbqluU3Yp — SBM Intelligence (@sbmintelligence) May…

G5 Sahel: Chad urges Mali to stay

Brussels 22.05.2022 Chad’s interim president Mahamat Idriss Deby (pictured) has urged Mali’s military junta to reconsider its decision to withdraw from a five-nation military force – G5 Sahel – fighting Islamist militants in the region. G5 SAHEL : le prĂ©sident Mahamat Idriss DĂ©by exhorte le Colonel Assimi GoĂŻta Ă  «reconsidĂ©rer» sa position La dĂ©cision de…

France troops withdrawal from Mali

Brussels 17.02.2022 Ahead of the EU-Africa Union Summit President Macron announces French troops are withdrawing from Mali and will be stationed in other parts of the African region. France and its allies in the long-term anti-jihadist operation in Mali have announced a “coordinated withdrawal” of their forces. A joint statement cited “multiple obstructions” by the…

EU additional €15M aid to Sahel

Brussels 23.12.2021 The EU has allocated €15 million in additional humanitarian funding to Africa’s Sahel region, in response to the unprecedented food crisis affecting more than 8.7 million people in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Mauritania. #Sahel: We have allocated €15 million in additional humanitarian funding to the region, in response to the unprecedented food…

CHAD President Idriss DĂ©by perished

Brussels 20.04.2021 #BREAKING: Chad’s President Idriss DĂ©by has died suddenly in clashes with rebels in the north of the country close to Niger border. His death came shortly after provisional election results projected he would win a sixth term in office, with 80% of the vote. DĂ©by was reportedly wounded on the battlefield on Sunday,…

Burkina Faso: 14 soldiers killed in ambush

Brussels, 13.11.2020 At least 14 soldiers perished and eight others were wounded in an ambush against a military convoy in Burkina Faso, the government said late Thursday. The incident occurred on Wednesday along the Tinakof-Beldiabe road in Burkina Faso’s northern province of Oudalan. “A unit of the Tin-Akoff military detachment in the province of Oudalan,…

SAHEL: EU mobilises €238M

Brussels 09.10.2020 This Monday, November 9, 2020, the Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Mauritanians Abroad, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, co-chaired with the High Representative, Josep Borrell, the 6th G5 ministerial meeting Sahel-EU. .@JosepBorrellF a co-prĂ©sidĂ© avec le Ministre mauritanien des Affaires Ă©trangères, M. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, la 6ème rĂ©union ministĂ©rielle G5 Sahel-UE….

Mali: last French hostage liberated

Brussels 09.10.2020 AMENDED: First images of Mme.Sophie PĂ©tronin, 75, from Bamako Airport, Mali, where she was embraced by her son Sebastian. At present her state of health is unknown, she appeared on video, released by her kidnappers very fragile. Les retrouvailles de SĂ©bastien PĂ©tronin et sa mère, retenue en otage pendant près de 4 ans…