The Arab Coalition intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched on Friday by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia toward Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Libya’s interim prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah on Thursday submitted his proposed government for approval by parliament, his office said, a key step towards unifying the war-ravaged nation.
On December 10, 2020, then President Donald Trump tweeted that because “Morocco recognized the United States in 1777,” the United States should return the favor by recognizing “[Moroccan] sovereignty over the Western Sahara.”
Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, et le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) ont lancé mardi un appel de 266 millions de dollars pour pouvoir mettre fin à la réduction des rations alimentaires de plus de 3 millions de réfugiés en Afrique de l’Est.
On February 27, “bandits” attacked the Government Girls Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State and kidnapped some three hundred girls. Government reaction was predictable: search-and-rescue missions and strong statements.
A rundown on jihadi groups’ expansion in the Sahel and Nigeria, the Horn of Africa, and the continent’s southeastern Swahili coast.
Once considered a backwater for jihadists, sub-Saharan Africa is now at the forefront of the counterterrorism landscape. With core ISIS and al-Qaeda reeling from sustained Western counterterrorism campaigns, attention has shifted from former jihadist bases in the Middle East and south Asia, respectively, to the Sahel and Nigeria, the Horn of Africa, and, most recently, the continent’s southeastern Swahili coast. ISIS and al-Qaeda affiliates throughout sub-Saharan Africa are well-positioned to expand their influence, garner new recruits, spread propaganda, and in some cases, capture territory.
UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva have led to the formation of an interim government in Libya, known as the Government of National Unity (GNU).
The interim government must navigate complex political divisions while also tackling issues related to Libya’s banking sector and energy industry.
Despite the world watching closely, Libya remains a country where external actors with powerful connections have operated with impunity.
Factional competition within the government will continue to plague Libya, even as recent progress might seem encouraging.
The Nigerian minister of defense recently enjoined Nigerians to take up arms to defend themselves against marauding bandits in their communities. The minister’s statement aligns with the grim reality that Nigeria has a serious internal security problem—and nobody knows exactly how to solve it.
Isis in Action
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This week Egypt and Russia sought to consolidate relations with Libya’s newly elected executive authority.
On 8 February, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, spoke to the new Prime Minister designate for Libya, Abdul Hameed Dabaiba, and the new President of the Presidency Council, Mohammed Menfi. In his phone calls, Lavrov stated that Russia is ready to work constructively with the new executive authority.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met incoming Libyan prime minister Abdulhamid Dbeibeh in Cairo on Thursday and offered his country’s support in achieving stability in its troubled neighbour, the presidency said in a statement.