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Pentagon chief Mark Esper on official visit to Algeria

The US Secretary of Defense continues his three-day visit to North Africa, which is also his first trip to the African continent. After Tunisia yesterday, Mark Esper made a stopover in Algiers on October 1, before heading for Morocco tomorrow. No Pentagon leader has visited Algeria since Donald Rumsfeld in 2006. The goal is to strengthen cooperation between the two countries on security issues.…

In Tunisia, the president resumes the debate on the death penalty

While the country has observed a moratorium since 1991, Kaïs Saïed voted for the death penalty after the murder of a young woman last week near Tunis. "Anyone who kills a person for no reason deserves the death penalty," the head of state said Monday night. Several NGOs point out that the death penalty has no preventive effect.…

The G5, Minusma and the EU are committed to more coordination

The members of the G5 Sahel and Minusma, the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, will intensify their coordination in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel with the help of the European Union. The commitment was made on Tuesday, September 29, during a trialogue in Nouakchott, Mauritania. At this meeting in the capital of Mauritania, the exchanges concerned, in particular the military equipment of the Joint Force G5 Sahel which is still awaiting the arrival of 24 staff carriers, as promised by the European Union last…

Pentagon chief Mark Esper on tour in the Maghreb

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper will begin a three-day visit to North Africa on Wednesday 30 September. Mark Esper makes his first trip to the African continent. He will talk about anti-jihadist cooperation. First step, Wednesday: Tunisia. Mark Esper has a meeting with President Kaïs Saied and his Minister of Defense. About the program: strengthening ties between the United States and Tunisia and the fight against jihadist organizations. And it should also be a question of China's and Russia's activities on the African…

in Egypt, rival factions discuss security and common strength

Discussions continue to find a way out of the crisis in Libya. In the conflict between the camp in Tripoli and the east, there are three aspects: political, economic and security. At this last point, Egypt is to host a committee of five soldiers from each camp next month. To prepare for this meeting, two delegations from rival factions met on Monday in Hurghada.…

a plague on the economies of the African continent

Corruption, smuggling, tax evasion ... Capital flight would represent $ 88 billion a year in lost earnings for the continent. An estimate from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Unctad. According to the UN, the capital flight on the continent would represent $ 88 billion, but since this is illegal practice, it is an estimate. A rather low estimate even indicates Unctad. These $ 88 billion lost to African countries more or less represent what the continent receives each year if we add official…

Algae lawyers strike for independent justice

Since then, I believe that for more than a year, there have been hundreds of lawsuits against militants, activists, journalists, without these activists or these militants having committed offenses punishable by Algerian criminal law. It is only that they expressed themselves over Hirak, the management of the country's affairs. It is for this reason that there have been a lot of lawsuits, there are dozens and dozens of Algerians sitting in prisons for having expressed an opinion. And we, the lawyers, felt unable to do…

the untraceable successor of Salamé as the UN Special Envoy

For seven months, Libya has been awaiting the UN appointment of a new special envoy to succeed Ghassan Salamé and the interim who took over the post from Stéphanie Williams. This country, divided between two powers, and which has been living in chaos since 2011, is going through a delicate period following the announcement of a ceasefire last month, which must be consolidated ... At the end of September, the American special correspondent Stéphanie Williams will leave her post. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is…

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