Focus ISRAEL MALI Defence Issue dated 09/11/2020

Africa gives Israeli firms IAI, Elbit and Mer a back door into the worldwide UN base security market

By dint of hard lobbying, Israel's IAI, Elbit and Mer groups have succeeded in landing the contract for the provision of protection at MINUSMA camps in Mali. They are now looking to repeat the feat at the 40 or so UN peacekeeping bases throughout the world, some of them in the Middle East. [...] (953 words)
Israeli companies will provide equipment to strengthen security at MINUSMA bases (above in Kidal).
Israeli companies will provide equipment to strengthen security at MINUSMA bases (above in Kidal). ©Adama Diarra/Reuters
By dint of hard lobbying, Israel's IAI, Elbit and Mer groups have succeeded in landing the contract for the provision of protection at MINUSMA camps in Mali. They are now looking to repeat the feat at the 40 or so UN peacekeeping bases throughout the world, some of them in the Middle East. [...] (953 words)
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