The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali has, after years of hesitancy, launched a tender for the provision of surveillance aircraft it sorely needs. A host of international providers with strong credentials will make for a tight race.
Turkish paramilitary company Sadat, headed by former Turkish general Adnan Tanriverdi, has set up a partnership with Fawzi Boukatif-led Libyan company Security Side to train the forces fighting for Fayez Sarraj's Government of National Accord.
The European naval operation IRINI is still incapable of stopping arms from entering Libya, the very reason it was set up.
Following the failure of the humanitarian truce called for on March 18 by the United Nations to prevent the coronavirus (Covid-19) spreading in Libya, nothing seems likely to stop the fighting in Tripoli between Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) [.
It took government of national accord (GNA) chief Fayez Sarraj just an hour and a half to put himself under Turkey's protection… and risk turning the Libyan conflict into a direct confrontation between foreign armies.
Fayez Sarraj, who is under siege in Tripoli from a Khalifa Haftar who is still on the attack despite heavy losses, is looking for support in… Washington. To help him resist the eastern general's offensive, the head of the government [.
The power grab made by Khalifa Haftar, who launched an attempt to capture Tripoli from Jufra on April 4, risks destroying the fragile mesh of tribal and military appliances which have enabled him to reach the approaches to the city.
President Emmanuel Macron of France, who is manoeuvring again following the failure of the Libyan peace conference in Palermo in November (MC 1316), has relaunched his diplomatic-security drive in Libya in the hope of getting an agreement to hold elections [.
Khalifa Haftar's decision to hand over control of the oil crescent to the eastern Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC), as [...]
In inviting a delegation from Misrata to Paris this week, French president Emmanuel Macron is trying to repair the highly conspicuous absence of an envoy from the city-state at the inter-Libyan summit in Paris on May 29 (MC 1295).
France's DGSE external security service is directly involved in the [...]
As he battles to retake the city of Derna, General Khalifa Haftar has received decisive assistance from France in the form of a reconnaissance aircraft operated by CAE Aviation, a company which also works for the French external intelligence service, [.