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.
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)
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
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,