[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here’s an overview of the international players in uniform.
[ISS] Migrant boat crossings in the Mediterranean usually peak around July and August but the number of boats dropped dramatically in 2017. This comes largely as a result of a migration-focused unilateral intervention by Italy, which needed to show results to a frustrated electorate that has borne a lot of Europe’s migrant burden.
[Vanguard] In a bid to stop certain information in circulation against Jamatu Ahlis sunnah lil daawati wal jihad group, Boko haram as it is widely known has in a new video clip threatened to attack some media houses in Nigeria.
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received on Saturday 16/12/2017 French Defense Minister Florence Parly in presence of Minister of Defense and Military Production Sedki Sobhi.
[RFI] Rwanda’s defence minister has refused to comply with a French examining magistrate’s summons to face a witness who accuses him of involvement in the shooting-down of then-president Juvénal Habyaramina’s plane, an event that is believed to have sparked the 1994 genocide.
[Deutsche Welle] With an increasing number of migrants from Africa crossing the Mediterranean, the EU-Africa summit is going to be about forging a new kind of partnership to deal with this.
[MFWA] There has been another deadly crackdown on opposition demonstrations in Togo, with official sources reporting four deaths.
[Vanguard] France has denied information that the Financial headquarters of the proscribed Indeginous People of Biafra (IPOB) is located in that country.
[Leadership] Abuja -The federal government hinted yesterday that it has traced the financial headquarters of indigenous people of biafra (IPOB) to France.
[RFI] Liverpool have agreed a 51 million euro deal with German side RB Leipzig for Guinean midfielder Naby Keita.