Johan Verheyden

1,073 Added | 4 Magazines | 12 Likes | 1 Following | 152 Followers | @jverheyden | Keep up with Johan Verheyden on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Johan Verheyden”

No peace for peacekeepers to keep in Mali, says retired UN commander

The current deployment of UN troops in Mali is much more a counter-insurgency campaign than a traditional UN peacekeeping mission, said retired Major …

Africa

Are 2 RCAF Chinooks enough for the Mali mission?

Melissa Kent, the CBC correspondent at the United Nations, has raised some interesting points in her article today about Canada’s contribution to the …

Canada

Franc CFA : Carlos Lopes et Abdourahmane Sarr réagissent aux propositions de DSK

Le Bissau-guinéen Carlos Lopes, ancien secrétaire de la Commission économique des Nations unies pour l’Afrique, et le Sénégalais Abdourahmane Sarr, …

Afrique

Mali : à trois mois de la présidentielle, l’Adema-PASJ suspendue au choix de Dioncounda Traoré

Désigné candidat du parti des abeilles, l'ex-président de transition se mure dans un silence qui entretient les doutes sur sa volonté de se présenter …

Afrique

West Africa: French Tycoon Questioned Over Alleged Corruption in Africa

Vincent Bollore at a Unesco conference in 2013.<p><i>French billionaire Vincent Bollore has been detained on suspicion of corruption when making deals to</i> …

Africa

Mali: la Coordination du MOC s’inquiète du non-respect du calendrier fixé par la CTS

Mali

Jihadists Gain Strength Even as Troops Arrive in West Africa

As a convoy of United Nations police on a night patrol stopped to chat with residents on the sand-blown streets of the central Malian city of Sevare, …

Africa

Mali: Barkhane revient sur sa collaboration avec la MINUSMA et les groupes signataires

Mali

Mali: ce qu'il faut savoir de l’évasion de 25 détenus de la prison de Ouelessebougou

Mali

Rockets shake Mali's Timbuktu, no casualties: French army

BAMAKO/PARIS (Reuters) - Homemade rockets shook the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Sunday near U.N. and French military bases where Islamist militants launched a deadly suicide raid last weekend, France's army said.<p>No one was hurt this time around as the two or three rockets exploded outside the …

Africa

UPDATE 2-Rockets shake Mali's Timbuktu, no casualties - French army

(Adds details from French army)<p>BAMAKO/PARIS, April 22 (Reuters) - Homemade rockets shook the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Sunday near U.N. and French military bases where Islamist militants launched a deadly suicide raid last weekend, France’s army said.<p>No one was hurt this time around as the …

North Africa

US builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of extremism fight

AGADEZ, Niger (AP) — On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the U.S. Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest front in America's battle against the growing extremist threat in Africa's vast Sahel region.<p>Three hangars and the first layers of a runway command a sandy, barren …

Africa

Afghanistan in Afrika

Gigantische Rückzugsgebiete in der Sahara, eine schwache Regierung in der Hauptstadt: Mali bietet Terroristen beste Bedingungen. Für westliche …

Paris et Riyad mettent 200 millions d’euros dans des projets de développement au Sahel

Plusieurs pays du Sahel vont bénéficier de projets de développement destinés à « améliorer des infrastructures essentielles » en Afrique, à hauteur …

Turquie

Mali : l'attaque de Tombouctou revendiquée par un groupe lié à Al-Qaïda

Le Groupe de soutien à l'islam et aux musulmans, la principale alliance jihadiste du Sahel, liée à Al-Qaïda, a revendiqué l'attaque du 14 avril à …

Terrorisme

Mali : 15 « terroristes » neutralisés, un soldat tué dans une opération antijihadiste

Quinze "terroristes" ont été neutralisés vendredi dans le centre du Mali lors d'une opération contre les groupes jihadistes, au cours de laquelle un …

Terrorisme

Drone base in Niger widens a murky US war

AIR BASE 201, Niger — Rising from a barren stretch of African scrubland, a half-finished drone base represents the newest front line in the United …

National Security

A Shadowy War’s Newest Front: A Drone Base Rising From Saharan Dust

AIR BASE 201, Niger — Rising from a barren stretch of African scrubland, a half-finished drone base represents the newest front line in America’s global shadow war.<p>At its center, hundreds of Air Force personnel are feverishly working to complete a $110 million airfield that, when finished in the …

Military

MPs ask questions about Mali combat – senior Canadian officer says combat debate “nonsensical”

The Conservative government’s defence critic says it is inappropriate for a senior Canadian Forces officer to question the right of MPs to raise …

Canada

Soldiers killed in Niger had limited combat experience before attack

The four solders killed in an ambush in Niger this month had "little to no combat experience," and one of them had never been deployed abroad before, …

Military

Al-Qaida claims deadly attack on French, UN forces in Mali

Al-Qaida extremists have claimed responsibility for an attack in northern Mali that killed a U.N. peacekeeper and wounded seven French soldiers.<p>SITE …

Niger Ambush Investigation Complete, Families of Fallen to Be Briefed

The families of the four troops killed in the Niger ambush last October will soon get individual, closed briefings on the findings of the …

Military

Gold production resumes at two Randgold mines in Mali after strikes: union | Reuters

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Work has resumed at two gold mines operated by Randgold Resources in Mali, after strikes that halted production since Wednesday, a senior union official told Reuters.<p>The strike at the Loulo and Gounkoto mines was related to the payment of bonuses, but an agreement was reached on …

Environmentalism

Violence Pushes Malians Into Burkina Faso

Violence Pushes Malians Into Burkina FasoThe United Nations says ethnic violence in central Mali has driven 3,000 people into northern Burkina Faso, …

Africa

" Mauvais traitements " de migrants maliens en Algérie : Bamako dément le " rappel " de son ambassadeur

Les chancelleries des deux pays ont démenti les informations faisant état du " rappel pour consultation " de l'ambassadeur et du consul général du …

Afrique

The Photographer Who Captured Life in Mid-Century Burkina Faso

You’ve almost surely never heard of Sanlé Sory. Beginning in the late 1950s, he was a neighborhood studio photographer in what was then called Upper …

Burkina Faso

Strike halts gold output at two Randgold mines in Mali: union

BAMAKO (Reuters) - A workers’ strike in Mali has halted gold production at two mines run by Randgold Resources since Wednesday, a senior union official told Reuters on Thursday.<p>The strike at the Loulo and Gounkoto mines was related to the payment of bonuses and would continue until the issue was …

Mali

Mali - Ag Acharatoumane (MSA) : " L'État islamique au Grand Sahara ne sera pas vaincu par des forces étrangères "

Le chef du Mouvement pour le salut de l'Azawad (MSA), Moussa Ag Acharatoumane, revient pour Jeune Afrique sur la " guerre " engagée contre l'État …

Afrique

Canada Commits Peacekeepers to Mali, but Still Falls Short of Trudeau’s Promises

In mid-March, Canada announced it would be sending 250 troops and six helicopters on a 12-month deployment to support the United Nations peacekeeping …

Canada

China to send 395 peacekeepers to Mali

China will dispatch 395 peacekeepers in May to Mali for one year on a UN mission.<p>[File photo: IC]<p>Officially formed on Wednesday, the battalion will …

Peace