After a high-profile government announcement, and a series of consultations in recent weeks, the national dialogue opened on September 30, 2019, in Yaoundé, Cameroon and is expected to last for a week. A large number of actors are invited to participate: several opposition political parties, civil society organizations and religious leaders (including the Catholic Church) have responded to Prime Minister Joseph Dion’s invitation to all “peace-loving” Cameroonians.
“This volatile security situation is essentially seasonal, and linked to the transhumance of Zaghawa herders and their herds. The intensity and lethality of clashes have increased over the years for at least two reasons.” […]
Will the establishment of US Air Force Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, make a tangible difference in the fight against terrorism? This major project – whose delivery had already been postponed once at the end of 2018 after delays due to weather conditions – is one of the assets of the American military presence in Niger.
“It is clear that some of the population in Sudan remains dissatisfied with the agreement between the TMC and the FFC on the transition, especially since the implementation of the Political Declaration and the Constitutional Declaration will not be followed by direct effects perceptible to the population (the TMC will be dissolved, but the military will retain the presidency of the Sovereign Transition Council during the first 21 months of the transition).” […]