AFRICOM, Algeria improve security co-operation

Maintaining security and preventing harm to everyday civilians are on the top of the agenda for Algeria US Africa Command.….Several African nations agreed this week in Dakar, as Senegalese Interior Minister Becaye Diop put it, “to act more and talk less” about the flow of drugs from South America to the African continent and the dangerous partnership between drug-traffickers and terrorists.
“Rich or poor, there is no region in the world which could alone cope with transnational organised crime,” United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) chief Antonio Maria Costa told the UN Security Council on Thursday (February 25th), adding that the best solution is to strengthen co-operation, information-sharing and joint action.

Recent visits to Algeria by United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) officers and other US officials show many local observers that such co-operation in the fight against terrorist groups in the African Sahel is exactly what Algeria and the US hope to achieve…read more

 
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