Tag Archives | Borders

€90.5m from EU to Strengthen Border Management

EU Trust Fund for Africa: additional €90.5 million to strengthen border management and protection of migrants in North Africa The European Commission has approved 3 new migration-related programmes in Northern Africa totalling more than €90 million. This follows last week’s European Council’s conclusions in which Leaders committed to stepping up support along the Central Mediterranean […]

EU gives €46m to support Border Management in Libya

EU adopts €46 million programme to support integrated migration and border management in Libya The EU Trust Fund for Africa has adopted a programme worth €46 million to reinforce the integrated migration and border management capacities of the Libyan authorities. The new actions respond to the measures proposed under an action plan to address migratory […]

Algeria to Build Electric Fence on Libyan Border

Algeria is planning to build a 120-km electric fence on its border with Libya, according to reports from several Libyan and Algerian newspapers. The aim is to improve security on the porous border and stop the infiltration of terrorists. There has been no official confirmation of these reports from Algerian or Libyan government officials. (Source: […]

UK to sends Troops to Libya-Tunisia Border

The United Kingdom is sending about 20 troops to Tunisia to help stop people crossing illegally from neighbouring Libya. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon (pictured) said on Monday that a training team from the 4th Infantry Brigade would help Tunisian authorities, adding that Britain was willing to provide military advice and training to Libya’s new unity […]

Tunisia Builds Barrier Along Libya Border

Tunisia has completed the first part of the 125-mile (200-km) barrier along its border with Libya. The barrier, made of sand banks and water trenches, is intended to deter terrroism and smuggling. According to a report from BBC News, Tunisia’s defence minister, Farhat Horchani (pictured), said the second phase of the project would involve installing electronic […]

Libya Pulls Out of Joint Border Force

A Sudanese army spokesman has said that Libya has pulled out of the joint border force with Sudan. According to Libya Herald, when the force was announced in 2012, it appeared to be more a diplomatic move by the-then Zeidan government than a major military initiative. The route from Kufra to Sudan and Chad has, […]

Algeria Steps Up Border Control

According to local media, the Algerian army has recently acquired 1,680 vehicles for border control, amid rising concerns over possible terrorist infiltration and smugglers from neighbouring Libya. The desert border between Algeria and Libya is over 1,000 kilometers long. (Source: ANSAMed)