Morocco participates in workshop on fight against transnational threats in Sahel

Dakar – A workshop on “the fight against transnational threats in the Sahel” kicked off Monday in Dakar with the participation of a number of experts and specialists from several international and regional organizations as well as several countries including Morocco.Initiated by the African Centre for Strategic Studies (ACSS), the U.S. Embassy in Dakar, the Senegalese government, this five-day seminar will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss different strategic approaches to fight transnational threats in the region.This meeting, which is also supported by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM ) and the Center for Strategic Studies of the Middle East and the South Asia, also seeks to examine the nature, scope and implications of transnational threats, and to identify and assess the strengths and weaknesses of national, regional and international initiatives on the matter. Speaking at the opening session of the workshop, to resume behind closed doors, Senegalese Interior Minister Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo, said the challenges in the Sahel region pose a real danger and a threat to international peace and security.“The Sahel is still witnessing multifaceted crises which makes it a breeding ground for criminal networks of all kinds, often maintained by terrorist organizations,” he recalled, noting that such a situation makes the countries of the region increasingly vulnerable to insecurity, resulting from various transnational illicit trafficking, mainly of people, drugs and weapons. read more

WATCH Drake goes retro in new music video

I REALLY NEEDED THIS I DIDN’T KNOW HOW MUCH I NEEDED IT UNTIL DRAKE GAVE IT TO US.#Degrassi— (@SeIenaskru) June 14, 2018 Drake’s Degrassi reunion for his “I’m Upset” video is everything Degrassi fans needed and more the fact that he showed old videos of the cast when they were kids and used the Degrassi theme song at the end of the video DRAKE IS THE GOATDON’T @ MEIDCIDCIDC— Caitlin (@BabyElise__) June 14, 2018 Drake took us all the way back to the early 2000s with a full “Degrassi” reunion in his new music video for “I’m Upset.”The rapper, who played Jimmy Brooks on the Canadian teen drama from 2001 to 2009, goes back to Degrassi High in the Karena Evans-directed music video.The six-minute video features cameos by many of the rapper’s co-stars including Ephraim Ellis (Rick Murray), Nina Dobrev (Mia Jones), Lauren Collins (Paige Brooks), Shane Kippel (Gavin “Spinner” Mason), Stefan Brogran (Archie “Snake” Simpson) and many others.Jay and Silent Bob—Kevin Smith’s signature creations—also made an appearance.While Jimmy is apparently no longer in a wheelchair, at one point in the clip his new friends get their revenge on Rick for shooting him in the back 14 years ago.Reaction to the video has been quick.THIS IS NOT A DRILL, DRAKE LITERALLY PUT THE ENTIRE DEGRASSI CAST IN HIS NEW VIDEO I AM NOT OKKKKK — Farrah Moan (@farrahrized) June 14, 2018 Netflix Canada will now just be Drake’s I’m Upset music video playing on repeat— Netflix “the gay Canadian one” Canada (@Netflix_CA) June 14, 2018 Drake has since hinted that his new album “Scorpion” will be released on June 29. read more