North African spy chiefs set up joint intelligence centre

Mathias Vermeulen

Last Wednesday the heads of intelligence services of four Northern African countries (Algeria, Niger, Mauritania, and Mali) have set up a joint intelligence agency which aims to collect information on terrorist activities and make them available to their joint military operations center based in Tamanrasset in the Sahel. Other countries including Burkina Faso, Chad, and Libya are expected to join the four member coalition at a latter date. (more on