Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

Africa’s Sahel seeks new ways to fight terrorism

Monday, January 13, 2020 Comments Off on Africa’s Sahel seeks new ways to fight terrorism

Heads of state from West Africa and France will gather in the French town of Pau to find new strategies against jihadists in the Sahel. But resistance to the presence of French troops in the African region is growing.

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Libya Rebels Say They Seized Key Coastal City

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Comments Off on Libya Rebels Say They Seized Key Coastal City

Rebel forces in Libya say they have taken control of Sirte following what media reports describe as a rapid advance on the strategic coastal city.

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Turkey Starts Military Deployment in Libya as International Pressure Rises

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey Starts Military Deployment in Libya as International Pressure Rises

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Monday that Turkish forces would do their duty in Libya after being deployed to support the country’s besieged Government of National Accord.

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Turkish Military Contingent Deploys to Libya – Erdogan

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Comments Off on Turkish Military Contingent Deploys to Libya – Erdogan

The Libyan National Army (LNA) commander, Khalifa Haftar, announced a “decisive battle” for Tripoli. His opponents, the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), responded by asking Turkey to provide military support, prompting Haftar to declare a general mobilization of his forces to resist what he describes as a foreign invasion.

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Turkey to increase military support to Libya if necessary: President Erdogan

Sunday, January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey to increase military support to Libya if necessary: President Erdogan

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey will increase its military support to Libya’s internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) if necessary and will evaluate military options there.

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Pentagon Considering Major US Troops Pullback From Africa – Reports

Sunday, January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Pentagon Considering Major US Troops Pullback From Africa – Reports

The Department of Defence contemplates scaling down or completely withdrawing US troops from West Africa as the first phase of US reallocating its forces to address the great power competition with China and Russia, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

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Tearing down the walls of vested interests in the Middle East and North Africa

Monday, December 2, 2019 Comments Off on Tearing down the walls of vested interests in the Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) needs bolder and deeper economic reforms. GDP growth is projected to be 0.6 percent in the region in 2019, a fraction of what is needed to create enough jobs for its fast-growing working-age population. Even in the few countries that have had periods of higher growth since the […]

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Tensions et malaise entre le Mali et le Burkina : Le Colonel-major Silas Keita à Bamako pour exiger des comptes!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Comments Off on Tensions et malaise entre le Mali et le Burkina : Le Colonel-major Silas Keita à Bamako pour exiger des comptes!

Le Mali et le Burkina Faso sont deux pays confrontés aux mêmes défis et aux mêmes menaces. De ce fait, le contexte devrait nécessiter plus de coordination et d’action pour faire à la nébuleuse terroriste.

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Soldats maliens tombés à Tabancort : Le bilan s’alourdit à 43 morts

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Comments Off on Soldats maliens tombés à Tabancort : Le bilan s’alourdit à 43 morts

Après l’embuscade contre les FAMa dans la région de Menaka, précisément à Tabancort, le bilan initial provisoire de 24 morts était passé à une trentaine de corps inhumés hier à Gao.

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Mali – Embuscade de Tabankort: Le récit des évènements

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Comments Off on Mali – Embuscade de Tabankort: Le récit des évènements

Des combats ont fait plus de 40 mo rts dans les rangs de l’armée malienne, lundi 18 novembre, dans l’est du Mali dans un contexte de dégradation sécuritaire continue.

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As Turkey admits to arming Libya militants, Ankara’s open support is causing conflict

Friday, July 5, 2019 Comments Off on As Turkey admits to arming Libya militants, Ankara’s open support is causing conflict

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he is supplying militias backing the Tripoli government with arms, armoured vehicles and drones.

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Inside Intelligence: ‘Israel-Egypt cooperation key to beating back ISIS in Sinai’

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Comments Off on Inside Intelligence: ‘Israel-Egypt cooperation key to beating back ISIS in Sinai’

Ex-US counterterrorism chief Nick Rasmussen talks to the ‘Post’ about regional threats, cooperation with Israeli intelligence and redefining international terrorism.

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Libye : découverte de missiles américains sur une base pro-Haftar selon le GNA

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Comments Off on Libye : découverte de missiles américains sur une base pro-Haftar selon le GNA

Les forces loyales au Gouvernement d’union nationale (GNA) en Libye ont présenté samedi à des journalistes des armes “modernes” de fabrication américaine et chinoise, qu’elles affirment avoir saisi dans une base des combattants rivaux du maréchal Haftar.

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Turkey vows ‘heavy price’ in case of any aggression by Libya’s Haftar

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Comments Off on Turkey vows ‘heavy price’ in case of any aggression by Libya’s Haftar

Turkey’s Defense Minister Hulusi Akar says Ankara will retaliate against any attack by militia fighting for renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar, who has ordered to target Turkish interests in Libya.

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Al-Shabaab waning as Kenya takes fight to their home bases

Saturday, June 29, 2019 Comments Off on Al-Shabaab waning as Kenya takes fight to their home bases

Police officers display explosives and terrorist literature, among other items, seized in a security operation to flush out Al-Shaabab suspects in Mvakani village, Kwale County, on March 8.

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Documents Suggest Russian Contractor Key Figure for Kremlin in Africa

Sunday, June 16, 2019 Comments Off on Documents Suggest Russian Contractor Key Figure for Kremlin in Africa

A Russian military contractor indicted last year by U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller for meddling in domestic American politics is emerging as a key figure in a wide-ranging Kremlin influence operation aimed at boosting Russian clout in Africa at the expense of Western powers, according to documents obtained by an investigative unit funded by an […]

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L’Europe doit unir ses forces en Afrique

Monday, June 10, 2019 Comments Off on L’Europe doit unir ses forces en Afrique

Face à l’influence croissante de la Chine et d’autres pays émergents en Afrique, l’Europe doit parler d’une seule voix, grâce à une nouvelle Politique africaine commune (PAC), pour faire valoir son système de valeurs et trouver de nouveaux leviers de croissance.

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Libyan Army Accuses Turkey of Providing Military Support to Brotherhood

Monday, June 10, 2019 Comments Off on Libyan Army Accuses Turkey of Providing Military Support to Brotherhood

Karama operations media center of the Libyan National Army (LNA) has said ‘Turkish drones’ had targeted several regions in the south of the capital Tripoli. The center accused Turkey of making a “blatant intervention in support of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood and its militias despite a UN Security Council arms embargo on Libya.”

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Moroccan police arrest three for planning terrorist attacks

Thursday, June 6, 2019 Comments Off on Moroccan police arrest three for planning terrorist attacks

Three ISIS-linked extremists were arrested in Morocco on Monday after planning to “execute terrorist attacks,” according to the counterterrorism office in the North African country.

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Libye : Emmanuel Macron recevra le maréchal Khalifa Haftar à Paris

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Comments Off on Libye : Emmanuel Macron recevra le maréchal Khalifa Haftar à Paris

Le président français Emmanuel Macron recevra la semaine prochaine le maréchal Khalifa Haftar, l’homme fort de l’Est libyen, afin de tenter de relancer le processus politique dans le pays.

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Hezbollah blasts US over new Iran mining sanctions

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Comments Off on Hezbollah blasts US over new Iran mining sanctions

Lebanese terror group says US ignores international law, follows ‘law of the jungle,’ amid escalating row between Washington and Tehran.

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Egyptian Journalist Ibrahim Eissa: Islamic Terrorism Will End Only When Muslims Stop Trying To Restore Their Past

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Egyptian Journalist Ibrahim Eissa: Islamic Terrorism Will End Only When Muslims Stop Trying To Restore Their Past

On April 14, 2019, Ibrahim Issa discussed Islamic terrorism in a monologue on his talk show, which is aired on the American Al-Hurra TV. Ibrahim Issa said that ISIS, Al-Qaeda, terrorism, and extremism will only come to an end if Muslims get rid of the “black triangle.” This “black triangle,” described by Issa, is comprised […]

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Articles In Egyptian Media Respond To Egypt’s Reported Withdrawal From ‘Arab NATO’: Al-Sisi Thwarted A Plan By ‘The Satan And Gang Leader Of The World’ To Embroil The Arab World And Egypt In A Confrontation With Iran

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Articles In Egyptian Media Respond To Egypt’s Reported Withdrawal From ‘Arab NATO’: Al-Sisi Thwarted A Plan By ‘The Satan And Gang Leader Of The World’ To Embroil The Arab World And Egypt In A Confrontation With Iran

On April 8, 2019, officials from eight countries – Saudi Arabia, the U.S., the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Jordan – convened in Riyadh to discuss the U.S. initiative to form the “Middle East Strategic Alliance,” also known as the “Arab NATO,” aimed at confronting Iran’s growing influence in the region.[1] Egypt did not […]

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Interior Ministry apprehends ISIS terrorist in Tripoli

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Comments Off on Interior Ministry apprehends ISIS terrorist in Tripoli

The Libyan Interior Ministry of the Presidential Council said Monday it had arrested an ISIS terrorist in Tajoura, Tripoli, saying he is the second to be apprehended in ten days.

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France reports major security operation in central Mali

Monday, April 15, 2019 Comments Off on France reports major security operation in central Mali

France reported yesterday that its forces completed a nearly three-week long security operation in central Mali’s Gourma region alongside the Malian military. The campaign targeted constituent groups of al Qaeda’s Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM) and reportedly left at least 30 jihadists dead.

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Could Libya be Russia’s new Syria?

Sunday, April 14, 2019 Comments Off on Could Libya be Russia’s new Syria?

The rumors that Libyan General Khalifa Haftar has Kremlin support are as consistent as his advance on the country’s capital. In Syria, Russia has flexed its military muscles — but it isn’t showing its cards on Libya yet.

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US, Britain, Norway Demand ‘Political Transition’ Plan in Sudan

Sunday, April 14, 2019 Comments Off on US, Britain, Norway Demand ‘Political Transition’ Plan in Sudan

The U.S., Britain and Norway demanded Tuesday that Sudanese authorities deliver a “credible plan for political transition” as deadly demonstrations seeking the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir continued for a fourth day.

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Libya FILE – 1

Thursday, April 11, 2019 Comments Off on Libya FILE – 1

Libya, the imperialism-devastated oil-rich African country, is going through escalated armed conflict for the last few days.

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Libye : l’appel de l’ONU à une trêve ignoré

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Comments Off on Libye : l’appel de l’ONU à une trêve ignoré

De violents combats opposent dimanche 7 avril près de Tripoli en Libye les forces du maréchal Khalifa Haftar, qui veut conquérir la capitale, à ses rivaux du Gouvernement d’union nationale (GNA), les belligérants ignorant l’appel de l’ONU à une « trêve humanitaire ».

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Boko Haram top commander killed

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Comments Off on Boko Haram top commander killed

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has neutralised a Boko Haram commander, Malloum Moussa and 15 of his foot soldiers during a clearance operation on Lake Chad Island. According to a statement by Col. Timothy Antigha, the spokesman of the task force on Sunday, troops destroyed five gun trucks belonging to the terrorists during the […]

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Tunisia says U.N. official arrested in anti-terrorism probe: agency

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Comments Off on Tunisia says U.N. official arrested in anti-terrorism probe: agency

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisian authorities have detained a U.N. official involved in monitoring an international arms embargo on Libya as part of an investigation by an anti-terrorism unit, state news agency TAP said on Saturday. It was the first time Tunisia had confirmed the arrest of the official, Tunisian national Moncef Kartas, who a U.N. […]

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Centrafrique : ce que prévoit l’accord d’Addis-Abeba entre le gouvernement et les groupes armés

Monday, March 25, 2019 Comments Off on Centrafrique : ce que prévoit l’accord d’Addis-Abeba entre le gouvernement et les groupes armés

Le gouvernement et les groupes armés centrafricains ont trouvé le 20 mars un nouvel accord de sortie de crise. Celui-ci prévoit un nouveau remaniement et un gouvernement au sein duquel les ministères régaliens devront être partagés entre les deux camps.

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Origins of the Libyan Conflict and Options for Its Resolution

Saturday, March 9, 2019 Comments Off on Origins of the Libyan Conflict and Options for Its Resolution

In the 42 years preceding the 2011 uprising, Muammar Gaddafi controlled all power in Libya. Since the uprising, Libyans, fragmented by geography, tribe, ideology, and history, have resisted having anyone, foreigner or Libyan, telling them what to do. In the process, they have frustrated efforts of outsiders to help them rebuild institutions at the national […]

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Jihadist leader in Mali denies reports of his death

Saturday, March 9, 2019 Comments Off on Jihadist leader in Mali denies reports of his death

One of the co-founders and senior leaders of al Qaeda’s Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM), Amadou Kouffa, denied reports of his death in a video published by the group. The French and Malian governments claimed Kouffa was killed last November, however, JNIM has consistently denied these reports.

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South Sudan’s President Calls for No Revenge Attacks

Friday, March 8, 2019 Comments Off on South Sudan’s President Calls for No Revenge Attacks

South Sudan’s president is calling on his people to refrain from revenge attacks, as the country tries to move on from a brutal civil war.

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