Archive for September, 2015

Tunisia joins international coalition to defeat militant group Islamic State (Daesh)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Comments Off

Tunisia announced on Tuesday night, his membership in the international coalition to defeat militant group Islamic State (Daesh). The announcement was given on Tuesday in New York in the president’s remarks Beji Caid Essebsi delivered on his behalf by Prime Minister Habib Essid. “Currently, Tunisia examines the areas of contribution to the international coalition. We […]

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European Union, the Arab League urges all Libyan parties to sign a political agreement

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Comments Off

Head of the foreign policy of the EU Federica Mogherini, and the Secretary General of the Arab League, Nabil Elaraby, urged all parties to sign the agreement that was filed after negotiations with them. A statement issued by the EU said Mogherini and Elaraby, who met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to […]

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Turkish Consulate in Misrata in Libya after the grenade attack closed

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Comments Off

Turkish consulate in the Libyan city of Misrata closed after a grenade attack on Monday morning, according to a security source. “A man wearing civilian clothes was followed by the consulate of surveillance cameras in downtown Misrata. He tried to cross the external walls of the consulate, but failed. Then he threw a hand grenade […]

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The UN is promised 40,000 more peacekeepers

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Comments Off

Led by the US, fifty countries have promised Monday to provide additional 40,000 peacekeepers, when the UN peacekeeping missions are overstretched and vulnerable. US President Barack Obama had convened on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York summit on ways to strengthen the 16 UN missions around the world, which already serve […]

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Nigeria has warned about further violence in the oil-rich south

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Comments Off

Nigeria was warned Tuesday that violence could resume in the southern oil producer, exacerbating the strain on resources already stretched by Boko Haram in the north, and reduced gross income. The International Crisis Group said that the root causes of the insurgency in the Niger Delta remain strategic “largely neglected” and action was needed to […]

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CAR President stuck at the airport

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Comments Off

Heavy fighting between militias and UN peacekeepers erupted in the Central African Republic on Tuesday as President Catherine Samba-Panza rushed at the beginning of the United Nations General Assembly in order to end days violence in which at least 37 people died. Samba-Panza, who blamed ousted President François Bozizé to fan violence, was grounded at […]

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Deserted streets of Bangui, as terrified residents inside home

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Comments Off

The streets of the capital of the Central African Republic were deserted, with residents terrified at the shelter inside and tens of thousands of people fleeing their homes after three days of shooting and blood. “We fear that the violence we see in Bangui is a return to the dark days of late 2013 and […]

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EU urges quick polls Burkina after coup attempt

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Comments Off

The EU on Wednesday urged the transitional authorities of Burkina Faso to fast forward with the elections after renegade troops of the Presidential Guard staged a short-lived coup. “The end of the fighting is an important step towards the normalization of the situation in Burkina Faso,” arms of Foreign Affairs of the European Union said […]

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Malian Islamist appears on the ICC on the destruction of Timbuktu

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Comments Off

A suspected Islamist militant al-Qaida accused of ordering the destruction of precious monuments in the legendary city of Timbuktu in Mali appeared for the first time on Wednesday before the judges of the International Criminal Court. Ahmad al-Mahdi al-Faqi was a first hearing in court based in The Hague, in the first case to be […]

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Burkina: General Diendéré entrenched in an embassy, the still ongoing negotiations

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Comments Off

The Burkinabe government announced Wednesday that the General Gilbert Diendéré is currently in an embassy. Negotiations are in progress so that it is delivered to the authorities. “General Gilbert Diendéré retreated to a diplomatic representation. Negotiations are underway for his surrender to the authorities of the transition, “said a government statement issued Wednesday, September 30. […]

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South Sudan army readies camps for pullout from capital

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Comments Off

The army of South Sudan said on Friday it was preparing bases outside the capital Juba before a withdrawal under a peace agreement to end a civil war 21 months. “Databases are being prepared outside of Juba, according to the peace agreement before the army, moving in the coming days,” the head of information of […]

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Burkina Faso freezes the assets of the failed coup leader

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Comments Off

Burkina Faso Saturday froze the assets of General Diendéré Gilbert, who led a failed coup last week in which his men took the president and prime minister hostage a few weeks before the elections were due. The prosecutor said in a statement, he also froze the assets of 13 more people suspected of links with […]

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Doubts grow over the AU mission in Somalia as Shabaab mounts attacks

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Comments Off

Doubts are growing about the capacity of the African Union forces to defeat al Shabaab radical group in Somalia. Despite battlefield successes of the Union, the Islamists have maintained their military capacity and has recently conducted large-scale attacks on trade union grounds. According to analysts, the Union troops lack the information collection and sufficient organization […]

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Burkina rebels refuse to disarm

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Comments Off

A presidential elite guard who organized a coup a week in Burkina Faso refuses to disarm in line with a West African peace agreement, the army said Monday. The peace agreement brokered by the regional bloc ECOWAS is “in a bind” the Chief of Staff of the Army said, denouncing the powerful RER guard unit […]

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Capital of the Central African Republic rocked by clashes overnight

Monday, September 28, 2015 Comments Off

Witnesses said gunfire erupted overnight in the capital of the Central African Republic. Violent clashes come early Monday after days of sectarian fighting that has killed at least 36 people. The UN humanitarian agency said dozens of houses were looted and torched and thousands of people have fled the affected neighborhoods in Bangui.

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Tuareg chief sent to the ICC for crimes Timbuktu

Monday, September 28, 2015 Comments Off

Alleged al-Qaida suspect responsible for the destruction of historical monuments in 2012 rebel recovery. A suspected leader of al-Qaeda was handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face charges of aiding the destruction of the city of Mali Timbuktu, in the first case before the court.

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Nigeria: nine people dead in an attack suspected Boko Haram fighters

Monday, September 28, 2015 Comments Off

Gunmen suspected of belonging to the Boko Haram radical Islamist group killed in the night from Saturday to Sunday nine villagers and wounded 10 others in north-eastern Nigeria, do we learned from police sources. “Today (Sunday), at 2:00 am (0100 GMT), suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked the village of Mailari, in the area of ​​Konduga,” […]

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Central African Republic: Bangui, high tension, paralyzed by barricades

Monday, September 28, 2015 Comments Off

Bangui was paralyzed all day Monday through barricades erected in its main roads, in a climate of extreme tension after a weekend of deadly violence accompanied by looting. Three protesters were killed and seven injured in mid-day by peacekeepers firing of the United Nations Mission in CAR (minusca), responsible for protecting the surroundings of the […]

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Burkina: the coup ended, the army remains divided

Monday, September 28, 2015 Comments Off

With the failed putsch of September 17 in Burkina Faso, the army was a huge earthquake that led to the dissolution of the elite unit coup and the emergence of a young guard who forced the hand to Staff for keeping the army on the side of the people. An image was particularly symbolic of […]

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Burkina: the former putschists “refuse” to pursue disarmament

Monday, September 28, 2015 Comments Off

The former Presidential Security Regiment (RSP), the elite unit of the Burkinabe army and author of a failed coup against the transitional government, “refuses” to continue the disarmament, announced Monday the General Staff of the army. The side of the RSP, it ensures that the loyalist army commitments are not respected.

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DRC: Thirteen dead in an attack on a convoy carrying the pay of civil servants in the South Kivu

Monday, September 28, 2015 Comments Off

Thirteen people were killed in the eastern DRC during the attack on their convoy, which was carrying about 40,000 dollars for adjusting the balance of civil servants. According to the Congolese Minister of the Economy, Modeste Bahati, the attack took place Sunday, September 27 in the afternoon in the district of Uvira, in South Kivu […]

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Tunisia sends mission to assess security at civilian airports in Libya

Thursday, September 24, 2015 Comments Off

A Tunisian mission will soon be sent to Libya to assess the security situation in the Libyan civil airports, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The mission involves the airports of “Lobruk”, “Tobruk”, “Misurata” and “Mitiga,” said the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Mokhtar Chaouachi TAP.

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Burkina coup leaders sign deal with army to stand down

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Comments Off

Burkina Faso coup leaders agreed to return to their barracks and said they would restore the deposed president to power, signing a deal with the army that apparently defused a tense standoff sparked by last week’s putsch. The breakthrough came late on Tuesday after marathon talks in Nigeria’s Abuja, where west African heads of state […]

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Burkina Faso president ‘back in charge’ after coup

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Comments Off

Burkina Faso’s interim president Michel Kafando, who was taken hostage during a coup a week ago, said he was back in power and had restored a civilian transitional government. “I have returned to work,” he said in a brief speech to journalists at the foreign ministry in the capital on Wednesday. “The transition is back […]

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Egypt military winds down campaign against ISIS in Sinai

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Comments Off

Egypt’s military announced on Wednesday it was winding down its largest campaign in the Sinai against Islamists, following a 16-day operation in which it said scores of Islamic State group jihadists were killed. The army said the campaign in the Sinai Peninsula had “achieved its goals” in destroying militant hideouts and equipment, in joint operations […]

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Nigerian troops capture top Boko Haram leader

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Comments Off

The Nigerian Army captured one of the top commanders of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram on Wednesday, a military spokesperson said. Bulama Modu and 43 others were captured in an operation that resulted in the destruction of two “terrorist camps” at Janguoriri and Bulatori in north-eastern Nigeria, the spokesperson Sani Usman said.

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Burkina Faso coup general defies deadline

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Comments Off

West African leaders were flying to Burkina Faso on Tuesday night to try to resolve the country’s political crisis following a coup last week. There was a tense stand-off in the capital after the coup leader refused to heed a deadline for his men to return to barracks even after troops opposing the takeover poured […]

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Rival Libya government urges peace talks freeze

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Comments Off

Authorities in Libya’s militia-held capital have called for a freeze in UN-mediated peace talks until the military of the internationally recognised government halts an offensive in the east. Khalifa Ghweil, prime minister in a Tripoli-based parallel administration, “strongly” condemned the talks being held in Morocco between Libya’s rival parliaments. The UN-drafted accord under discussion was […]

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Tunisia to send mission to assess security in civilian airports in Libya

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Comments Off

A Tunisian mission will be send soon to Libya to assess the security situation in Libyan civilian airports, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday. The mission involves the airports of “Lobruk,” “Tobruk,” “Misurata” and “Mitiga,” Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mokhtar Chaouachi said.

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Egypt buys two Mistral ships from France

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Comments Off

French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday Egypt had agreed to buy two Mistral warships which France built for Russia before scrapping the sale over the Ukraine crisis. The deal is the second big military contract this year between France and Egypt, which Hollande said he increasingly views as a strategic partner. “It was my preferred […]

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Algeria strongly condemns military escalation in Libya, calls Libyans for restraint

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Comments Off

Algeria “strongly” condemned on Sunday the outbreak of violence in Libya and called on the Libyan brothers for restraint to preserve the cohesion and unity of the Libyan people, said Foreign Affairs Ministry in a communiqué.

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Algeria strongly condemns the military escalation in Libya, the Libyans called for restraint

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Comments Off

Algeria “strongly” Sunday condemned the outbreak of violence in Libya and called on Libyan brothers for restraint to protect the cohesion and unity of the Libyan people, said the Foreign Ministry in a statement. “Algeria strongly condemns the upsurge of violence in Libya, particularly the latest raids on the city of Benghazi, and considers that […]

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Nigeria’s army said rescuing 241 women and children of Boko Haram

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Comments Off

The Nigerian army said Wednesday it rescued 241 women and children during operations against insurgents of the Islamist group Boko Haram in the north-east. Women and children were gathered Tuesday as soldiers emptied what the military has assured to be “terrorist camps” near Banki in Borno State. According to Amnesty International, Boko Haram has abducted […]

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France condemns coup in Burkina Faso

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Comments Off

Former colonial power France condemned a military coup in Burkina Faso on Thursday and called for the immediate release of all those arrested and the continuation of the electoral process. Burkina Faso’s military said it had stripped interim president Michel Kafando of his functions and dissolved the government, seizing power in a coup less than […]

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Burkina president, PM will be freed, coup leader says

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Comments Off

The leader of the coup d’etat in Burkina Faso told a French magazine on Thursday that the interim president and prime minister who have been arrested were in good health and would be released. General Gilbert Diendere told the Jeune Afrique weekly that the coup had been launched by the presidential guard because of the […]

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