Archive for September, 2015

Burkina Faso govt dissolved – soldiers

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Comments Off

Members of Burkina Faso’s presidential guard on Thursday announced the dissolution of the government on national television, saying President Michel Kafando had been ousted. Soldiers from the Presidential Security Regiment had on Wednesday interrupted a cabinet session, arresting Kafando, Prime Minister Isaac Zida and several other ministers. The presidential guard was believed to be dissatisfied […]

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42 UN troops killed in Mali since 2013

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Comments Off

Forty-two troops from the UN’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) have been killed – and at least 126 injured – since the mission was first deployed in 2013, according to a Friday statement issued by the UN. The statement was released following an armed ambush on a MINUSMA convoy on northeastern Mali’s Anefis-Gao […]

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Militia withdraws from contested northern Mali town

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Comments Off

The United Nations mission in Mali says a government-allied militia has left a northern town it occupied last month following clashes with Tuareg separatists. In a statement on Tuesday evening, the UN mission said elements of the Platform militia coalition had withdrawn from Anefis two weeks after they first said they would. But the mission […]

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EU vows continued support to political, economic process in Tunisia

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Comments Off

Tunisian Foreign Minister Taïeb Baccouche, who is paying a working visit to Brussels, Thursday met with European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini. He also conferred with Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn.

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Libyan Parties Start Talks On Unity Government

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Comments Off

Libyan parties on Thursday will start discussions on candidates for the national unity government, head of the UN Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino Leon said in Morocco. “The UNSMIL agrees the moment has come for expediting talks and starting the discussion on the candidates for the national unity government,” Leon told reporters in the […]

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Libya needs international community’s help to defeat Islamic State – Al-Badri

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Comments Off

Libya’s peace process is passing through a hard time but deputy prime minister Abdul Salam al-Badri says there is still room for agreement between the country’s warring factions. Delegates for Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tobruk recalled its team from the United Nations peace talks with Tripoli, complaining about amendments to a draft agreement meant […]

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Eleven militants killed by Egyptian military in northern Sinai

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Comments Off

Egypt’s Ministry of Defence announced on Monday that it has killed 11 “terrorists” and arrested 51 others, according to the official Facebook page of the army spokesperson. The move came during the eighth consecutive day of military operations in North Sinai named “Retribution of the Martyr”. Military forces have been sweeping the areas surrounding the […]

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Algeria replaces army intel chief

Thursday, September 17, 2015 Comments Off

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has replaced the long-standing head of the country’s military intelligence agency, in his latest move to curb the spy chief’s influence in politics, two security sources and media said on Sunday.

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UN urges South Sudan corrects errors

Friday, September 4, 2015 Comments Off

The President of South Sudan and a rebel leader accused each Tuesday of violating a ceasefire to end a conflict 21 months in the new state of the world as a leader Ban Ki-moon launched a appeal to them “not to betray and disappoint us.” Ban said President Salva Kiir and the rebel leader Riek […]

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Ukraine labels Russia an opponent, aims NATO membership

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Comments Off

Ukraine’s national security council on Wednesday approved a new military doctrine that declares Russia to be a military opponent and calls for the country to pursue NATO membership. There was no immediate official reaction from Russia, which hotly denies claims that it has sent troops and equipment to separatist rebels in Ukraine’s east and which […]

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EU extends sanctions against Russia for six more months

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Comments Off

The European Union has pledged to extend for another six months the sanctions against Russian companies and individuals that undermine the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. “The way forward is to re-double our efforts to support the reform process in Ukraine and to resist attempts to destabilize the country,” said Donald Tusk, President of […]

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New round of Libyan political dialogue starts in Geneva

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Comments Off

A new round of the Libyan political dialogue commenced at the United Nations Office at Geneva on Thursday, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya, Bernardino Leon, will hold a number of meetings with the parties on Thursday and Friday.

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Libyan gov’t bans the entry of Pakistani, Yemeni, Iranian nationals

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Comments Off

Libya’s internationally recognized government has decided to ban the entry of Pakistani, Yemeni and Iranian nationals to the country, according to Libyan official news agency LANA reported on Wednesday. The decision is based on suspicion of nationals of these countries joining extremist groups, including Islamic State (IS), the report said.

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Mali’s president praises Algeria’s role in Malian peace deal

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Comments Off

Visiting Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Monday hailed the key mediation role of Algeria in the peace and reconciliation agreement in Mali. “Our Algerian brothers did everything to make all antagonists feel at home ahead of the inter-Malian inclusive dialogue,” Keita told reporters after he met with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers.

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Malian president visits Algeria

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Comments Off

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Sunday kicked off a three-day official visit to Algeria at the invitation of his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Upon his arrival at Houari Boumediene international airport of Algiers, President Keita was welcomed by the speaker of the People’s National Assembly (Lower House of Parliament), Larbi Ould

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Algeria hails signing of peace agreement in South Sudan

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Comments Off

Algeria has welcomed “with satisfaction” the signing, Sunday in Juba, of a peace agreement in South Sudan by President Salva Kiir, praising the efforts made by all the parties to consolidate peace in this country and the whole the region. “Algeria welcomes with satisfaction the signing of a peace agreement in South Sudan by President […]

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Algerian army kills 2 armed Islamists

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Comments Off

The Algerian military has killed two armed Islamists who had been active for more than 20 years, the defence ministry announced on Thursday. The two “dangerous terrorists” were killed in an ambush late on Tuesday in the Jijel region, around 300km east of Algiers, it said on its website.

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