Archive for October, 2015

Mali: the army kills seven jihadists in the region of Mopti

Saturday, October 31, 2015 Comments Off

September jihadists were killed Wednesday in clashes with the army in the Mopti region, according to the Malian government. The head of the Defense Ministry gives the information requested anonymity. According to him, the clashes took place in a wooded area at about thirty kilometers from the border with Burkina Faso, forest Tiébanda, where armed […]

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Egypt extends state of emergency in Sinai by N. 3 months

Saturday, October 31, 2015 Comments Off

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi extended by three months the state of emergency imposed in parts of the restive northern Sinai, MENA news agency run by the state reported Wednesday. The decree also imposes a nighttime curfew in certain regions 19:00 (1700 GMT) and 6:00 (0400 GMT), except for the city Arish, where the curfew […]

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FROM SYKES-PICOT TO OBAMA-PUTIN: POWER ACTORS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Saturday, October 31, 2015 Comments Off

Case Study: The migration wave and the Schengen agreement Most of the observers of the Middle East have become used to the talk about a new Middle East. They did so after the Camp David accords, the Oslo Agreements and most recently the Arab Spring. In the end, it resulted in the same old Middle […]

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20 peacekeepers detained in South Sudan Free

Thursday, October 29, 2015 Comments Off

New York – The United Nations said that all 20 soldiers from the UN peacekeeping held by rebels in Southern Sudan have been released. But spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the UN said Thursday the rebels still hold 12 UN contractors.

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Over 30 killed in fighting between Congolese army and rebels

Thursday, October 29, 2015 Comments Off

Beni – More than 30 people were killed in eastern Congo in fighting between the army and a rebel Ugandan group of origin, the military said Thursday. Twenty members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and 11 government soldiers have been killed since Monday in the villages north of the town of Beni, the military […]

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The mediators are trying to revive the Burundi crisis talks

Thursday, October 29, 2015 Comments Off

Nairobi – the Minister of Defence of Uganda in Burundi is the latest attempt to revive peace talks between rival factions in the poor countries of Central Africa, presidential officials said Thursday. Burundi has been shaken by violence linked to the successful bid but challenged President Pierre Nkurunziza for a third term. Opponents said his […]

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Rebels, security forces battle in Burundi

Thursday, October 29, 2015 Comments Off

Nairobi – Gunmen and security forces clashed in a series of deadly clashes in Burundi, police said Tuesday, the latest violence since the controversial re-election of President Pierre Nkurunziza. At least seven people were killed and 15 others injured in clashes since Monday, the last months of unrest triggered by Nkurunziza successful bid to win […]

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German diplomat to the UN on Libya to take peace effort

Thursday, October 29, 2015 Comments Off

New York – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon intends to appoint Martin Kobler German diplomat, who headed the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, at the head of a peace effort fighting in Libya. Ban Wednesday informed the Security Council of his decision in a letter, a copy of which was obtained by AFP. Kobler […]

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Heavy fighting near the DRC-Uganda border

Thursday, October 29, 2015 Comments Off

Kinshasa – Heavy fighting erupted on Wednesday that the Congolese army attacked one of the last strongholds of the rebels of M23 near the Ugandan border, forcing more than 10,000 Congolese flee to Uganda, officials and aid workers said Wednesday. Among those who had crossed the border Wednesday was Bertrand Bisimwa, the civilian head of […]

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DRC: two soldiers and four rebels killed in clashes with ADF

Thursday, October 29, 2015 Comments Off

The Congolese army announced Wednesday that two of its soldiers and four Ugandan rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) have been killed in fighting in the territory of Beni in eastern DRC. After three days of fighting between the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and the Congolese army in Beni, the first official toll fell […]

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Mali: the army kills seven jihadists in the region of Mopti

Thursday, October 29, 2015 Comments Off

September jihadists were killed Wednesday in clashes with the army in the Mopti region, according to the Malian government. The head of the Defense Ministry gives the information requested anonymity. According to him, the clashes took place in a wooded area at about thirty kilometers from the border with Burkina Faso, forest Tiébanda, where armed […]

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South Sudan rebels kidnapped twelve UN contract

Thursday, October 29, 2015 Comments Off

Twelve contractual routing equipment to the peacekeepers were abducted Monday, October 26th by hundreds of heavily armed rebels in South Sudan. “The contract must be immediately released unharmed”, claimed Thursday, October 29 spokesman Stephane Dujarric UN. A UN official said that all were South Sudanese nationality.

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Twelve suspected jihadists arrested in central Mali, where the army launched an operation

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Comments Off

Twelve suspected jihadists were recently arrested in central Mali and transferred to the capital, Bamako, said Tuesday AFP Malian military sources, while the army has launched a massive operation in the region. “Twelve jihadists arrested last week in the region of Mopti (center) by the Malian army were transferred on Monday in Bamako. Some of […]

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Nigeria: Army delivers more than 300 women and children from the hands of Boko Haram

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Comments Off

More than 300 women and children held captive by Boko Haram were released during a military operation against a group of Islamist hideouts in north-eastern Nigeria, the Nigerian army announced Wednesday. “An army unit has rescued 338 people held captive by the terrorists”, including 192 children and 138 women, during an operation conducted Tuesday, the […]

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South Sudan: EU denounces “the extreme cruelty” of troops from both sides

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Comments Off

Forced cannibalism, rape and “other inhumane acts”: the belligerents in the civil war in South Sudan will be held accountable before a court of African independent justice, acts of “extreme cruelty” against civilians, has said Wednesday the African Union (AU). A Commission of Inquiry of the AU, led in 2014 by former Nigerian President Olusegun […]

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Niger: 13 civilians killed Tuesday by Boko Haram in a village in southeast

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Comments Off

Thirteen civilians were killed and three wounded by gunfire Tuesday night by members of Islamist group Boko Haram in a village near Diffa in southeastern Niger on the border with Nigeria, said the local authorities. “Thirteen people were executed and three others injured by gunfire during an attack Boko Haram Tuesday night in the village […]

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Libya: a helicopter shot down near Tripoli, at least nine dead

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Comments Off

The helicopter was shot down Tuesday, October 27 west of the capital Tripoli. One of the leaders of the coalition militias Fajr Libya is one of the crash victims, the toll could rise. “At least nine people aboard a helicopter were killed Tuesday in Libya when the unit was shot near Tripoli”, said the spokesman […]

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Egypt extends state of emergency in Sinai by N. 3 months

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Comments Off

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi extended by three months the state of emergency imposed in parts of the restive northern Sinai, MENA news agency run by the state reported Wednesday. The decree also imposes a nighttime curfew in certain regions 19:00 (1700 GMT) and 6:00 (0400 GMT), except for the city Arish, where the curfew […]

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Algeria supports UN efforts to resolve the crisis in Libya

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Comments Off

Bilateral relations and the situation in the region, especially in Libya were discussed at a meeting Monday in Algiers between Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Prime Minister Habib Essid making a two-day visit to the country on hold the Tunisian-Algerian High Joint Committee meeting. Speaking to reporters, Habib Essid said that the meeting focused on […]

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Tunisian PM to Algeria to strengthen bilateral relations

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Comments Off

Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid arrived Sunday in Algeria to discuss bilateral issues of common interest. Essid was greeted on his arrival at Houari Boumediene International Airport in Algiers his Algerian counterpart Abdelmalek Sellal. “My visit comes within the framework of ongoing consultations between Tunisia and Algeria to strengthen the multifaceted bilateral cooperation in various […]

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Sisi, keeping meeting AU CP

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Comments Off

ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, held talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi about fraternal bilateral relations and a variety of regional issues and international interests of mutual interest, including Syria, Yemen, Palestine and Libya, […]

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Convergence of views between Algeria, Tunisia on the resolution of the Libyan crisis

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Comments Off

ALGIERS The head of Government of Tunisia Habib Essid said Monday in Algiers, the convergence of views between his country and Algeria regarding the need to urgently achieve “a political solution” to the Libyan crisis. In a statement to the press after an audience granted to him by the President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, […]

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India hosts the “highest peak Africa”

Monday, October 26, 2015 Comments Off

New Delhi – India hosts its largest ever summit Africa this week as prime minister Narendra Modi seeks to challenge the dominance of China in a continent that is blessed with vast natural resources and has the strongest growth of the world population. New Delhi wants to project its soft power and historical ties with […]

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80 civilians killed in South Sudan in October County

Monday, October 26, 2015 Comments Off

Juba – Eighty civilians, including 57 children, were killed in a single county in the state of the unit torn by war between 4 and 22 October, according to a group of humanitarian organizations track civilian casualties in the Southern Sudan. Twenty-nine of the children drowned after running in the marshes to hide attacks in […]

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Kingdoms South Sudan fighters recommit to the peace agreement

Monday, October 26, 2015 Comments Off

Addis Ababa – warring government forces and rebels in southern Sudan on Monday signed a commitment to address key security sections of a peace agreement, despite having broken the pact multiple times. The agreement is hoped to relaunch negotiations stalled since key sections of a military agreement on August 26, including the demilitarization of the […]

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Lamamra called on the international community to support the rapid development of Mali

Monday, October 26, 2015 Comments Off

PARIS Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra said Thursday in Paris that peace in Mali “is still fragile and can not be established whether the economics and development are quickly and systematically supported. ” “However, we must recognize that peace is still fragile and can not be established whether […]

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3 civilians killed, 2 wounded peacekeepers to Mali mine explosion

Monday, October 26, 2015 Comments Off

Three civilians were killed when a mine exploded during the weekend in the northern region of Mali Kidal, the holding of the United Nations Mission of Peace in Mali (MINUSMA) said in a statement on Sunday. Two soldiers of the UN peace were injured, one seriously, when another explosion occurred near as MINUSMA forces rushed […]

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Morocco breaks another ISIS cell

Monday, October 26, 2015 Comments Off

Sale – Moroccan authorities announced Monday they had dismantled a militant cell planning to create an Islamic state (ISIS) affiliated, seizing weapons and bomb-making material in raids on their hideouts. The cell is the latest in a series of radical groups Morocco says it has discovered. The group operated in the southern city of Essaouira […]

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Kenya: 15 Islamic extremist rebels killed in Somalia

Monday, October 26, 2015 Comments Off

Nairobi – The Kenyan army said it destroyed a base in Somalia run by Islamic extremists al Shabaab rebels and killed 15 of its fighters. Kenya has been hit several times by al-Shabaab, which opposes the Kenyan military involvement in Somalia.

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The death toll in Libya anti-agreement peace rally bombing hits 12

Monday, October 26, 2015 Comments Off

Tripoli – The death toll of the bombing of a rally in the second city of Benghazi Libya to protest against a draft peace agreement UN jumped to 12, according to medical sources. At least 12 people died and 39 were injured after a volley of shells struck the gathering of hundreds of people, the […]

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Libyan UN envoy threat of sanctions if a peace agreement is blocked

Saturday, October 24, 2015 Comments Off

Libyan leaders working against a peace which is the key to saving the North African nation from Daesh (ISIS) will face international sanctions, the UN envoy who warned the talks Brokering an interview Friday. Libya is divided into an internationally recognized Tobruk parliament and an Islamist leaning together in the capital Tripoli. Earlier this week, […]

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Holland still promises 360 million euros in aid for Mali

Saturday, October 24, 2015 Comments Off

French President Francois Hollande made the announcement as he welcomed his Malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta at the start of an official two-day visit to Paris. After a formal dinner at the Elysee Palace on Wednesday the pair took part in an international conference at the headquarters of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development […]

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Three militants killed in clashes with the army Algeria

Friday, October 23, 2015 Comments Off

The troops of the Algerian army Tuesday killed three militants in the province of Boumerdes, 55 km east of Algiers, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defence. “Part of the efforts against terrorism and after the operation of specific advice, a detachment of the national army of the people of the 1st military […]

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Sudan govt accepts invitation to talks with rebels

Friday, October 23, 2015 Comments Off

Khartoum – The Sudanese government announced on Wednesday that he accepted the invitation of the African Union to participate in peace talks with the rebel Sudan Liberation-North Popular Movement in Addis Ababa next month. The SPLM-N was struggling with the forces of Khartoum in southern Blue Nile and South Kordofan States since 2011 and did […]

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UN to help 135,000 Somali refugees return home

Friday, October 23, 2015 Comments Off

Brussels – The head of the UN refugee agency, Antonio Guterres, on Wednesday launched a plan to return home 135,000 Somalis who have fled their country torn by conflict, calling on donors to establish 500 million of $ to finance the operation. “It is the responsibility of the international community to fully support Somalia right […]

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