Archive for December, 2015

87 killed in Burundi clashes

Monday, December 14, 2015 Comments Off

Nairobi -Seventy-nine “enemies” and eight government soldiers died during and after Friday’s coordinated attacks on three military bases in Burundi, an army spokesperson said on Saturday. “The final toll of the attacks yesterday is 79 enemies killed, 45 captured and 97 weapons seized, and on our side eight soldiers and policemen were killed and 21 […]

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Western powers in Rome push for Libya unity deal

Monday, December 14, 2015 Comments Off

Rome – Foreign ministers are expected to endorse a UN-brokered national unity plan for Libya at a Rome conference aimed at prodding the North Africa country’s bickering factions to fulfil their commitment to sign the agreement and abide by its terms. Libya slid into chaos following the 2011 toppling and killing of longtime leader Muammar […]

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At least 10 dead as rival clans clash in central Somalia

Monday, December 14, 2015 Comments Off

Mogadishu – At least 10 people were killed on Sunday in fighting between rival clans in central Somalia, a local police official said. More than 20 people, among them women and children, were injured in the fighting which broke out in the town of Beledwayne early on Sunday, Mohamed Ali told dpa by phone.

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Kenya offcial: 1 soldier dies, 2 wounded by Islamic rebels

Monday, December 14, 2015 Comments Off

Mandera- A Kenyan official says Somalia’s Islamic extremist insurgents al-Shabaab have ambushed an army truck killing one soldier and wounding two. Mandera County Commissioner Fredrick Shisia said on Sunday the soldiers were travelling to Mandera town, in Kenya’s north, from Nairobi when they were ambushed by al-Shabaab fighters between Elwak and Lafey towns.

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Military, Shiite Muslims match in northern Nigeria

Monday, December 14, 2015 Comments Off

Kano – Deadly clashes erupted between military and Shiite Muslims in Zaria, northern Nigeria, which has also left the group headquarters and destroyed the house of his head, witnesses said on Sunday. Armed soldiers carried crackdown on the pro-Iranian Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) following an incident on Saturday, the convoy of Chief of Staff […]

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Algeria: large household in intelligence and security department

Monday, December 14, 2015 Comments Off

Since the dismissal of Mohamed Mediène, three other generals have been indicted and several senior officers dismissed. What does this treatment and how far will she go? Emaciated, dark gray suit, a quickdraw to Clint Eastwood, always clean on him, Djamel Kehal Medjdoub still looks great despite his 60 years of age. Before the President […]

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Mali: a camp Minusma targeted by shelling in Gao

Monday, December 14, 2015 Comments Off

A camp Minusma has been targeted by Monday morning shelling in Gao. They made no injuries or damage, an official of the UN mission and local elected. “Early this morning, terrorists launched at least four shells towards the camp Minusma Gao. It is the Dutch contingent that was targeted, “said the manager at Minusma contacted […]

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Burundi: the trial of the alleged perpetrators of the coup of May 13 and 14

Monday, December 14, 2015 Comments Off

According to judicial sources, the trial of 28 Burundian soldiers and police officers accused of involvement in the attempted coup of May 13 and 14 in Burundi, including General Cyrille Ndayirukiye, former defense minister and number two coup , opened Monday.

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Tunisia closes main airport to Libyan planes

Thursday, December 10, 2015 Comments Off

Tunis – Tunisia announced on Friday the closure of its main Tunis-Carthage international airport to Libyan planes as part of security measures since a suicide bombing in the capital. “We face a dangerous situation. We have taken a number of security measures,” Transport Minister Mahmoud Ben Romdhane told Mosaique FM radio. He said that flights […]

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Violent clashes erupt in S. Sudan’s Western Equatoria

Thursday, December 10, 2015 Comments Off

Violent battles have erupted between armed groups in Yambio, the capital city of South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state, local Eye Radio reported Tuesday. The battles have broken out between government troops and a local armed group known as “arrow boys” which is allied to South Sudan’s major rebel group led by former vice-president Riek Machar. […]

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5+5 Initiative Defence Ministers argue for political solution to crisis in Libya

Thursday, December 10, 2015 Comments Off

Defence Ministers of the 5+5 Initiative were unanimous in arguing that a military option in Libya is not a solution to meet the security challenges in that country. Only a political solution is possible, they stressed at their meeting Thursday in Tunis. This consists in the formation of a single government representing the Libyan people, […]

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Libya peace agreement reached

Thursday, December 10, 2015 Comments Off

Warring Libyan factions meeting in Tunisia have reached an agreement on ending the political deadlock that has plagued the country since Muammar Gaddafi’s overthrow. “This is a historic moment the Libyans were waiting for, the Arabs were waiting for and the world was waiting for,” said Awad Mohammed Abdul-Sadiq, the first deputy head of the […]

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Lithuania to send up to 40 soldiers to Mali

Thursday, December 10, 2015 Comments Off

Lithuania intends to deploy up to 40 soldiers to Mali, as part of its military assistance program to France, the Lithuanian Parliamentary Committee of Foreign Affairs decided Friday. “Until now it was up to 20 soldiers, but we mandated to increase the number to 40,” Benediktas Juodka, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, was […]

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Kerry hails Algeria’s leadership in Mali crisis settlement

Thursday, December 10, 2015 Comments Off

PARIS- United States Secretary of State John Kerry hailed Algeria’s leadership in the settlement of Mali crisis, and underlined its efforts that led to the signing of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, by all the involved parties. “I would like to hail Algeria’s leadership with respect to the mediation in Mali, where they […]

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Libya crisis: Messahel reiterates Algeria’s constant, unchanged position

Thursday, December 10, 2015 Comments Off

ALGIERS- Algeria’s position regarding the Libyan crisis is “constant and remains unchanged,” Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel told APS on Monday. “it is based on the respect for the sovereignty of this country, its territorial integrity and unity as well as the cohesion of its people.”

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UN process, “foundation” for any solution to Libya’s crisis

Thursday, December 10, 2015 Comments Off

ALGIERS- Tunisian ambassador to Algeria Abdelmadjid Ferchichi said Tuesday here that his country supported the political agreement concluded under the aegis of UN on the conflict in Libya, underlining that the UN process is the “foundation” of all solution to the crisis in this country. The UN document signed Sunday in Tunis by the representatives […]

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Heads of Egypt, Cyprus and Greece to meet in Athens next week

Saturday, December 5, 2015 Comments Off

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi will visit Greece next week where he will attend a summit meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, Egyptian state media said on Thursday.

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Pakistan, Egypt to enhance ties in defence production

Saturday, December 5, 2015 Comments Off

Egypt’s Ambassador to Pakistan Sherif Shaheen called on Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and discussed close collaboration between Pakistan and Egypt in the field of defence production. During the meeting, minister for Defence Production said that Egypt has long history and a significant role in Muslim world. He said that future cooperation […]

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Egypt’s FM in Algeria to discuss Libya after ISIS Sirte takeover

Saturday, December 5, 2015 Comments Off

Egypt’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry will attend on Tuesday in Algiers a ministerial level meeting of Libya’s neighboring countries after reports that the ISIS militant group took over Sirte. The meeting includes ministers from Algeria, Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, Chad, Niger, as well as representatives from the African Union, the Arab league, the European Union […]

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Algeria to continue supporting peace initiatives in Mali, the Sahel

Saturday, December 5, 2015 Comments Off

Algeria will continue to provide “effective” support to the efforts to establish peace, security and stability in Mali and the Sahel region as a whole, said Wednesday in Algiers Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra. The minister was speaking at the opening of the AU Seminar on the Sahel […]

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Algerian troops kill three Islamists – army

Saturday, December 5, 2015 Comments Off

Algiers – Algerian soldiers killed three Islamists on Wednesday during a military operation in the region of Tizi Ouzou, east of the capital, the defence ministry said. Two Kalashnikov assault rifles, a pump-action shotgun and ammunition were seized during the operation north of the city of Azzazga, said the ministry.

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UN: South Sudan peace deal progressing slowly

Saturday, December 5, 2015 Comments Off

New York – A peace deal signed in August by South Sudan’s feuding leaders is at “a critical juncture” with repeated violations by both parties in multiple parts of the country, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Wednesday. Herve Ladsous told the Security Council that implementation of the agreement “is progressing slowly and with serious […]

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Burundi facing real possibility of civil war – US

Saturday, December 5, 2015 Comments Off

Bujumbura – Burundi is on the brink of civil war and will need regional mediation to establish a peace process between the government and opposition to prevent further bloodshed, a US envoy said. Thomas Perriello, the US special envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region, said on Thursday that Burundi is “facing a real possibility of […]

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Rival militia forces battle in central Somalia: UN

Saturday, December 5, 2015 Comments Off

Mogadishu – Rival militia forces have clashed in central Somalia, the United Nations said on Saturday, as it called for troops to pull out from contested zones in the town of Galkayo. Fighting broke out between gunmen loyal to the Puntland and Galmudug districts, with reports of heavy gunfire as well as mortars or artillery, […]

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14 insurgents dead after ambush on Somali military

Saturday, December 5, 2015 Comments Off

Mogadishu – At least 14 Islamist insurgents were killed by the Somali military and Ethiopian troops in central Somalia on Friday, a senior military official said. The fighting erupted near the provincial capital of Beledwayne in the Hiiraan region when al-Shabaab fighters ambushed army convoys, Somali military commander Mohamed Omar Abdulle said.

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Somalia fighting: 30 dead, 40 000 flee

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Comments Off

New York – The United Nations says renewed fighting between armed forces in Somalia’s central Galmudug region and semi-autonomous Puntland to the north have killed more than 30 people and forced 40 000 people to flee according to estimates. UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Monday that UN aid agencies and international humanitarian organisations have […]

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Egypt court orders retrial for Mubarak-era PM

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Comments Off

Cairo – An Egyptian court on Wednesday ordered a final retrial in a corruption case against Ahmed Nazif, who was prime minister under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, state media and his lawyer said. Nazif, who was sidelined by Mubarak to appease protesters days before the president’s overthrow in February 2011, was convicted of using his […]

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Bodies dumped on streets as Burundi gun battles continue

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Comments Off

Nairobi – Battles in Burundi have killed at least five people, with bodies found dumped on the street and insurgents hurling grenades into bars, local officials and witnesses said on Wednesday. The killings are the latest violence in now near daily gun battles. Two people were killed and six wounded in a grenade blast in […]

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Algerian troops kill three Islamists – army

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Comments Off

Algiers – Algerian soldiers killed three Islamists on Wednesday during a military operation in the region of Tizi Ouzou, east of the capital, the defence ministry said. Two Kalashnikov assault rifles, a pump-action shotgun and ammunition were seized during the operation north of the city of Azzazga, said the ministry.

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Frustration after Tunisia border shut over deadly blast

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Comments Off

Petrol prices spiked, shops closed and trucks that plied the desert to Libya have vanished since Tunisia shut the border following a deadly bus bombing in the capital. In the town of Ben Guerdane, and across south-eastern Tunisia, the mood is morose with residents concerned for their future since authorities imposed the 15-day border closure […]

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Fighting between army and rebels kills 30 in DRC

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Comments Off

Beni – Fighting between the Congolese army and a Ugandan rebel group has claimed about 30 lives, a human rights activist said on Monday. The fatalities included 14 members of the rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), eight soldiers and seven civilians, said Omar Kavota from the Centre for the Promotion of Peace and Human […]

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