Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

DOJ appeals court’s decision to release Hezbollah money man early

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Comments Off on DOJ appeals court’s decision to release Hezbollah money man early

The Justice Department argues Kassim Tajideen does not qualify to be freed on “compassionate grounds” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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I am worried about Egypt

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Comments Off on I am worried about Egypt

I am worried about Egypt; really worried. The solution to its problems, though, is simple: talk to Turkey and Sudan and stay away from Israel, Saudi Arabi and the UAE.

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Egyptian court sentences 13 ‘Nusra’ convicts to life over joining terrorist group

Saturday, June 27, 2020 Comments Off on Egyptian court sentences 13 ‘Nusra’ convicts to life over joining terrorist group

The Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday handed life imprisonment sentence to 13 people over joining a terrorist group and ordered placing 16 defendants in the case on terror lists.

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Turkey, the Gulf, and Libya: The economic impact of a growing geopolitical divide

Sunday, June 21, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey, the Gulf, and Libya: The economic impact of a growing geopolitical divide

Turkish support for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) in the Libyan civil war has added a new dimension to relations between Turkey and Gulf countries like the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. But what impact have the growing geopolitical divides and diplomatic disagreements had on Turkish-Emirati and Turkish-Saudi economic relations?

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Teddy Bear Bomb in Libya Linked to Serbian Arms Violations

Saturday, June 20, 2020 Comments Off on Teddy Bear Bomb in Libya Linked to Serbian Arms Violations

An improvised bomb found last week strapped to a teddy bear in the Libyan capital featured a mortar shell produced last year in Serbia. Despite an arms embargo, Serbian weapons are still finding their way to the North African country.

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Extremism Is on the Rise in West Africa. Education Is Suffering.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Comments Off on Extremism Is on the Rise in West Africa. Education Is Suffering.

A new report from Burkina Faso shows that rising violence is taking a toll for a generation of children. Welcome to While You Weren’t Looking, Foreign Policy’s weekly newsletter focused on non-coronavirus news.

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Egypt officials say 19 militants, 5 troops killed in Sinai

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Comments Off on Egypt officials say 19 militants, 5 troops killed in Sinai

The Egyptian military said it has killed at least 19 militants in raids and airstrikes against an Islamic insurgency in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, in clashes that also left at least five casualties among its troops.

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Al Jazeera publishes article glorifying Egyptian terrorist, then takes it down

Friday, May 29, 2020 Comments Off on Al Jazeera publishes article glorifying Egyptian terrorist, then takes it down

Al Jazeera published an article last week titled “Hisham Ashmawy…the other side of Al-Ikhtiyar (The Choice)” where the author praised the Egyptian terrorist and sought to clear his name, but later took down the piece due to “contradictions with Al Jazeera publishing policies,” according to the news site.

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Libyan Army spokesman accuses Erdogan of supporting terrorism, disrespecting int’l law

Friday, May 29, 2020 Comments Off on Libyan Army spokesman accuses Erdogan of supporting terrorism, disrespecting int’l law

Spokesman of the Commander-in-Chief of the Libyan Armed Forces, Major General Ahmed Al-Mesmari, has stressed that the blatant Turkish military intervention in Libya and its support for Al-Wefaq government’s militias since 2014 have thwarted all attempts to reach a political solution in Libya.

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Russia deploys military fighter aircraft to Libya

Friday, May 29, 2020 Comments Off on Russia deploys military fighter aircraft to Libya

U.S. Africa Command assesses that Moscow recently deployed military fighter aircraft to Libya in order to support Russian state-sponsored private military contractors (PMCs) operating on the ground there.

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Egypt challenges US in acquiring one of Russia’s most powerful weapons

Thursday, May 28, 2020 Comments Off on Egypt challenges US in acquiring one of Russia’s most powerful weapons

Russian media outlets have speculated the sanctions that the US might impose on Egypt in the event that it acquires the Sukhoi Su-35 fighter, as Washington has previously threatened.

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Muslim Brotherhood operative in Facebook’s censorship board

Friday, May 22, 2020 Comments Off on Muslim Brotherhood operative in Facebook’s censorship board

Most popular social media network Facebook has appointed Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Yemeni Nobel Prize winner Tawakkol Karman as one of the first 2- oversight board members.

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia

WHO: 44 Million Africans at Risk for COVID-19

Monday, May 11, 2020 Comments Off on WHO: 44 Million Africans at Risk for COVID-19

Up to 44 million people in Africa could come down with the coronavirus and 190,000 will die if the virus is not contained, the World Health Organization said.

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EU launches Operation IRINI to enforce Libya arms embargo

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Comments Off on EU launches Operation IRINI to enforce Libya arms embargo

The European Union is stepping up its efforts to enforce the UN arms embargo on Libya, thereby contributing to the peace process in the country, through the launch of a new CSDP (Common Security and Defence Policy) military operation in the Mediterranean.

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Tunisian handed ten years for ricin bomb plot in Germany

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Comments Off on Tunisian handed ten years for ricin bomb plot in Germany

A German court sentenced a 31-year-old Tunisian to ten years in prison Thursday for planning a foiled biological bomb attack with the deadly poison ricin.

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Battle for the Sahel: the new frontline in the war on terror

Thursday, March 19, 2020 Comments Off on Battle for the Sahel: the new frontline in the war on terror

International forces are struggling to contain a brutal Islamist insurgency, with the death toll rising alarmingly. The Trump administration shook hands with the Taliban on Saturday to end a near two decades-long war in Afghanistan. But just as one front in the battle on terror is closing a new one is opening up.

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La fin du djihadisme au Sahel passera aussi par la lutte contre la pauvreté et les inégalités (ONU)

Monday, March 9, 2020 Comments Off on La fin du djihadisme au Sahel passera aussi par la lutte contre la pauvreté et les inégalités (ONU)

La réponse militaire seule ne suffit pas à résoudre les conflits au Sahel qui ont pour terreau les inégalités, a déclaré jeudi la Haut-commissaire de l’ONU aux droits de l’Homme, Michelle Bachelet, devant le Conseil des droits de l’Homme à Genève.

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Niger: attaque terroriste contre un poste de police proche de la frontière avec le Burkina Faso

Monday, March 9, 2020 Comments Off on Niger: attaque terroriste contre un poste de police proche de la frontière avec le Burkina Faso

Un agent de la police nigérienne est porté disparu vendredi après une attaque terroriste contre le poste de police de la ville de Tamou (ouest), proche de la frontière avec le Burkina Faso, selon des sources sécuritaires.

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Tunisia Targets Terrorist Hideouts After Suicide Bombing Near US Embassy

Monday, March 9, 2020 Comments Off on Tunisia Targets Terrorist Hideouts After Suicide Bombing Near US Embassy

Two assailants on a motorcycle Friday attacked a Tunisian security forces checkpoint outside the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, blowing themselves up, killing one police officer and wounding four others plus a civilian. Police launched raids on the homes of the suspected bombers shortly after the attack.

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Analysis: JNIM addresses detractors, sends message of unity

Friday, February 14, 2020 Comments Off on Analysis: JNIM addresses detractors, sends message of unity

Over the last few weeks, al Qaeda’s Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM) released two pamphlets that sent indirect messages to its detractors and supporters in the Sahel and beyond.

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France to boost military troops in Africa’s Sahel to counter terrorism

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Comments Off on France to boost military troops in Africa’s Sahel to counter terrorism

Paris has said it will deploy 600 additional troops to the border zone between Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. French forces are also seeking to train local fighters who Paris says are unprepared to take on jihadi groups.

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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.

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia, Magreb

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.

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia, Magreb

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.

This was posted under category: Africa, Eurasia, Middle Orient

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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