Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

Libya FILE – 1

Thursday, April 11, 2019 Comments Off on Libya FILE – 1

Libya, the imperialism-devastated oil-rich African country, is going through escalated armed conflict for the last few days.

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Libye : l’appel de l’ONU à une trêve ignoré

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Comments Off on Libye : l’appel de l’ONU à une trêve ignoré

De violents combats opposent dimanche 7 avril près de Tripoli en Libye les forces du maréchal Khalifa Haftar, qui veut conquérir la capitale, à ses rivaux du Gouvernement d’union nationale (GNA), les belligérants ignorant l’appel de l’ONU à une « trêve humanitaire ».

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Boko Haram top commander killed

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Comments Off on Boko Haram top commander killed

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has neutralised a Boko Haram commander, Malloum Moussa and 15 of his foot soldiers during a clearance operation on Lake Chad Island. According to a statement by Col. Timothy Antigha, the spokesman of the task force on Sunday, troops destroyed five gun trucks belonging to the terrorists during the […]

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Tunisia says U.N. official arrested in anti-terrorism probe: agency

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Comments Off on Tunisia says U.N. official arrested in anti-terrorism probe: agency

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisian authorities have detained a U.N. official involved in monitoring an international arms embargo on Libya as part of an investigation by an anti-terrorism unit, state news agency TAP said on Saturday. It was the first time Tunisia had confirmed the arrest of the official, Tunisian national Moncef Kartas, who a U.N. […]

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Centrafrique : ce que prévoit l’accord d’Addis-Abeba entre le gouvernement et les groupes armés

Monday, March 25, 2019 Comments Off on Centrafrique : ce que prévoit l’accord d’Addis-Abeba entre le gouvernement et les groupes armés

Le gouvernement et les groupes armés centrafricains ont trouvé le 20 mars un nouvel accord de sortie de crise. Celui-ci prévoit un nouveau remaniement et un gouvernement au sein duquel les ministères régaliens devront être partagés entre les deux camps.

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Origins of the Libyan Conflict and Options for Its Resolution

Saturday, March 9, 2019 Comments Off on Origins of the Libyan Conflict and Options for Its Resolution

In the 42 years preceding the 2011 uprising, Muammar Gaddafi controlled all power in Libya. Since the uprising, Libyans, fragmented by geography, tribe, ideology, and history, have resisted having anyone, foreigner or Libyan, telling them what to do. In the process, they have frustrated efforts of outsiders to help them rebuild institutions at the national […]

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Jihadist leader in Mali denies reports of his death

Saturday, March 9, 2019 Comments Off on Jihadist leader in Mali denies reports of his death

One of the co-founders and senior leaders of al Qaeda’s Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM), Amadou Kouffa, denied reports of his death in a video published by the group. The French and Malian governments claimed Kouffa was killed last November, however, JNIM has consistently denied these reports.

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South Sudan’s President Calls for No Revenge Attacks

Friday, March 8, 2019 Comments Off on South Sudan’s President Calls for No Revenge Attacks

South Sudan’s president is calling on his people to refrain from revenge attacks, as the country tries to move on from a brutal civil war.

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US General Warns of Russian, Chinese Inroads in Africa

Saturday, February 9, 2019 Comments Off on US General Warns of Russian, Chinese Inroads in Africa

Fears that Washington is increasingly losing influence across the globe are starting to come to fruition in Africa, where a top military official says Russia is playing on perceived U.S. weaknesses to gain leverage and resources.

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Has Turkish President Erdoğan Distanced Himself from the Muslim Brotherhood?

Friday, February 8, 2019 Comments Off on Has Turkish President Erdoğan Distanced Himself from the Muslim Brotherhood?

The picture sent shockwaves through Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s grassroots: A poor Egyptian member of the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan in Arabic) handcuffed by the Turkish police, put aboard a Turkish Airlines plane to fly back to Cairo, to be tortured and eventually executed. Is President Erdoğan not a staunch supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood? […]

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World must do more to tackle ‘shadowy’ mercenary activities undermining stability in Africa, says UN chief

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Comments Off on World must do more to tackle ‘shadowy’ mercenary activities undermining stability in Africa, says UN chief

With mercenaries undermining global peace and security and weakening States’ capacities to protect their people, the UN Security Council on Monday shone its spotlight on their activities as a source of destabilization in Africa.

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French President Macron to visit Egypt

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Comments Off on French President Macron to visit Egypt

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Egypt “in the coming weeks,” French ambassador to Cairo Stephane Roumtier said on Tuesday. The upcoming visit is expected to boost the number of French tourists in the country, Egypt’s state news agency MENA quoted Roumtier as saying.

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Mali premier pledges to curb militancy

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Mali premier pledges to curb militancy

The Malian prime minister on Sunday announced a boost to anti-militant operations alongside a programme to disarm and reintegrate militias in the centre of the troubled country. Without specifying the amount of investment, Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga said defence and security forces in the region would be “strengthened,” including the development of river patrols.

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Egyptian ambassador to Algeria says Libya developments are important for region security

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Egyptian ambassador to Algeria says Libya developments are important for region security

Egyptian ambassador to Algeria, Iman Mishrfa considered developments in Libya very much relevant to Egypt and Algeria security. In an interview with Asharq Alawsat newspaper, he explained that

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Head of UN Support in Libya visits Algeria

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Head of UN Support in Libya visits Algeria

The Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Ghasan Salama is visiting Algeria on Monday. Algerian Foreign Ministry said the 2 day visit was part of consultations between the UN and Algeria over the situation in Libya. Salama was expected to meet Algerian Foreign Minister Abdul Gader Msahel, the Ministry said in a statement, […]

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US airstrike in Somalia kills 10 al-Shabaab extremists

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on US airstrike in Somalia kills 10 al-Shabaab extremists

The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed 10 members of the al-Shaabab extremist group. The US Africa Command statement says the airstrike occurred on Wednesday near Dheerow Sanle to “diminish al-Shabab’s freedom of movement and to increase pressure on the terrorist network.”

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Egypt police ‘kill 40 militants’ in crackdown after tourist bus blast

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Comments Off on Egypt police ‘kill 40 militants’ in crackdown after tourist bus blast

Egyptian police killed 40 suspects in a crackdown on Saturday after a roadside bomb hit a tour bus claiming the lives of three Vietnamese holidaymakers and an Egyptian guide. Thirty alleged “terrorists” were killed in separate raids in Giza governorate, home to Egypt’s famed

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EU expands duties of EUBAM to secure Libya’s borders

Monday, December 17, 2018 Comments Off on EU expands duties of EUBAM to secure Libya’s borders

The European Council adopted a decision mandating the EU integrated border management assistance mission in Libya (EUBAM Libya) to actively support the Libyan authorities in contributing to efforts to disrupt organised criminal networks involved in smuggling migrants, human trafficking and terrorism.

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African regional summit discusses fight against Boko Haram

Monday, December 17, 2018 Comments Off on African regional summit discusses fight against Boko Haram

Leaders of countries in the Lake Chad region met on Saturday in Nigeria to give fresh impetus to their fight against Boko Haram, the Nigerian presidency said. The summit meeting, grouping Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Benin and the Central African Republic, is a follow-up to a November gathering in Chad called to tackle a surge […]

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US airstrikes in Somalia kill 62 extremists

Monday, December 17, 2018 Comments Off on US airstrikes in Somalia kill 62 extremists

The US military says it has carried out six airstrikes in the Gandarshe area of Somalia which killed a total of 62 al-Shabaab extremist rebels. In a statement issued on Monday, the US military’s Africa Command said it carried out four strikes on December 15 in which 34 people were killed and two more on […]

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Libya, EU reiterate shared vision on security and economy issues

Monday, December 10, 2018 Comments Off on Libya, EU reiterate shared vision on security and economy issues

The Head of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Sirraj, has met with the European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, to discuss security, illegal immigration, economic and other issues of mutual concern, the PC’s media office reported Tuesday.

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NATO says ready to help rebuild Libya’s security and military institutions

Monday, December 10, 2018 Comments Off on NATO says ready to help rebuild Libya’s security and military institutions

NATO is prepared to help Libya rebuild its security and military institutions, the alliance’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, said in a meeting Tuesday with the Head of the Presidential Council (PC) Fayez Al-Sirraj in Brussels.

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Iraqi jets kill 3 IS members in Anbar

Monday, December 10, 2018 Comments Off on Iraqi jets kill 3 IS members in Anbar

Three Islamic State militants were killed Saturday in an air raid by the Iraqi Air Force on a terrorist hotbed in Anbar, a security source from the province’s operations command was quoted as saying. Speaking to the privately-owned Almaalomah news agency, the source pointed out that Iraqi warplanes targeted three Islamic State militants riding two […]

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US backed Somali commandos raid on al-Shabaab checkpoints

Monday, December 10, 2018 Comments Off on US backed Somali commandos raid on al-Shabaab checkpoints

Somali commandos backed by US forces raided two al-Shabaab checkpoints at which the extremists extort money from commercial vehicles, killing several fighters, Somali intelligence officials said on Wednesday. The officials also said two US airstrikes in the area during the overnight raid destroyed an explosives-laden minibus that was prepared for a complex attack on an […]

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Arab League chief urges Libyan parties to reach political consensus

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off on Arab League chief urges Libyan parties to reach political consensus

Arab League (AL) Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit urged on Sunday Libyan parties to reach a consensus on political, constitutional and electoral steps aspired by the Libyan people. Aboul-Gheit called on the Libyan political parties to overcome the current political impasse and division in the war-torn Arab country, AL spokesman Mahmoud Afifi said in a statement.

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EU, Algeria vow to boost counter-terrorism cooperation

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off on EU, Algeria vow to boost counter-terrorism cooperation

The European Union and Algeria on Monday vowed to reinforce mutual dialogue to maintain regional and international peace and security. The remarks came during the 2nd High-Level Dialogue on Regional Security and Counterterrorism wich was held in Algiers. The dialogue was co-chaired by Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel and EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs […]

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Death toll from Mogadishu bombings jumps to over 40

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off on Death toll from Mogadishu bombings jumps to over 40

The death toll from a string of car bombings near a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu has jumped to at least 41, police said on Saturday. Friday’s attack was the latest in a wave of bombings by al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda affiliate which has been fighting to overthrow the internationally-backed Somali government for over […]

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Libya strongman Haftar says not attending crisis conference

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Comments Off on Libya strongman Haftar says not attending crisis conference

Libya strongman Khalifa Haftar will not attend roundtable talks at a Palermo conference aimed at stabilising the north African nation but will meet regional leaders on the sidelines, his office said on Tuesday.

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Boko Haram jihadists attack military base in NE Nigeria

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Comments Off on Boko Haram jihadists attack military base in NE Nigeria

Boko Haram jihadists launched a large assault on a military base in Nigeria’s remote northeast region and killed one soldier, defence officials said Sunday. The attack on 145 Battalion in Gashigar, Borno State, began on Saturday and continued into early Sunday morning, said Nigerian air force spokesman Ibikunle Daramola. “BHTs (Boko Haram terrorists) in 13 […]

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Libya’s south falls prey to foreign armed groups

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Comments Off on Libya’s south falls prey to foreign armed groups

Neglected by rival authorities in Tripoli and the country’s east, Libya’s southern desert has increasingly become a hideout for foreign rebel groups that stand accused of stoking growing insecurity. “Kidnapping, theft and banditry have multiplied” in the region, said Ali Akri Molia, commander of a unit responsible for protecting oil installations in the Oubari area […]

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Nigerian group says troops shot, killed 27 Shiite Muslims

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Comments Off on Nigerian group says troops shot, killed 27 Shiite Muslims

Nigeria’s main Shiite Muslim movement says Nigerian troops shot and killed at least 27 of its members during a procession to the capital of Abuja. Islamic Movement of Nigeria spokesperson Ibrahim Musa said six people were killed on Saturday and another 21 on Monday.

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Tripoli conflict parties committed to ceasefire agreement, says official

Monday, October 1, 2018 Comments Off on Tripoli conflict parties committed to ceasefire agreement, says official

The Head of the Committee for Communications and Security Arrangements Follow-up formed by the Ministry of Interior, Ramadan Zermouh, said that all parties to the conflict in the capital are committed to the cease-fire agreement.

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France’s new ambassador to Libya presents credentials

Monday, October 1, 2018 Comments Off on France’s new ambassador to Libya presents credentials

The new French Ambassador to Libya Béatrice le Fraper du Hellen presented her credentials to the Secretary of Political Affairs of Foreign Ministry Lutfi Al-Maghrabi on Sunday. Al-Maghrabi welcomed the new ambassador and reviewed with her the Libyan-French bilateral relations in all fields, including the importance of facilitating the visa procedures to Libyan citizens. The […]

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Algeria urges Libyan warrant parties stop armed confrontations

Monday, October 1, 2018 Comments Off on Algeria urges Libyan warrant parties stop armed confrontations

Algeria on Sunday urged Libyan disputing parties to put an end to armed confrontations, noting that such confrontations undermine any political settlement in Libya. “Algeria deeply concerns over recent developments in Libya, particularly the escalation of violence in Tripoli and its dire repercussions on its population,” Algeria said in a statement.

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Sahel anti-terror force shifts HQs to Mali capital after attack

Monday, October 1, 2018 Comments Off on Sahel anti-terror force shifts HQs to Mali capital after attack

The headquarters of a five-nation anti-terror force in Mali has been transferred to the capital Bamako from the central town of Sevare following a deadly bomb attack, a source said on Friday. The European Union had said in July it would finance the construction of the new headquarters.

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