Archive for July, 2015

Indian minister wraps up Cairo visit after meeting with Sisi

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Comments Off on Indian minister wraps up Cairo visit after meeting with Sisi

Indian Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi left Cairo Wednesday, 8/7/2015 winding up a visit to Egypt during which he met with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. Naqvi invited Sisi to attend the third Indian-African Forum Summit.

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Tunisia arrests over 1000 in terror clampdown

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Comments Off on Tunisia arrests over 1000 in terror clampdown

At least 8 000 homes have been searched and over 1 000 people detained in anti-terror sweeps since March’s deadly attack on Tunisia’s Bardo National Museum, a government minister revealed on Tuesday. At least 120 of those detained were being held on suspicion of terrorist activity, Kamel Jendoubi, minister for relations with civil society, told […]

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French spec ops kill terrorist leader in northern Mali

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Comments Off on French spec ops kill terrorist leader in northern Mali

French special forces killed a leader of al-Qaeda’s north African branch who was suspected of playing a role in the kidnapping of hostage Serge Lazarevic, the army said. “During an operation in the north-eastern town of Kidal in Mali, “two terrorists were captured and a third, Ali Ag Wadossene, was killed.

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Tunisian army kills at least 100 armed islamists

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Comments Off on Tunisian army kills at least 100 armed islamists

More than 100 armed Islamists have been killed, captured or have repented in Algeria in the first half of this year, the defence ministry said Tuesday. A statement, carried by national news agency APS, did not give a breakdown of the 102 Islamists it said were no longer battling Algerian security forces.

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South Sudan turmoil continues

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Comments Off on South Sudan turmoil continues

As the world’s youngest nation prepares to mark its fourth year of independence from Sudan on Thursday, South Sudan finds itself in the ignominious position of being “lower in terms of human development than just about every other place on earth,” according to a UN report documenting the ravages of the war.

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18 people killed in Algerian clashes

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Comments Off on 18 people killed in Algerian clashes

At least 18 people have been killed in clashes between Arabs and Berbers around the Algerian desert town of Ghardaia, with several businesses and homes burned down, medical sources and state media said on Wednesday.

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CHINA: TOWARDS A SUPERPOWER STATUS — Case Study: The Chinese Influence in Africa

Sunday, July 5, 2015 Comments Off on CHINA: TOWARDS A SUPERPOWER STATUS — Case Study: The Chinese Influence in Africa

The recent Group of Seven (G7) summit meeting in Schloss Elmau (Germany) took place in a global context marked not only by the proliferation of crises – from the Russian seizure of Crimea and the advent of the Islamic State to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and heightened tensions in the South and East […]

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Tunisia security forces deployed across tourist sites

Friday, July 3, 2015 Comments Off on Tunisia security forces deployed across tourist sites

Tunisia said it started deploying armed police around tourist sites yesterday after last week’s massacre at a beach resort, as authorities finished identifying all 38 people killed in the jihadist attack. Britain said it was transporting home eight bodies of its nationals killed in the assault, with Tunisia’s health ministry confirming that 30 Britons were […]

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Algeria condems Mali attack on UN peacekeepers

Friday, July 3, 2015 Comments Off on Algeria condems Mali attack on UN peacekeepers

Algeria “strongly” condemned the attack that targeted, Thursday, in the region of Timbuktu, in Northern Mali, the forces of the United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), said the spokesman of the ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdelaziz Benali Cherif.

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Sinai is now in control of Egyptian army, spokesman says

Friday, July 3, 2015 Comments Off on Sinai is now in control of Egyptian army, spokesman says

Egyptian Army Spokesman Mohamed Samir said the situation in Sinai is 100 percent under the army’s control. During a phone call with Egyptian TV channel 1 late Wednesday 1/7/2015, he said such terrorist groups and their supporters have shallow minds as they imagined they can take over Sinai’s Sheikh Zuwaid.

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Chad security forces arrest one Boko Haram leader

Friday, July 3, 2015 Comments Off on Chad security forces arrest one Boko Haram leader

Chad’s chief prosecutor says that security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group, Boko Haram. Prosecutor Alhassim Khamis said in a statement on Monday that Bahna Fanaye, whose alias is Mahamat Moustapha, was apprehended on Sunday, along with two others. He said Fanaye co-ordinated the trafficking of weapons between Nigeria, […]

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UN imposes sanctions on six South Sudan commanders

Friday, July 3, 2015 Comments Off on UN imposes sanctions on six South Sudan commanders

The UN Security Council on Wednesday imposed sanctions on six commanders from South Sudan, the first to be blacklisted in a country where 18 months of war have brought horrific violence. The six generals – three from the government forces and three from the rebels – were punished with a global travel ban and an […]

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Tunisia arrests eight suspects over beach massacre

Friday, July 3, 2015 Comments Off on Tunisia arrests eight suspects over beach massacre

Tunisian authorities have arrested eight people suspected of “direct” involvement in the attack on a holiday resort that killed 38 foreign tourists. While 12 people were initially detained, four were subsequently released.

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Six UN peacekeepers killed in north Mali attack

Friday, July 3, 2015 Comments Off on Six UN peacekeepers killed in north Mali attack

Six United Nations peacekeepers were killed and five wounded in an attack on their convoy in north Mali near Timbuktu, the UN Mali mission said on Thursday. The convoy was attacked in the morning about 45km south of Timbuktu while patrolling on the road between Goundam and Timbuktu, the mission said. The wounded are being […]

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Hollande urges African leaders to respect constitutional terms

Friday, July 3, 2015 Comments Off on Hollande urges African leaders to respect constitutional terms

French President Francois Hollande has urged African leaders to respect their constitutional term limits, and expressed concern that some were prepared to risk political instability in order to remain in power. Hollande spoke in Cotonou during a two-day African visit.

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Turkey could send troops to Syria if its borders are threatened

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Comments Off on Turkey could send troops to Syria if its borders are threatened

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has stated that his nation has no intentions of seizing any other lands, neither is it interested in going to war without a reason, adding that the parliament has sanctioned action in the event of threats to its borders.

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Tunisia condemns assassination of Egypt’s public prosecutor

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Comments Off on Tunisia condemns assassination of Egypt’s public prosecutor

Tunisia condemned, Tuesday, the assassination of Egypt’s public prosecutor in a terrorist attack Monday in Cairo. While expressing heartfelt condolences and deep sympathy to the people and government of Egypt as well as to the families of the victims, Tunisia reasserted

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Libyan refugees double since last September

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Comments Off on Libyan refugees double since last September

According to the United Nations refugee agency, the number of people displaced within Libya has almost doubled from an estimated 230,000 last September to more than 434,000 amid escalating fighting this year in different parts of the crisis-gripped North-African country. “The internally displaced persons (IDPs) comprise 83,697 families, according to countrywide data collected by the […]

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UN extends Darfur peacekeeping force

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Comments Off on UN extends Darfur peacekeeping force

The Security Council on Monday unanimously approved a one-year extension of the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s western Darfur region where conflict is intensifying, rejecting the Sudanese government’s demand that the troops leave. A resolution adopted by the UN’s most powerful body keeps the size of the force the same — 15 845 […]

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Tunisia investigates Libya link to beach attacker

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Comments Off on Tunisia investigates Libya link to beach attacker

A Tunisian gunman who killed 39 people at a resort hotel, mostly British holiday-makers, probably spent time in a training camp in Libya and had been in contact with militants over the border, a security source said on Tuesday. The attack on the Imperial Marhaba beach hotel in the popular resort town of Sousse came […]

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Over 21 Libyan soldiers killed in clashes this week

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Comments Off on Over 21 Libyan soldiers killed in clashes this week

Fighting raged between government forces and Islamists in eastern Libya on Tuesday, with 21 soldiers killed since the clashes broke out at the weekend, a medical official said. The continued fighting came a day after UN envoy Bernardino Leon said he hoped the rival parliaments in the largely lawless North African country would endorse his […]

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Fifty killed in North Sinai attacks claimed by ISIL

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Comments Off on Fifty killed in North Sinai attacks claimed by ISIL

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants launched a wide-scale coordinated assault on several military checkpoints in Egypt’s North Sinai on July 1 in which 50 people were killed, security sources said, the largest attack yet in the insurgency-hit province. Egyptian army F-16 jets and Apache helicopters strafed the region that lies within […]

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US rules out northern Syria buffer zone

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Comments Off on US rules out northern Syria buffer zone

The U.S. has ruled out support for a buffer zone in northern Syria amid renewed fighting just across Turkey’s southern border, according to a U.S. State Department official. John Kirby, a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department, said on June 30 the challenges facing Turkey on its southern borders are understandable but neither Washington nor […]

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