Archive for February, 2017

Kenya agrees to rejoin South Sudan UN force

Friday, February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Kenya agrees to rejoin South Sudan UN force

Kenya has agreed to take part in a UN regional force for South Sudan, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday, three months after Nairobi angrily withdrew its troops from the country. Kenya pulled its peacekeepers from South Sudan and announced it would not contribute to the planned regional force after Guterres’ predecessor, […]

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UN condemns attack on UN monitoring team near Nigeria-Cameroon border

Friday, February 3, 2017 Comments Off on UN condemns attack on UN monitoring team near Nigeria-Cameroon border

The UN Security Council on Thursday condemned “in the strongest terms” an attack against a United Nations monitoring team near the Nigeria-Cameroon border on Jan. 31. “The members of the Security Council called on the Governments of Nigeria and Cameroon to swiftly investigate these attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice,” the 15-nation UN body […]

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NATO chief, Libyan PM discuss security situation

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Comments Off on NATO chief, Libyan PM discuss security situation

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday discussed the security situation in Libya with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj, saying NATO stands ready to support Libya. Speaking at the joint press conference, Stoltenberg said he was encouraged by the progress being made in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Libya, adding that the […]

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Fresh clashes erupt near S. Sudan’s oil hub

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Comments Off on Fresh clashes erupt near S. Sudan’s oil hub

Fresh clashes broke out around South Sudan’s second-largest city of Malakal on Tuesday, a rebel spokesman and a government official said, the latest turn in the struggle for the capital of the oil-producing Upper Nile region. The United Nations said Malakal, on the banks of the White Nile near the country’s northern border with Sudan, […]

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Sudan, Egypt split difference over Halayeb dispute

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Comments Off on Sudan, Egypt split difference over Halayeb dispute

Sudan and Egypt agreed on Tuesday not to raise the issue of Halayeb Triangle disputed between the two countries, official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported. The agreement came at a meeting between Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the sidelines of the ongoing African Union Summit in the Ethiopian […]

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UN: 5 killed in attack along Cameroon-Nigeria border

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Comments Off on UN: 5 killed in attack along Cameroon-Nigeria border

The United Nations is strongly condemning an attack along Cameroon’s border with Nigeria that killed a UN independent contractor and four others. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the UN secretary-general’s special representative for West Africa, said in a statement on Wednesday that the attack took place near Kontcha, Cameroon. The contractor’s nationality was not released.

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Libya leader offers NATO sea access if it upgrades navy

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Comments Off on Libya leader offers NATO sea access if it upgrades navy

Libya’s UN-backed prime minister says NATO or European Union ships could be permitted to operate in Libyan waters alongside the national navy if those organisations help modernize his country’s vessels.

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Egypt boosts navy as part of Red Sea strategy

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Comments Off on Egypt boosts navy as part of Red Sea strategy

By establishing a naval force in the Red Sea, Egypt aims for more than protecting navigation in the Suez Canal, a vital wa­terway for international trade, mili­tary experts said. “The force will be the backbone of Egypt’s new Red Sea strategy,” former Assistant Defense Minis­ter Hossam Suweilam said. “There is a marked surge of unrest […]

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AU approves Libya peace plan

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Comments Off on AU approves Libya peace plan

The African Union, AU, Summit has approved a peace roadmap for Libya and called for the formation of new Presidential Council which would form a new unity government. The AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smail Chergui, made this known on Tuesday in Addis Ababa at a news conference on the activities of the commission […]

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NATO says ready to help Libya on military institutions

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Comments Off on NATO says ready to help Libya on military institutions

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj at NATO headquarters in Brussels Wednesday for talks on the security situation in Libya. “NATO stands ready to assist Libya in building effective security and defence institutions. Strengthening your ability to fight terrorism and create conditions for peace,” he told a news conference after […]

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