RT | One of the country’s few thriving industries apparently being eyed by foreign corporations.
Washington Times | Gunmen have killed 23 police officers in an ambush in central Nigeria.
Vice | SPLA-M (Sudan People’s Liberation Movement) – a group of rebels that fight to keep President Omar al-Bashir from turning Sudan into an Arab state.
The French military, assisted by local militia, has taken the city of Kidal – the last major city still controlled by Islamist militants. Meanwhile, warplanes have continued striking the remaining militant hideouts in the far north of the country. The French foreign minister has hinted that the operation may be over as early as March. [...]
Andrew McKillop21st Century WireWas Iraq an ‘oil war? Probably in 50 years time, academics but not many other persons will still be talking about the subject. For plenty of historians, journalists, writers, paywrights and movie makers there is no problem at all: since the 1991 Liberation of Kuwait, the 9/11 atrocities in the US, the creation of ‘al [...]
21st Century Wire says… As we predicted this past week, the theatrical upheaval in Mali was merely a nudging exercise to move forward the stated objectives laid down in US AFRICOM policy directives. With no debate or questioning in foreign policy circles, and with Obama’s coronation and ceremonial pop concert in Washington DC keeping American [...]
Washington PostEdward Cody, Debbi Wilgoren and Craig Whitlock PARIS — Islamist guerrillas seized a number of hostages, including Americans, in a brazen attack early Wednesday on a remote gas-production facility in Algeria, and the United States vowed to take all necessary steps to deal with what it called a “terrorist act.” Algeria’s official news agency said two people [...]
The Independant LAMINE CHIKHIJan 16, 2013 Islamist militants attacked a gas production field in southern Algeria today, kidnapping at least seven foreigners and killing a French national, local and company officials said. An al-Qa’ida-linked group operating in the Sahara said it had carried out the raid on the In Amenas facility, Mauritania’s ANI news agency [...]
Washington PostCraig WhitlockJan 16, 2013 LISBON – The Pentagon may become involved in military operations against Islamist rebels in the West African country of Mali by providing airlift and “limited logistical support” to French troops fighting there, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Monday. “We have a responsibility to go after al-Qaeda wherever they are,” Panetta [...]