Patrick Henningsen | Did Ebola really jump from African Fruit Bats to humans, or was it something else?
21WIRE SPECIAL REPORT | The truth about Boko Haram: it comes from the same CIA boogy man factory as al Qaeda.
Sartre | Dirty Harry Reid is up to his neck in dodgy desert land deals and Chinese take-aways.
21WIRE + Independent | This one would take the biscuit for Gordon Ramsey’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’…
Shawn Helton | The spoils of Africa are being divided up again.
RT | One of the country’s few thriving industries is being targeted 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.
21WIRE + WP | The Pentagon has also expanded operations with the only permanent U.S. base on the continent, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, which serves as a hub for counter-terrorism missions in Somalia and Yemen.
RT | A ‘New Cold War’ for African resources?
AFRICOM FOR DUMMIES | It’s incredible what we spend our money on in terms of military hardware.
Andrew McKillop | By 2014, the US will be rivaling Saudi and Russian oil output, or even exceeding their output, as Asian demands for energy increase.
21WIRE | The west is getting interested in Mali now – because the Chinese are there.
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 […]
Northern Mali was captured by Islamist militants nine months ago; the international community has been debating since then over what action should be taken. The conflict escalated last week when France launched its air assault to “maintain stability in the region.” Eric Margolis, an award-winning columnist who’s extensively covered conflicts in Africa, believes president Hollande […]
Peter Sterry | When it comes to post-modern military embarrassments and gallant non-events, Somalia often comes to mind. Then again, so do the French.
PARIS — As France reinforced its intervention forces in Mali with additional aircraft and soldiers, Frenc commandos launched a failed raid on the other side of Africa in a vain attempt to rescue an intelligence officer held captive for 3½ years in Somalia, the Defense Ministry announced Saturday. The unsuccessful overnight rescue attempt, in the […]
AFRICOM Files | UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, is pushing for the deployment of drones in Africa.