AFRICOM Week in Review Ending 19 Oct 09

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Hot Topics

AA: Exclusive: Al Qaeda’s North African Connection (Part One of Two) 10/15/09

AA: Kony now in Darfur – paper 10/17/09

AA: Scorched Earth and Terrorism 10/18/09

AA: Little-known Egyptian is key al-Qaida figure 10/15/09

CD: DRC: Arc of War, Map of Responsibility 10/16/09

CD: UN envoy says peace possible in DRC 10/17/09

LY: Libya to demolish notorious prison, frees 88 Islamists 10/15/09

ZW: Hope remains cautious in Zimbabwe 10/15/09

Below the Fold: Instability, Special Operations, Security Forces, Foreign Affairs, Crime

Instability

AA: Tension mounts at Kenya-Sudan border 10/17/09

AA: TIMELINE-Attacks in the Gulf of Guinea 10/15/09

CD: Aid groups are little match for Congo brutality 10/14/09

CD: DR Congo/North Kivu: Attacks against villages in Lubero territory 10/15/09

CG: Ex-rebel Ntumi denies Congo violence 10/15/09

GN: Guinea: Military Rule Must End 10/16/09

GN: ICC to investigate Guinea killings 10/15/09

KE: Kenya among starving nations 10/14/09

KE: Muslims press govt over Somali youth hiring 10/18/09

NG: Nigeria rebels says ‘oil war’ resuming 10/15/09

SD: Sudan: UNAMID Condemns Attack on its Guard Post 10/14/09

SN: Rebel attacks advance deeper into Senegal 10/14/09

SO: Somalia: Fresh Fighting Injuries Ten Civilians in Mogadishu 10/16/09

ZW: Zimbabwe: Lawlessness rife as military shoots at police during football match 10/14/09

Special Operations

AA: Garuda XX-G Contingent leaving for Congo 10/14/09

SO: US to make Blackwater-style entry into Somalia 10/16/09

UG: Uganda: RDF Arrives in Northern Uganda 10/15/09

ZA: Chief of the South African National Defence Force, General Godfrey Ngwenya, 10/16/09

Security Forces

AA: North Africa Is Fertile Ground For Deals 10/14/09

AO: Armed Forces chief assures support to citizens expelled from DRC 10/14/09

CM: Cameroon military repels pirate attack, kills 4 10/15/09

CM: Cameroon’s security forces dismantle armed bandits 10/14/09

DZ: Algerian army kills four terrorists 10/18/09

ET: Ethiopian police seizes tons of chemicals 10/17/09

KE: Kenya steps up security at Sudan border 10/18/09

NG: Nigeria: Federal Govt Approves Joint Security Patrol to Combat Crime in Edo 10/16/09

NG: Nigeria Police Hail EU Logistical Support Pledge 10/14/09

RW: Rwanda: Gov’t Appoints New Police Chief 10/15/09

SO: Somalia: 500 Somali soldiers get their training finished in Djibouti 10/15/09

SO: Ethiopia: EPRDF army crosses into Somalia: residents 10/15/09

Foreign Affairs

AA: West African Leaders Consider Sanctioning Guinea Military 10/16/09

BW: Botswana president Ian Khama spoke to Amarnath Singh ahead of the country’s … 10/16/09

BW: Voters head to the polls in Botswana 10/15/09

GA: Bongo Names Gabon Government 10/18/09

KE: Kenya PM defends govt over reforms 10/14/09

LR: UN commander in Liberia hopes smooth I.Coast vote will ease tensions 10/14/09

MG: Rajoelina’s choice of new PM nullified by State 10/16/09

SD: Obama Drops Plan to Isolate Sudan Leaders 10/17/09

Crime

AA: International court begins crimes trial hearing on Sudanese warlord 10/19/09

AA: Interpol: Crime Syndicates Helping Somali Pirates 10/14/09

GH: Drug Barons Trying Ghana 10/15/09

SO: Somali pirates hijack Singapore-flagged ship 10/17/09

TZ: Key Rwandan genocide suspect pleads not guilty 10/14/09

ZA: South Africa: Cops Hunt City Green Belt Gangs 10/15/09

ZA: South Africa: Mthethwa Calls for Partnership to Curb Crime Against Business 10/16/09

ZA: South African Police Killings Reach Decade High, M&G Reports 10/15/09