AFRICOM Week in Review Ending 30 Nov 09

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Hot Topics

AA: Mercenary Mann says South Africa backed coup plot 11/29/09

AA: Are SA mercenaries assisting Guinea’s military junta? 11/26/09

AO: Angola: Armed forces reiterate support for public health services 11/26/09

CD: DR Congo appeals for arrest of FDLR leaders in Western countries 11/26/09

ET: Ethiopia’s Human Rights Reports presented to the African Commission on Human … 11/27/09

ET: Ex-Ethiopia President Negasso Gidada joins opposition 11/26/09

NA: Namibia begins vote count 11/28/09

NG: How illegal arms, ammunition enter Nigeria 11/27/09

NG: Nigeria: Yar’Adua Should Draw Up Roadmap to Delta Peace 11/30/09

SO: Militia warns UN to buy from Somali farmers or cut aid 11/25/09

SO: Somalia: Hisbul Islam Bans the Business of Kat in Beledweyn Town 11/25/09

SO: Two journalists released in Somalia 11/25/09

ZA: Zimbabwean refugees face crime, harassment in South Africa 11/27/09

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

Instability

CD: DR Congo – UN-backed forces ‘failing’ in rebel fight 11/25/09

CD: UN helicopter attacked in Congo; 4 wounded 11/27/09

CF: Rebels control Ndelé, more attacks in north 11/28/09

CF: Dozens dead in Ugandan rebel attack in CAR -sources 11/25/09

ET: Al-Houthis recruit African refugees for their battles 11/25/09

ET: Several EPRDF troops killed by rebels near Harar Ethiopia 11/26/09

KE: Kenyans draw weapons over shrinking resources 11/27/09

SO: Al-Shabaab rebels seize town close to Kenyan border 11/29/09

SO: Somali pirates capture Greek cargo ship with 16 Filipinos 11/30/09

SO: Somalia: Puntland Naval Forces join Pirates says ex-president 11/29/09

SO: UN Raises Alarm Over Islamic Stonings in Somalia 11/29/09

TD: Violence escalates for troops in eastern Chad 11/29/09

Special Operations

CD: UN must stop backing Congo’s disastrous operation against marauding rebel militias 11/29/09

Security Forces

AA: Iranian Navy will fight piracy off coast of Somalia 11/30/09

AA: Yemen seizes arms-loaded boat from Somalia 11/25/09

CF: Central African Republic Forces Retake Town Captured by Rebels 11/27/09

DZ: MURPHY’S LAW: Su-30s Swarm To North Africa 11/26/09

NG: Nigeria buys 5 French helicopters for oil delta 11/25/09

SD: Darfur rebels say army attacks, 10 fighters killed 11/26/09

SD: Two LRA Rebels Surrender in Western Equatoria State 11/30/09

ZW: Zimbabwe unveils circumcision plans for army 11/30/09

Foreign Affairs

BI: Former rebel to run for Burundi president 11/30/09

ER: Eritrea warns West against imposing sanctions 11/26/09

KE: Kenya fails to submit torture report 11/26/09

SO: Somalia policy needs time to work: US military 11/25/09

ZW: Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai warns over unity deal 11/29/09

Crime

AA: Benin: Pirates kill Ukrainian 11/25/09

AA: Drug seizures in west Africa prompt fears of terrorist links 11/28/09

CD: Congolese Rebels Laundering Money in Germany, UN Report Reveals 11/25/09

CD: DR Congo delays appeal verdict on condemned Briton 11/28/09

ET: Ethiopia: Prosecutor seeks death penalty for 40 coup plotters 11/28/09

ML: French aid worker kidnapped from hotel 11/27/09

Instability

CD: DR Congo – UN-backed forces ‘failing’ in rebel fight 11/25/09

CD: UN helicopter attacked in Congo; 4 wounded 11/27/09

CF: Rebels control Ndelé, more attacks in north 11/28/09

CF: Dozens dead in Ugandan rebel attack in CAR -sources 11/25/09

ET: Al-Houthis recruit African refugees for their battles 11/25/09

ET: Several EPRDF troops killed by rebels near Harar Ethiopia 11/26/09

KE: Kenyans draw weapons over shrinking resources 11/27/09

SO: Al-Shabaab rebels seize town close to Kenyan border 11/29/09

SO: Somali pirates capture Greek cargo ship with 16 Filipinos 11/30/09

SO: Somalia: Puntland Naval Forces join Pirates says ex-president 11/29/09

SO: UN Raises Alarm Over Islamic Stonings in Somalia 11/29/09

TD: Violence escalates for troops in eastern Chad 11/29/09

Special Operations

CD: UN must stop backing Congo’s disastrous operation against marauding rebel militias 11/29/09

Security Forces

AA: Iranian Navy will fight piracy off coast of Somalia 11/30/09

AA: Yemen seizes arms-loaded boat from Somalia 11/25/09

CF: Central African Republic Forces Retake Town Captured by Rebels 11/27/09

DZ: MURPHY’S LAW: Su-30s Swarm To North Africa 11/26/09

NG: Nigeria buys 5 French helicopters for oil delta 11/25/09

SD: Darfur rebels say army attacks, 10 fighters killed 11/26/09

SD: Two LRA Rebels Surrender in Western Equatoria State 11/30/09

ZW: Zimbabwe unveils circumcision plans for army 11/30/09

Foreign Affairs

BI: Former rebel to run for Burundi president 11/30/09

ER: Eritrea warns West against imposing sanctions 11/26/09

KE: Kenya fails to submit torture report 11/26/09

SO: Somalia policy needs time to work: US military 11/25/09

ZW: Zimbabwe’s Tsvangirai warns over unity deal 11/29/09

Crime

AA: Benin: Pirates kill Ukrainian 11/25/09

AA: Drug seizures in west Africa prompt fears of terrorist links 11/28/09

CD: Congolese Rebels Laundering Money in Germany, UN Report Reveals 11/25/09

CD: DR Congo delays appeal verdict on condemned Briton 11/28/09

ET: Ethiopia: Prosecutor seeks death penalty for 40 coup plotters 11/28/09

ML: French aid worker kidnapped from hotel 11/27/09