AFRICOM Week in Review Ending 10 Nov 09


Hot Topics

AA: Airbus Loses South Africa Military Transporter Order 11/05/09

AA: South African Company to Begin Mining for Diamonds in Zimbabwe 11/06/09

BW: Botswana: UB Scholar Doubts RISDP Success 11/09/09

ET: Ethiopia – War crimes perpetrator paraded as a “Statesman leading Africa” 11/07/09

GN: Guinea will shrug off sanctions: junta aide 11/09/09

LR: Liberia: ‘I Decided That I Will Leave Liberia For The Sake Of Peace,’ Taylor … 11/09/09

LY: Libya releases 19 Nigerians 11/07/09

MA: Morocco’s autonomy initiative, ‘realist and feasible’ process -Mauritanian … 11/08/09

MG: Madagascar rivals agree power-sharing deal 11/06/09

RW: Rwanda: When Will Monuc Stop Blundering? 11/10/09

SD: Threats to unity in Sudan 11/06/09

UG: Uganda: New Institute to Improve Governance in East Africa 11/09/09

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


AA: Shi’ites get arms via Eritrea 11/08/09

AA: Al Shabaab accuses Kenya of being hostile 11/08/09

AA: Somali instability worries Maghreb neighbours 11/05/09

CD: CONGO: Outlaws In Uniform 11/08/09

SO: Somali pirates in deadly stand-off with Spanish forces over hostages 11/06/09

SO: Somalia: Blasts target police stations in Puntland 11/05/09

SO: Somalia: Islamists Impose Curfew to Beledweyn Town 11/05/09

SO: Somalia’s Sufi forces organise in face of Shebab 11/05/09

SO: Youth lured to fight in Somalia 11/07/09

UG: UGANDA: Gin And Gunrunners 11/09/09

Special Operations

CD: LRA rebel surrenders in DR Congo 11/05/09

SN: Senegal Maritime Professionals Graduate on Netherlands-led APS Platform 11/09/09

SO: Somalia: Puntland security forces conduct operations in Bosaso 11/09/09

Security Forces

AA: Interpol Cracking Down on Central Africa Trade in Stolen Vehicles 11/09/09

BW: Police operation nabs 53 11/10/09

KE: German navy hands seven Somali pirates to Kenya 11/09/09

ML: Malian forces improve proficiency at English language lab 11/05/09

NG: Nigeria: Borno Donates Patrol Vehicles to Vigilante Groups 11/09/09

Foreign Affairs

AA: China’s Africa investments under harsh spotlight 11/05/09

AA: Southern African Leaders Meet on Zimbabwean Crisis 11/05/09

CD: Congo-Kinshasa: New Multinational Partnership Launches Peace Efforts 11/05/09

ZW: Zimbabwe faces new deadline for reforms 11/06/09


AA: UN: 50 peacekeepers punished for sex abuses 11/05/09

AA: West Africa may become major narcotics producer-UN 11/05/09

ZA: Crime puts food security at risk 11/09/09

ZW: Child sex abuse on the rise in Zimbabwe 11/09/09

UG: Uganda People News: Girl friend kills Maj. Gen. James Kazin 11/10/09

KE: ICC judges to consider probe of Kenya’s abuses 11/08/09

SO: Somali pirates demand $3M for ship with 18 crew 11/09/09

KE: Bandits take over roads in northern Kenya 11/07/09

SO: Somali Pirates Launch Longest-Range Attack 11/09/09

SO: Somalia: Islamists Execute a Fighter in Afgoi Town 11/09/09

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