AFRICOM Week in Review Ending 4 January 2009


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Hot Topics

AA: 2010: US To Wage War Throughout The World 12/31/09

AA: Mobility Helps al Qaeda Extend Reach 01/04/10

BW: Khama likens corruption to a deadly cancer 12/31/09

CF: Providing education to conflict-affected children in the remote regions of … 12/31/09

GH: Ghana’s Oil Revenue Management – Transparency Or Prudence? 12/31/09

LY: Libya hails its efforts to undercut Al Qaeda 01/02/10

ML: Mali: President Touré hails return of peace in northern Mali 01/01/10

SN: Senegal’s President Apologizes for Insult to Christians 12/31/09

ZA: South Africa Struggles to Fix Dysfunctional Schools: Week Ahead 01/04/10

ZW: Technology investors targeting Zimbabwe 01/01/10

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


CD: DRC – ethnic clashes 01/01/10

CD: 150+ killed in DRC fighting 01/03/10

CD: Alarm as Congo villagers form ‘militia’ groups 01/03/10

CF: Central African Republic:Clash in Northern Town of Ndele Prompts Security Fears 12/31/09

ER: Eritrean Rebels Say Kill 25 Government Troops In Attacks 01/01/10

ET: Islamist Rebels in Somalia Threaten to Attack Ethiopia 12/31/09

NE: Ten killed in Niger attacks – security sources 01/02/10

NG: Nigeria:Kalakato Uprising and Country’s Growing Challenges 12/31/09

SD: Confrontation in Rumbek East leaves 3 civilians and 13 SPLA soldiers killed 01/02/10

SO: In Pictures: Somalia’s Al-Shabab forces show power 01/02/10

SO: In Somalia, 47 killed in bloody town capture 01/04/10

SO: Somali insurgents threaten to join the new front 01/03/10

ZW: Zimbabwe Military Deploys to Remove Country’s Remaining White Farmers 12/31/09

ZW: Zimbabweans Look Back At a Lost Decade, Hope For Better in Next 12/31/09

Special Operations

BI: South African peackeeping soldiers leave Burundi 12/31/09

CF: UN receives pledge to respect refugee rights from Central African rebel leader 12/31/09

Security Forces

CD: Congolese forces plan new offensive against rebels 01/02/10

CF: Ugandan rebel leader killed in Cent.Africa Republic 01/02/10

SO: Official Says AMISOM Is Stepping Up Training for Somali Troops 01/03/10

UG: UPDF restored peace in Karamoja in 2009 01/03/10

ZA: South Africa prepared for bioattack at World Cup 12/31/09

Foreign Affairs

GH: Ghanaian president promises to build on 2009 gains in New Year message 01/02/10

LR: Liberians React to Temporary Lifting of Arms Embargo 01/03/10

MA: Moroccan, US military to strengthen cooperation 12/31/09

SD: Umma Party leader makes appeal to defectors to ‘reunite the ranks’ 01/01/10

SO: Al-Shabab Implements its Encirclement Strategy [Intelligence Update] 01/03/10


AA: Africa’s Islamist groups: still disparate, ever more radical 01/01/10

AA: UK ship taken by Somali pirates was sailing without naval escort 01/02/10

GH: US charges 3 Africans with narco-terrorism 01/01/10

NG: Robbery, corrupt policemen: A burden on Lagosians 01/04/10

SO: Somali group hails attack on Danish cartoonist 01/02/10

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