Category: Africa

Operational world risk ratings review

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RATINGS CHANGES There were changes to risk scores in 47 countries during the latest monthly updating cycle of the Risk Briefing model. These led to upgrades of the overall score in only 18 cases, but there were 17 downgrades. In…

Nigeria: Hezbollah Weapons Cache Found

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NYTimes/AP: Soldiers in northern Nigeriauncovered an arms cache that the authorities say they believe belonged to members of the Lebanese political party and militant group Hezbollah, the military and secret police said Thursday. Officials said soldiers confiscated the weapons from a home…

Benghazi attack uncovers US weapons trail to Syria

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Sources say the attack on the US mission in Benghazi uncovered a paper trail of old soviet weapons being bought and shipped to Syria to aid rebels.  In turn, Syrian government forces had bombed Turkish territory to stop those shipments.…

Witness: Sudanese warplanes strike at South Sudan border towns

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(CNN) — Sudanese war planes crossed a disputed border region to conduct airstrikes in South Sudan on Monday, a witness said, escalating fighting that threatens to return the neighboring African countries to full-scale war.

Updates on Yemen and Sudan internal conflicts

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New Yemeni Resolve to Defeat al-Qaeda Bearing Results in Lawdar The battle for southern Yemen has intensified since the succession of Abd Rabu Mansur al-Hadi to the Yemen presidency and his subsequent vow to suppress the Islamist insurgency. The latest…

South Sudan says Sudan launches attacks

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BENTIU, South Sudan (AP) — Sudanese armed forces launched an attack more than six miles (nine kilometers) inside South Sudan’s border, an official said Sunday, days after the south announced it was pulling its troops from a disputed border town…

Ethiopian troops take over Al-Shabaab strategic stronghold

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Quoting local witnesses, the BBC reported that around 50 Ethiopian army vehicles, including 20 tanks, had entered on Wednesday the city of Baidoa, which was the second most important stronghold of the Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist organization Al-Shabaab after the port of…