Tag: Africa

Uganda/Insurgency: Army Kills Karamoja Warriors

Media reported that Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) opened a fire on Karamoja warriors fleeing from military custody in Moroto District and killing at least two on Sunday.  Residents however put the death toll at eight, adding that the gun battle took place…

Sudan politics: All eyes on the south

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT With the elections in Sudan out of the way and a new cabinet finally in place, attention is focused squarely on the referendum on the future of the south. We consider that this referendum is…

Mozambique police deny report of Al-Qaeda camps

On Tuesday, Mozambique police dismissed a South African newspaper report which reported that the country was home to Al-Qaeda training camps that could launch an attack on the World Cup.

RUSSIAN NAVY TO USE PORT IN DJIBOUTI FOR ANTI-PIRACY OPERATIONS

Terrorism Monitor: News that the Russian Navy will begin using port facilities in Djibouti is further proof that the small, resource poor nation intends to take full advantage of its strategic location in the Horn of Africa (Shabelle Media Network,…

Ethiopia politics: Pre-emptive strike?

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT The Ethiopian government claims that opposition groups are planning a campaign of destabilising street violence in the wake of May elections. Opposition groups believe the authorities are guilty of intimidation.

Algeria Launches Nation-Wide Counterterrorism Offensive

Terrorism Monitor With al-Qaeda activities in the Sahel/Sahara region of Africa creating havoc with commerce, trade, resource extraction, tourism and general security, the nations of the region appear ready to mount a coordinated military approach to the elimination of Salafist…

Eritrea/Insurgency: Rebel groups claimed killing 11 soldiers

Two Eritrean militant groups, the Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO) and the Eritrean National Salvation Front (ENSF), released a joint statement on Thursday, claiming they have killed 11 security personnel during a coordinated raid on military camps in the country’s south.…

Russia to deliver fighter aircraft to Algeria, Uganda

MOSCOW (BNS): Russia’s Rosoboronexport arms agency has signed two contracts worth $1.2 billion, for the delivery of 16 aircraft fighters for Algeria and six fighters for Uganda, a media report said.

Autonomist party establishes provisional government and warns about the risk of bloodshed in Kabylie, Algeria

Ferhat Mehenni, the President of the Movement for the Autonomy of Kabylie (MAK), announced on Sunday during a gathering in Paris that his movement had formed a “provisional government”. Its composition will be announced on Tuesday, on the occasion of 30th anniversary…