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Mali: The Forgotten Uranium War

Source: Yahoo News Excerpt: French interests in SahelFrench support for the MNLA is not surprising, at least not geopolitically. France wants Niger protected from the insurgencies sweeping across the Sahel region, and it...

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AFRICOM set to open second drone base in Niger

Source: Washington Post The Pentagon is preparing to open a drone base in one of the remotest places on Earth: an ancient caravan crossroads in the middle of the Sahara. After months of...

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27. 08. 2014
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China Devouring Raw Materials: To Spend $300m on 17,000 Acre Ugandan Farm

Source: Frontiers/WSJ China’s Sichuan provincial department of agriculture plans to invest up to $300 million to boost production of several agricultural commodities in Uganda, officials said Wednesday. Sichuan plans to open up a...

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United Nations ramping up peacekeeper drone surveillance flights

Source:  Al Jazeera Eastern Congo is a testing ground of sorts, as the U.N. tries to streamline its global forces of nearly 100,000 deployed personnel who are grappling with increasingly intractable missions in...

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22. 08. 2014
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China vs US – superpower standoff in Africa

Source: New Zealand herald As Muammar Gaddafi’s regime began to unravel in 2011, amid chaotic fighting between Libya’s military and rebels, foreign nations rushed to withdraw their citizens. The rescued included about 35,000...

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12. 08. 2014
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Marines to load new prepositioning weapons into Norway caves

Source: Marine Corp Times Climate-controlled caves in Norway will house a new stock of Marine military gear and vehicles in August, and Marines will return unusable equipment to the U.S. The caves are...

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07. 08. 2014
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China to ship in 5,000 foreign workers for the Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway project

Source: The Star China Road and Bridge Corporation will bring in 5,000 workers to work on the standard gauge railway, Kenya Railways MD has said. The works on the 609km railway is expected...

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03. 08. 2014
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Africanistan -The New Scramble for Africa

Source: Al Jazeera Youtube Described by many as the ‘new scramble for Africa’, the US, China and other nations are attempting to consolidate their grip on Africa’s natural resources and its growing consumer class....

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02. 08. 2014
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Djibouti: Obama tactics and American Strategical Military Bases in Africa

Source: Geeska Afrika Public diplomacy and regional strategic partnership news, edited by Nur Kafi, Managing Editor and Publisher. The security situation in Sub-Sahara Africa is as volatile and tenuous; militia groups and militants...

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01. 08. 2014
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France’s Armed Forces and DGSE counter-terrorism role in Africa:No more Afghanistans

Source: The Interperter As reported in the international media since mid-July, Operation Barkhane is  essentially a French anti-terrorist combat force of 3000 men, permanently stationed in the African Sahel. It has a centralised command headquartered in Chad and includes heavy...

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23. 07. 2014
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Chinese Think Tank: China hit by Western military moves in Africa

Source: SCMP China’s involvement in Africa will face complications despite pouring in billions in investment and aid because Western nations are stepping up their military presence on the continent, a major Chinese think...

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16. 07. 2014
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UN force for Central Africa taking shape

  Source: Yahoo AFP A UN peacekeeping force for Central African Republic will begin deploying in two months, with some 2,500 troops joining African and French forces, UN and French officials said Wednesday....

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09. 07. 2014
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Dutch Special Forces, HUMINT and ELINT in Mali tackle changing threat

Source: Reuters Dutch troops have joined a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali to meet a growing security threat from the region to the Netherlands, and Europe as a whole that “softer” approaches can...

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02. 07. 2014
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U.S. discloses secret Somalia military presence, up to 120 troops

Source: Reuters U.S. military advisors have secretly operated in Somalia since around 2007 and Washington plans to deepen its security assistance to help the country fend off threats by Islamist militant group al...

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30. 06. 2014
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China to re-open Somalia embassy

Source: capital fm China will re-open its embassy in strife-torn Somalia after a 23-year absence, it said Monday, as Beijing extends its diplomatic and resources push into Africa. Beijing and Mogadishu established diplomatic ties...

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11. 06. 2014
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3 Shadow Wars You Might Not Even Know About

  Source: Popular Mechanics China vs Vietnam In a disputed patch of the Pacific Ocean, the appearance of an oil rig has sparked an international crisis—and a rash of ships ramming one other....

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06. 06. 2014
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Georgian Troops Heading to EU Mission in Central African Republic

Source: Civil.Ge A company from the Batumi-based infantry battalion will head this week to join EU military mission in the Central African Republic (EUFOR RCA). About 140 Georgian soldiers will be part of...

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02. 06. 2014
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US Army Africa trains 4000 plus African troops

Source: Defence Web With support from regionally aligned forces from the Second Brigade of the First Infantry Division bases in Fort Riley, Kansas, US Army Africa recently trained more than 4 000 troops in...

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29. 05. 2014
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THE NEW GEOGRAPHY OF CHINESE INFLUENCE

Source: Diplomatic Courier The economic growth of a nation, under certain conditions, can lead to a simultaneously expansionist foreign policy designed to ensure the establishment of its commercial and military influence in strategic...

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29. 05. 2014
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Africa: Laboratory and Battleground for Pentagon’s 21st Century Warfare

Source: Ria Novosti Rick Rozoff - For the United States in the second decade of the 21st century war is being conducted in as risk-free a manner as practicable. In place of large contingents...

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28. 05. 2014
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Germany in scramble for Africa Resources

Source: Oman Observer GERMAN industry’s representative in Angola, Ricardo Gerigk, has a tough job drumming up business in Luanda, the costliest city in the world for expats, where contracts tend to go to...

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United States Special Operations troops are forming elite counterterrorism units in Libya, Niger, Mauritania and Mali

Source: NYT United States Special Operations troops are forming elite counterterrorism units in four countries in North and West Africa that American officials say are pivotal in the widening war against Al Qaeda’s affiliates...

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22. 05. 2014
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Ethiopia:New Roads in Africa is to improve export of Natural Resources to China

              Source: Geeska Afrika Africa’s natural resources can be more easily exported to China if infrastructure is modernized. But, in the long term, Africa itself is likely to...

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21. 05. 2014
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MAP: AFRICOM currently has boots on the ground in these African countries

                    Editor’s Note: U.S. Predator Drone Team likely to be deployed to an established French Air Base operating from  N’Djamena International Airport , Chad.  ...

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20. 05. 2014
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Niger is the New Hub for American Ops in North, West Africa

              Source: Offiziere Last February, U.S. President Barack Obama announced he was sending military personnel and drones to Niger. The American effort in the West African nation is now rapidly becoming...

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US Special Ops Commanders: We Need ISR in Africa, Comms in Arctic

                    Source: Defense News A group of US special operations leaders outlined what capabilities their troops will need in the coming years here today,...

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19. 05. 2014
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French Operations in Africa: Lessons for Future Leaders

Source: MCA Marines Abstract As the Marine Corps builds up the Special-Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response (MAGTF –CR) under Marine Forces Africa (MARFORAF), there are valuable lessons to be learned...

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16. 05. 2014
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Africa: Militarised Humanitarianism in Africa

            Source: All Africa Washington — As the world remains transfixed by the kidnapping of almost 300 Nigerian girls, there have been increasing calls for international intervention in...

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09. 05. 2014
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U.S. Special Operations Forces shifting strategic posture to Asia-Pacific and Al Qaeda hotspots

  Source: DoD Buzz U.S. Special Operations Forces are shifting their strategic posture to the Pacific and regions where Al Qaeda affiliates are seeking safe haven as the Afghanistan war winds down, Pentagon leaders...

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09. 05. 2014
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U.S. Army Africa special operations forces to train Nigerian forces for combat operations

      Source: Air Force Times In a quiet escalation of its mission, U.S. Army’s Africa is preparing to send soldiers and special operations forces to Nigeria to train that nation’s forces...

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Analysis: How the UK connects to the US global drone network

            Source: Computer Weekly A Computer Weekly investigation subsequently established that the UK plays a crucial role in supporting the US military network by providing part of the core...

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28. 04. 2014
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China Signs 4.8Mil Military Deal with Zimbabwe

            Source: Zimeye The Chinese People’s Liberation Army has signed a US$4.8 million grant agreement with the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, pledging to support the local military in its...

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25. 04. 2014
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AFRICOM seeking military contractor for search and rescue operations

            Source: FedBizOpps AFRICOM is seeking a military contractor to conduct search and rescue operations using rotor and fixed wing aircraft for transport, insertion and extractions of personal...

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22. 04. 2014
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Mozambique: Africa’s new narco-state?

          Source: Guardian [...] Both the convoy of small fishing boats and their larger counterpart are here to do business, but not to exchange a few Malaysian bananas for...

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16. 04. 2014
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Plan to Deploy More U.S. Troops in Africa Faces Logistical Hurdles

              Source: National Defense Pentagon officials are finding that greater U.S. military involvement in Africa will be harder than they had imagined. Despite an impressive logistics machine...

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DoD quietly expanding AFRICOM missions

Source: Marine Corps Times Just five years ago, the Pentagon considered Africa such a strategic backwater that the global map of combatant commands carved the massive continent into two chunks and placed most...

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15. 04. 2014
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EU Agrees to Train Mali Police, Extends Army Training Mission

            Source: Voice of America The European Union agreed on Tuesday to send civilian advisers to train and advise Mali’s police while extending by two years a mission...

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Africa’s next Angola oil fields will be in Somalia’s Oil and Gas in Indian Ocean Exploration

              Source: Geeska Afrika Africa’s next Angola oil fields will be in Somalia’s Oil and Gas in Indian Ocean Exploration. British oil giant British Petroleum signed concessions...

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Why the Sudden Rush Into Africa? It’s the Oil

          Source: The Root Kenya, Libya Uganda and Nigeria are thousands of miles removed from that toilet of European tension known as Ukraine, but as drama unfolds in Eastern...

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13. 04. 2014
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Uganda, with uranium, oil and gas, seeks India’s help

Editor’s Note: Obama/Pentagon deploying 100′s of special operation forces to hunt Joseph Kony or are they setting up a strategic military footprint in Uganda to secure mountains of uranium, oil and gas through clandestine...

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Marine Corps wants crisis response unit in Western Africa

Editor’s Note:  The increased clandestine military operations and interventions by multiple nations is difficult to quantify. Long term, West Africa will become a strategical chessboard played by many actors along with multi-regional conflicts...

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11. 04. 2014
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The ‘gendarme’ of Africa: France’s hard lessons

Source: blouin news This week marked the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which left an estimated 800,000 people dead. For France, still coming to terms with its inaction during the conflict, the grim...

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10. 04. 2014
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UN to send 10,000 troops into Central African Republic

Source: Malta Today The 15-member United Nations (UN) Security Council has unanimously approved the creation of a peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic to try to end violence between Christians and Muslims...

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05. 04. 2014
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Most powerful militaries in Africa

Source: Tribune.ng Numbers reflect each country’s power index, derived from a unique algorithm developed by GFP. A perfect score is a 0.0000. The lower the number, the stronger the military, and bonuses and...

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Ramstein air base hub for coordinating Washington’s global drone war

        Source: Deutsche Welle  Statements made by Brandon Bryant, a former drone pilot for the US Air Force, reveal that Germany plays a greater role in the US drone war...

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31. 03. 2014
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East Africa’s new great oil game

          Source: Africa Report Four leaders dominate the East African diplomatic chess-board, its diplomacy, its soldiering and its business interests. With new railways and road networks, together with new...

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24. 03. 2014
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U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa: Oil and Commandoes

          Source: Allgov When the U.S. military raided a renegade Libyan tanker on March 16 in the Mediterranean Sea, the mission was successful by all accounts. About 30 Navy Seals managed...

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24. 03. 2014
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U.S. sends Osprey aircraft, more Special Forces to Uganda to hunt a Ghost

            Source: Washington Post President Obama has ordered a sharp increase in U.S. Special Operations forces deployed to Uganda and sent U.S. military aircraft there for the first...

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15. 03. 2014
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China overtakes US in trade with Africa

                Editor’s Note: United States is lagging behind China in Central Asia/Africa. U.S. is fighting wars, China is building strategic infrastructure. “How America ‘manages’ Eurasia is...

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Inside China: Long march to Africa

Source: Washington Times China is set to establish military bases in key spots of Africa, directly challenging the military presence of the U.S. and the European Union. Last year, China surpassed the EU, the U.S. and Japan as Africa’s largest...

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07. 03. 2014
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U.S. military presence in Africa growing in small ways – U.S. forces in Tunisia, Algeria and Libya

Editor’s Note: U.S. DELTA FORCE COVERTLY OPERATING IN SOUTHERN LIBYA Source:LA Times Amid a surge of Islamic militancy in North Africa, a team of fewer than 50 U.S. special operations troops with a single...

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06. 03. 2014
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US military says climate change could increase wars, conflict

Source: RTCC US military chiefs have warned climate change is becoming an increasing risk to global security, providing further pause for thought among the Washington political establishment sharply divided on how to tackle...

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04. 03. 2014
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U.S paid Dyncorp millions to rebuild Liberia’s Armed Forces

Source: aljazeera [...] In 2005 the United States and the Liberian government called for the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) to be rebuilt from scratch. The U.S. has spent more than $300 million on...

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27. 02. 2014
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Influence operations: Pentagon plan to pick potential target audiences for U.S. propaganda and see if the messages work

Source: USA Today Military officials are moving ahead with a plan to pick potential target audiences for U.S. propaganda and see if the messages work, according to a newly released Pentagon document. Potential...

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24. 02. 2014
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Cameroon Becomes Vortex For Arms Trafficking In Troubled Region

Source: Mintpress News A spate of recent arms seizures and arrests of traffickers in Cameroon destined for neighboring Nigeria is reflecting the increasing instability being created by Boko Haram, a report by IRIN...

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France to set up state mining venture to secure minerals supply

Source: Deutsche Welle The Socialist government in France was planning to invest up to 400 million euros ($548 million) over the next five to seven years in newly-established state-owned mining company Compagnie National...

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13. 02. 2014
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Repressive governments buy cheap spyware to keep tabs on critics

Source: SCMP Ethiopian journalist Mesay Mekonnen was at his desk at a news service based in the US when gibberish skittered across his computer screen in December. A sophisticated cyberattack was under way....

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13. 02. 2014
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EU Military Force to Carve Out ‘Safe Haven’ in Central African Republic

Source: VOA The small military force the European Union plans to send to violence-torn Central African Republic will focus on swiftly creating a safe haven in part of the capital Bangui, its French...

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10. 02. 2014
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AFRICOM details future missions on the African continent

Source: Marine Corp Times The Marine Corps’ partnerships with African military forces are likely to expand as those nations look to the U.S. for the training and expertise they need to combat violent...

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05. 02. 2014
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Trillion Dollar Map: World Bank to map Africa’s natural resources

Editor’s Note: Accompanied by coups, military interventions/wars and atrocities. Source: Business Standard The World Bank plans to launch in July a $1 billion plan to map Africa‘s natural resources with the aim of delineating more clearly the continent’s uncovered...

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04. 02. 2014
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Germany’s Africa Strategy

Source: The Trumpet On January 28, the United Nations Security Council gave its approval for the European Union to deploy troops in the Central African Republic. Around 500 are expected to go, though...

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03. 02. 2014
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Marines going from Afghanistan to Africa as military mulls special troops on continent

Source: All Voices While the military is pulling out of Afghanistan by the end of the year, they aren’t going far. Marine units specializing in responding to crisis situations may be later deployed...

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30. 01. 2014
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Defense expert calls for thousands of US troops in Africa

Source: Stripes The U.S. should send a 5,000-strong security assistance brigade to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help stabilize a country ravaged by more than a decade of war, a prominent...

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28. 01. 2014
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France to deploy an additional 3 000 French troops permanently in West Africa

Source: Defence Web France says it plans to expand its military presence in Africa with the deployment of at least 3 000 troops to military bases in Niger, Mali and Chad as well...

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27. 01. 2014
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Strategic Africa: Why the U.S. and Europe are sending in the troops

Source: CBC.CA n the U.S. military’s remarkably globalized world staff, officers deep in a special headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, are organizing training missions over three continents all dedicated to one special place — Africa....

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27. 01. 2014
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Marine Corps crafts deployment strategy for post-war missions in Africa, Europe, Middle East

Source: Marine Corp Times The Marine Corps’ post-Afghanistan deployment plans are taking shape, and personnel can expect today’s vigorous operational tempo will continue as leaders reorient the service and rebrand it as a...

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25. 01. 2014
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Inside Africa kinetic covert ops

Source: Air Force Times Slain diplomats in Benghazi, Libya; a bloody hostage crisis in Algeria; a deadly mall attack in Kenya; and sustained fighting in Mali, Somalia and the Central African Republic. High-profile...

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23. 01. 2014
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Mega Cities, Ungoverned Areas, and the Challenge of Army Urban Combat Operations in 2030-2040

Source: Small Wars Journal Mega Cities, Ungoverned Areas, and the Challenge of Army Urban Combat Operations in 2030-2040 David Shunk The Worst Policy is to Attack Cities. Attack Cities Only When There is No...

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20. 01. 2014
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France in Africa – Imperialist Humanitarian?

      Source: imperialglobalexeter As the UN warns of an impending humanitarian disaster in the Central African Republic (CAR), what should we make of France’s recent back-to-back interventions in sub-Saharan Africa? Is there an echo...

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19. 01. 2014
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China and Japan scramble for Africa

Source: Financial Times China and Japan have sparred over disputed islands in the East China Sea. They have clashed over visits to a shrine in Tokyo and they have locked rhetorical horns in...

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14. 01. 2014
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Ex-Blackwater Chief pitching to run logistics for Chinese mining and energy companies in Africa.

Source: FT China is not known for its moral scruples or sensitivity when it comes to investing in dangerous countries. It may help to build schools, hospitals and railways as a quid pro...

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08. 01. 2014
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France remains ‘Africa’s gendarme’

Source: Oman Observer A YEAR after dispatching warplanes and troops to repel an incursion in Mali, France is fighting in another of its former colonies, demonstrating it is destined to play reluctant “gendarme”...

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07. 01. 2014
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As War Lingers in Mali, Western Powers Target its Natural Resources

Editor’s Note: Related Article: Canadian special forces on the ground in Mali and What Canada is doing in Mali -GOLD Source: Global Research France’s intervention in the West African nation of Mali under Operation Serval drove...

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06. 01. 2014
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French Army Re-positioning Troops in Sahel Region

Source: Sahel Intelligence Translated: The French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian expressed last Friday Chadian President Idriss Déby’s intention of France to keep the outpost of Faya-Largeau. This decision is just one of many...

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05. 01. 2014
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AFRICAP: U.S. State Department’s solicitation for Corporate Mercenaries

Editor’s Note: Peacekeeping Support is government lingo for low intensity operations to incorporate counterinsurgency operations into sovereign countries using corporate mercenaries in-line with the military. Source: FBO The U.S. Department of State, Office...

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02. 01. 2014
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This year’s wars: list of 10 conflicts to monitor in 2014

Source: Tico Time/FP Before we dive into next year’s list of conflicts to watch, some thoughts on the year we are about to conclude are in order. In short, 2013 was not a...

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23. 12. 2013
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Two-Decade Review Yields History of Covert Action in Congo

Two-Decade Review Yields History of Covert Action in Congo

Source: FAS After a declassification review that lasted nearly twenty years, the history of CIA covert action in the Congo from 1960 to 1968 was finally published last week by the State Department,...

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CHINA’S String of Pearls Strategy: Why is the U.S. afraid and how does it affect us?

Source: Malaysia Chronicle Modernising the military is one of China’s four pillars in its modernisation drive which includes education, industry and infrastructure, military and agriculture. China’s largest strategic concern – regime survival and...

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21. 12. 2013
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South Sudan rebels take their battle to the oilfields

South Sudan rebels take their battle to the oilfields

Source: Independent When South Sudan split from the north almost a decade ago after years of bloody violence, it took much of the region’s oil with it. Yesterday, as international negotiators descended on...

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19. 12. 2013
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KEEPING THE LID ON AFRICA The West’s continuing military involvement.

Source: The American Spector Western countries’ military role in Africa has become essential in peacekeeping. This past month the French sent 1,000 rapid deployment troops to the Central African Republic, and then followed...

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18. 12. 2013
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North Africa: Are the Chinese Next On Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’s Hit List?

Source: All Africa With Beijing backing some unpopular regional regimes and suppressing Muslim Uyghurs back home, Chinese workers could soon find themselves on the wrong side Islamist militant groups. Although China’s role in...

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16. 12. 2013
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Low Intensity Operations: MARSOC unit gets new training for North Africa mission

Low Intensity Operations: MARSOC unit gets new training for North Africa mission

Source: Marine Corp Times Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command is looking for extremely skilled, native North African role players to help train its operators ahead of a deployment to the region, a...

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Behind France’s intervention in CAR: Uranium supply security

Behind France’s intervention in CAR: Uranium supply security

Source: World Tribune Operation Sangaris (a local exotic butterfly) — the French and MISCA (the French acronym for the International Support Mission to the Central African Republic) military intervention in the Central African...

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Central African Republic: French 3rd Parachute Regiment Marine Infantry prepositioned in Cameroon

Central African Republic: French 3rd Parachute Regiment Marine Infantry prepositioned in Cameroon

Source: La Croix Soldiers from the 3rd Parachute Regiment Marine Infantry (RPIMa) Carcassonne (Aude) left Saturday, December 14 for Cameroon where they will be prepositioned “as potential reinforcements for the Central,” according to...

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French, AFRICOM, UK deploying combat helicopters, MQ-9A Reapers and fighter jets to CAR

French, AFRICOM, UK deploying combat helicopters, MQ-9A Reapers and fighter jets to CAR

Source: Defence Web France is deploying a sizeable number of aircraft, including transport and combat helicopters, to the Central African Republic (CAR) as part of its intervention force there, which aims to improve...

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09. 12. 2013
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U.S. to airlift African intervention troops to Central African Republic

U.S. to airlift African intervention troops to Central African Republic

US military to fly AU troops to C. Africa: officials (via AFP) The US military will help fly African Union peacekeeping troops to the Central African Republic as part of a French-led effort...

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04. 12. 2013
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Resource-hungry Chinese lead railroad drive in Africa

Resource-hungry Chinese lead railroad drive in Africa

Source: UPI The Chinese, investing heavily in Africa to secure its oil and other raw materials for their expanding economy, are spearheading a new era of railroad building to unlock the continent’s interior....

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26. 11. 2013
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France sends 1,000 troops to Central African Rep.

France sends 1,000 troops to Central African Rep.

Source: AP France will send 1,000 troops to Central African Republic under an expected U.N.-backed mission to keep growing chaos at bay, the defense minister said Tuesday – boosting the French military presence...

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15. 11. 2013
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America’s “Secret War”

America’s “Secret War”

English Source: SZ German Source: Amerikas geheimer Krieg in Deutschland Tapping Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone would seem like an outrageous breach of trust—except that there have been so many other, deadlier and...

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12. 11. 2013
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NATO’s Push Into Africa A Trojan Horse For US Hegemony

NATO’s Push Into Africa A Trojan Horse For US Hegemony

Source: Mintpress News NATO has been increasingly active on the African continent in recent years. It supported the African Union mission in Sudan by airlifting troops to and from the Darfur region, provided...

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09. 11. 2013
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The U.S. Army discovers Africa

The U.S. Army discovers Africa

Source: LA Times On the list of U.S. military priorities, Africa has always ranked right smack at the bottom. Now that appears to be changing. As Eric Schmitt recently reported in the New...

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08. 11. 2013
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Africa scrambles to build export network for mineral resources

Africa scrambles to build export network for mineral resources

Source: UPI These days, Africa’s buzzing with plans to build railways, highways, pipelines and ports to get the mineral wealth from the states at the heart of the continent, like the Democratic Republic...

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04. 11. 2013
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Africa- Southeast Asia Pivot: UK military eyes world hotspots

Africa- Southeast Asia Pivot: UK military eyes world hotspots

Source: Oman Observer British troops are to ramp up training missions in the world’s insurgency trouble spots after they leave Afghanistan, the head of the military said in an interview published Monday. General...

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03. 11. 2013
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China builds sea power to shield oil, mineral supplies

China builds sea power to shield oil, mineral supplies

Source: UPI China disclosed this week that its nuclear submarines have started regular sea patrols, underlining Beijing’s plans to build a powerful naval force to protect the strategic Indian Ocean shipping lanes that...

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29. 10. 2013
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Japan Self-Defense Forces to expand military defense and intelligence attaches in Africa to nine

Japan Self-Defense Forces to expand military defense and intelligence attaches in Africa to nine

Source: Japan Times Japan plans to more than quadruple its defense attaches in Africa to nine from two in fiscal 2014 to expand its coverage to nine countries on the continent. The Defense...

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20. 10. 2013
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U.S. Military investing heavily for perpetual war in Africa

            Editors Note: We‘ve always been at war with EastAsia Source: LA Times The Pentagon has begun a burst of spending in Africa, expanding its main base on...

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15. 10. 2013
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AFRICOM builds up military bases in Italy for small-scale “secret wars” in Africa

AFRICOM builds up military bases in Italy for small-scale “secret wars” in Africa

Source: UPI The U.S. deployment of 200 Marines to a naval base in Sicily for possible operations in Libya, a short hop across the Mediterranean, underlines how the Americans have been building a...

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15. 10. 2013
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The geopolitics of African resources: China plotting to tap them in new, ‘de-Americanized world’

The geopolitics of African resources: China plotting to tap them in new, ‘de-Americanized world’

Source: World Tribune People’s Republic of China (PRC) officials are becoming increasingly apprehensive about the rise in the use of the westward corridor to export oil, diamonds, and rare minerals out of South...

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13. 10. 2013
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France to increase troops in Central African Republic to protect gold and uranium interests

France to increase troops in Central African Republic to protect gold and uranium interests

Source: Reuters The Central African Republic has descended into chaos since mostly Muslim Seleka rebels ousted President Francois Bozize in March, the latest coup in the country that remains one of the world’s...

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10. 10. 2013
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France Prepares for War in the Central African Republic

France Prepares for War in the Central African Republic

          Source: The Trumpet As the Central African Republic faces an Islamic takeover, France is planning to send more troops in and is pushing for United Nations intervention in...

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