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Mali: The Forgotten Uranium War

On September 6, 2014 by stratagem
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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

On September 1, 2014 by stratagem
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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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China Devouring Raw Materials: To Spend $300m on 17,000 Acre Ugandan Farm

On August 27, 2014 by stratagem
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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

On August 27, 2014 by stratagem
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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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China vs US – superpower standoff in Africa

On August 22, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Marines to load new prepositioning weapons into Norway caves

On August 12, 2014 by stratagem
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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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China to ship in 5,000 foreign workers for the Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge railway project

On August 7, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Africanistan -The New Scramble for Africa

On August 3, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Djibouti: Obama tactics and American Strategical Military Bases in Africa

On August 2, 2014 by stratagem
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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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France’s Armed Forces and DGSE counter-terrorism role in Africa:No more Afghanistans

On August 1, 2014 by stratagem
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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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Chinese Think Tank: China hit by Western military moves in Africa

On July 23, 2014 by stratagem
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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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UN force for Central Africa taking shape

On July 16, 2014 by stratagem
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  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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Dutch Special Forces, HUMINT and ELINT in Mali tackle changing threat

On July 9, 2014 by stratagem
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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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U.S. discloses secret Somalia military presence, up to 120 troops

On July 2, 2014 by stratagem
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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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China to re-open Somalia embassy

On June 30, 2014 by stratagem
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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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3 Shadow Wars You Might Not Even Know About

On June 11, 2014 by stratagem
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  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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Georgian Troops Heading to EU Mission in Central African Republic

On June 6, 2014 by stratagem
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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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