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France battles Mali militants as hostage crisis unfolds

France battles Mali militants as hostage crisis unfolds

French troops fought rebels in Mali, as security forces in neighboring Algeria surrounded extremist militants who killed two people, took more than 40 foreign hostages and called for an end to France’s “crusade”. After days of air strikes on militant […]


Second RAF C-17 Aircraft Departs for Mali Mission

Second RAF C-17 Aircraft Departs for Mali Mission

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that the UK will provide logistical military assistance in support of French military operations in Mali, a second Royal Air Force C-17 strategic transport aircraft has arrived in France. At Evreux Airbase near Paris the […]


France extends airstrikes to Islamist heartlands in Mali

France extends airstrikes to Islamist heartlands in Mali

French forces on Sunday carried out airstrikes in Mali for a third straight day and extended their bombing campaign to the northern strongholds of Islamist forces they are trying to drive out of the centre of the country. The strikes, […]


US weighing drone strikes in north Africa: report

US weighing drone strikes in north Africa: report

The White House may extend its campaign of drone strikes against Al-Qaeda to target the desert bases of the group’s north African arm, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. A spokesman for President Barack Obama’s National Security Council would not confirm […]


AU ready to send peacekeepers to DR Congo

AU ready to send peacekeepers to DR Congo

The African Union said Sunday it is ready to send peacekeeping troops to the restive eastern DR Congo, as leaders met at a biannual summit to discuss trouble spots and to vote for the bloc’s top job. AU Commission chairman […]


Largest African military communications exercise concludes

Largest African military communications exercise concludes

U.S. Africa Command officials, U.S. officials and representatives to several African nations were pleased with the results of a joint military communications exercise, which concluded in Douala, Cameroon, June 27. “Based on what I’m seeing, it is clear that Africa […]


US Military Expands Presence In Africa

US Military Expands Presence In Africa

The commander of U.S. forces for Africa, Army General Carter Ham, said Monday that the U.S. military is increasing its operations on the continent as terrorist groups begin to work closer together to carry out attacks in the region. The […]


Strategy Guides Africa Engagement, Defense Official Says

Strategy Guides Africa Engagement, Defense Official Says

The U.S. military is working with partner forces in Africa to build security on the continent, the Pentagon’s senior Africa expert said today. In her keynote speech today, Amanda J. Dory, deputy assistant secretary of defense for African affairs, told […]


Somali pirates weakened but not defeated: EU commander

Somali pirates weakened but not defeated: EU commander

The number of successful Somali pirate attacks has fallen but international navies must not drop their guard and keep up the pressure, the commander of the EU mission said Tuesday. British Rear Admiral Duncan Potts warned that the gains made […]


 
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