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Success fighting terrorism in Africa: France launched Operation Barkhane in Mali, Chad, Niger, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.

Success fighting terrorism in Africa: France launched Operation Barkhane in Mali, Chad, Niger, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.

by Alejandro Ronard Alem.- The French President Mr. Francois Hollande, has announced that the operation Serval has fulfilled its mission in Mali. President Hollande has also declared that the situation…

U.S. forming counterterror units in Niger, Libya, Mali and Mauritania.

U.S. forming counterterror units in Niger, Libya, Mali and Mauritania.

U.S. Special Operations troops are forming elite counterterrorism units in four African countries (in North and West Africa). U.S. officials said these units  are pivotal in the widening war against…

After Arab Spring, strongmen surging in Northern Africa.

After Arab Spring, strongmen surging in Northern Africa.

SO-called freedom activists are beating their chests over the landslide victory of Field Marshall Abdel-Fatah El-Sissi, set to be inaugurated as Egypt’s new president next week. And they perceive the…

Nigeria for more Army recruitment to fight Boko Haram.

Nigeria for more Army recruitment to fight Boko Haram.

The Nigerian  Government has given  the armed forces and other security agencies the order  to embark on mass recruitment  to the war against terrorism in the country, starting in May.…

South Sudan peace talks advancing in Ethiopia

South Sudan peace talks advancing in Ethiopia

East African Presidents met in Ethiopia on Thursday (March 13th, 2014) in the latest push for peace in war-torn South Sudan, where almost three months of conflict has left thousands…

France could assist Nigeria against Boko Haram.

France could assist Nigeria against Boko Haram.

President Francois Hollande on Thursday said France stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Nigeria in its battle against Boko Haram, vowing to support its fight against Islamist militancy as it had done in…

Al Qaeda has plans for Tunisia and Libya.

Al Qaeda has plans for Tunisia and Libya.

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has big plans for Tunisia and Libya, and the terror organisation intends to use Ansar al-Sharia to achieve its goal. AQIM’s Algerian chief Abdelmalek Droukdel…

Not only disputing islands: China and Japan are also competing in Africa.

Not only disputing islands: China and Japan are also competing in Africa.

As tensions between China and Japan multiply, there is an increasing battle for influence in other states. For example, in his recent article in The Diplomat, Jin Kai noted China…

Analysis: Is South Sudan dying?

Analysis: Is South Sudan dying?

In 2011, South Sudan was born on a wave of hope and promise. A little over two years later, civil war is tearing the country apart. What are the roots…

France has 5000 soldiers stationed permanently in Africa.

France has 5000 soldiers stationed permanently in Africa.

  by  ASN Contributor Mr. Alejandro Ronard Alem.- While the French Minister of Defense ended their year-end tour, specially dedicated to meet the troops of the two largest French military…