Monthly Archives: December 2010

SUDAN VOTE COULD MAKE A NEW NATION, A WAR OR BOTH

Sudan Vote Could Make A New Nation, A War, Or Both US NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO by Frank Langfitt December 14, 2010 People stand in line at Juba University for hours to register to vote next month on independence for Southern … Continue reading

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DISPUTED BORDER AREA COULD REIGNITE WAR IN SUDAN

Disputed Border Area Could Reignite War In Sudan US NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO by Frank Langfitt December 12, 2010   Guillaume Lavalee/AFP/Getty Images A U.N. peacekeeper stands guard in Abyei last month. The Sudanese town on the faultline between north and … Continue reading

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Dreams Of Life In Southern Sudan Clash With Reality by Frank Langfitt US NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO December 15, 2010 Abd Raouf/APAt a staging area 20 miles south of Khartoum, a man carries his suitcase as he makes his way to … Continue reading

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GHANA BEGINS PUMPING OIL

Ghana Begins Pumping Oil VOA News 15 December 2010 Photo: AFP Ghanaian President John Atta Mills (2nd R) turns a valve at FPSO Kwame Nkrumah oil rig at the Jubilee field in Takoradi, 15 Dec 2010 Ghana has joined the … Continue reading

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5,000 NIGERIAN TROOPS FOUGHT IN ANGOLA’S FIRST CIVIL WAR?

The fact that as many as 5,000 Nigerian troops fought in Angola around 1976-77 may be the most widely-unknown fact in the annals of Nigeria’s very long history of foreign military operations. In the aftermath of January 1976 OAU summit … Continue reading

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PRESIDENT JONATHAN ATTENDS DECORATION OF NEW MAJOR GENERALS

Jonathan attends decoration of 22 Major Generals Thursday, December 09, 2010   President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday asked Nigerian military to do more for the nation, stating that the challenges of insecurity being experienced in the country would be “under full … Continue reading

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SECURITY FORCES CLASH WITH BOKO HARAM INSURGENTS, FIVE DEAD

Nigeria security forces clash with sect, five dead CHANNELS TELEVISION,LAGOS. December 6, 2010 Nigerian security forces have shot dead two suspected members of a radical Islamist sect in a gun battle in the remote northeast, and three civilians were killed … Continue reading

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NAVY PROMOTE 100 OFFICERS, INCLUDING FIRST LADY REAR ADMIRAL

Navy promotes 100, including the first Lady Rear Admiral. Sunday, December 05, 2010 The Nigerian Navy on Sunday announced the promotion of 100 of its senior officers.  This followed the meeting of the Navy Board. In the promotion, the Navy … Continue reading

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ARMY AVIATION TO REMAIN PART OF RUSSIAN AIR FORCE

Army aviation to remain part of Russian Air Force   Ka-52 helicopter 18:03 01/12/2010 © RIA Novosti. Anton Denisov Army aviation will remain part of Russia’s Air Force, and its fleet will be fully upgraded in the future, a deputy … Continue reading

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SU-30MKI(FLANKER-H)

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