Monthly Archives: January 2013

4 MALIAN SOLDIERS KILLED, 5 OTHERS INJURED AFTER VEHICLE HITS LANDMINE

A mutinous Malian soldier atop a BTR 60 APC near the Presidential Palace in Bamako following a March 2012 putsch BAMAKO, Jan 31 (Xinhua) Four Malian soldiers were killed and five others injured after their vehicle hit landmine in the … Continue reading

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: FIRST SIGHTING OF ANY NIGERIAN ARMY ARMOURED VEHICLE IN MALI(INSPIRATION..TIM, A BEEGEAGLE’S BLOGGER)

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U.S EXPLAIN NON-INVOLVEMENT IN MALI CRISIS

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham BUSINESSDAY 30 January, 2013 The United States says it is not directly involved in the military efforts to dislodge the rebels in Mali because of its new policy of encouraging African solutions to … Continue reading

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U.N SECURITY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS PEACEKEEPING FORCE FOR MALI

Malian troops on the move (Photo Credit: REUTERS) By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS Wed Jan 30, 2013(Reuters) The U.N. Security Council will soon begin discussing a possible United Nations peacekeeping force for Mali, an idea the world body had been … Continue reading

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NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE STEP UP BORDER PATROL TO CURB ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

THISDAY 31 January, 2013 As part of its effort to curb the influx of illegal immigrants into the country, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has reinforced the country‚Äôs border by recalling more officers from the hinterland where they are not … Continue reading

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U.K. MAY TRAIN ALGERIAN ARMY IN COUNTER-TERRORISM

BLOOMBERG January 30, 2013 U.K. Special Forces may train the Algerian Army in counter-terrorism techniques as part of a security partnership agreed between Prime Minister David Cameron and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Cameron, the first U.K. premier to visit Algeria … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM: LAST GASPS OF A KILLER GROUP

An imposing 12.7mm HMG-armed Otokar Cobra APC on urban CTCOIN operations in northern Nigeria FAHAMU 25 January 2013 By Abdulrazaq Magaji Over the years, Nigerian forces seem to have succeeded in containing Boko Haram terror group. In disarray and having … Continue reading

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