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NIGERIA POLICE FORCE TO SEND 140-MAN FORMED POLICE UNIT TO MALI; DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE KAMAR APPOINTED HEAD OF AFISMA POLICE COMPONENT

Men of the Nigeria Police Mobile Force(MOPOL) deployed in Mogadishu, Somalia with the AMISOM Formed Police Unit stand around a Streit Spartan Mk.II APC PHOTO CREDIT: AU-UN IST PHOTO/TOBIN JONES RADIO NIGERIA 18-02-2013 A Nigerian Deputy Commissioner of Police, Subair … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN ARMY: SHADES OF DESERT CAMOUFLAGE IN FOCUS

Nigerian UNAMID troops in Darfur, Sudan The first pattern of desert camouflage used by the Nigerian Army, it was first used for AMIS operations in The Sudan. During the July 2009 uprising by Boko Haram which was put down by … Continue reading

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UK MILITARY TO AIRLIFT 120-MAN GHANAIAN CONTINGENT OF ARMY CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERS TO MALI, 15-16 FEBRUARY

The Ghana Air Force’s second CASA C295 pictured in Spain enroute Ghana(8 March 2012) GHANA NEWS AGENCY 2 February, 2013 General Sir David Richards, Chief of Defence Staff of the United Kingdom on Saturday held a closed-door meeting with President … Continue reading

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CHADIAN SOLDIERS BOARD A FRENCH 130 HERCULES AT N’DJAMENA IN CHAD ENROUTE MALI

The photo released by French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) on Jan. 26, 2013 shows Chadian soldiers waiting to board a French Hercules military aircraft in N’Djamena, Chad, on Jan. 24, 2013. (Xinhua Photo/ECPAD)

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BOKO HARAM’S INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS – JACOB ZENN (WEST POINT COMBATING TERRORISM CENTRE/JAMESTOWN FOUNDATION)

Colonel(rtd)Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Jan 14, 2013 Author: Jacob Zenn Since carrying out its first attack under Abubakar Shekau’s leadership in September 2010, Boko Haram has unleashed a wave of violence in northern … Continue reading

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GHANA PLEDGE 120-MAN CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER SQUADRON FOR MALI INTERVENTION FORCE

AFP 14 January, 2013 Ghana will send 120 engineering troops to Mali to support a west African intervention force aimed at helping the country defeat Islamists who control its north, a military spokesman said on Monday. “We are sending 120 … Continue reading

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PHOTO NEWSREEL: THE FRENCH MILITARY EXPEDITION IN MALI

A photo released on Jan. 12, 2013 by French Army Communications Audiovisual office (ECPAD) shows French soldiers prepare to board on a fighter plane to Mali on Jan. 11, 2013 at Kossei camp at the French military base of N’Djamena … Continue reading

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HASTY INTERVENTION IN MALI WOULD FAIL – U.S AFRICOM COMMANDER; SAYS AQIM AIDING BOKO HARAM..FINANCIAL-IED TECHNOLOGY-TRAINING LINKAGES POSES GREATEST THREAT TO THE REGION

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 3 December, 2012 The top US military commander in Africa warned Monday against any premature military action in Mali, even as he said that al-Qaida linked extremists have strengthened … Continue reading

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NIGERIA, NIGER SIGN JOINT BORDER PATROL DEAL TO CURB BOKO HARAM, OTHERS * TO HELP MALI REGAIN TERRITORY

President Goodluck Jonathan WORLDSTAGE By Victor Iluyemi October 18, 2012 Niamey, Niger Nigeria and the Republic of Niger on Thursday in Niamey , Niger Republic, agreed to a immediate take off of the joint border patrols along the border between … Continue reading

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ALGERIA’S STANCE ON NORTHERN MALI REMAINS AMBIGUOUS

Malian terrorists onboard a gun-truck(aka ‘technical’) VOA NEWS (17 Sep) Algeria is a key military power in the Sahel region and could play a decisive role in the outcome of the crisis in Mali, where al Qaida-linked Islamist militants control … Continue reading

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