Category Archives: ETHIOPIA

NIGERIA’S SATELLITES CAPTURE BAGA EVENTS..EVIDENCE AND REVIEW STRONGLY SUGGESTS ARBITRARY ANALYSIS AND EXTRAPOLATION BY HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

China’s Long March-3B carrier rocket lifts off at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, Dec. 20, 2011, successfully sending the US$311 million Nigerian communication satellite, NIGCOMSAT-1R, into orbit at 00:41 Beijing Time (Photo Credit: XINHUA) THE … Continue reading

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: AN UNFAMILIAR PATROL CRAFT(P2000 WATERCRAFT?) OF THE NIGERIAN NAVY…POSSIBLY ONE OF SIX PLATFORMS REFURBISHED BY TP MARINE

What make of patrol craft, most likely refurbished, is this?

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CHINA’S AFRICAN INFLUENCE EXPANDING: NIGERIA IN FOCUS

• Partnership signed that exchanges oil for arms, technology WMD(G2 BULLETIN) by F. MICHAEL MALOOF 26 August, 2012 WASHINGTON – Beijing, which already has extensive holdings in Nigeria, is taking advantage of the lack of response from the U.S. to … Continue reading

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SOMALI, AU FORCES SEIZE PORT TOWN, AS AL-SHABAAB FLEE WITHOUT OFFERING ANY RESISTANCE

UPDF BMP-2 and Casspir bring up the rear after the ambush.Somali troops in red berets are in the 4WD VOA News (27 Aug) Somali government and African Union troops have seized a critical port town from al-Shabab, dealing another blow … Continue reading

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U.S. TO MAINTAIN ‘LIGHT FOOTPRINT’ IN AFRICA..CONCERNED ABOUT BOKO HARAM, AQIM ACTIVITIES

US AFRICOM Commander, General Carter F. Ham RT.com Published: 14 June, 2012 The US is planning to expand secret intelligence bases throughout Africa with a view to combating terrorism in the region, says a new report by the Washington Post. … Continue reading

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AFRICA CONFRONTS NEW SECURITY THREATS…MULLING SAHELIAN, REGIONAL AND CONTINENTAL SECURITY ALLIANCES AND RESPONSES

General(rtd) Owoye Azazi, Nigeria’s National Security Adviser MAGHAREBIA 2012-03-30 Nouakchott The same day that a military coup rocked Mali, Nigeria reported its first AQIM cell. The news may motivate more African states to join the security alliances begun in the … Continue reading

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ETHIOPIA ATTACKS MILITARY BASE IN ERITREA

Shimeles Kemal, Ethiopian Government spokesman VOICE OF AMERICA (15 Mar) Ethiopian troops have carried out a cross-border attack against military training camps inside Eritrea. Ethiopia’s statement Government spokesman Shimeles Kemal says Ethiopian troops crossed into Eritrea early Thursday to strike … Continue reading

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