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WEST AFRICAN MILITARY CHIEFS MEET; TO STABILIZE AND CONSOLIDATE TRANSITIONAL GOVT..ASSIST MALIAN ARMY IN THE RECONQUEST OF THE NORTH

Chairman, ECOWAS Defence Chiefs Gen Soumahila Bakayoko(r) with Air Chief Marshal Petinrin of Nigeria ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AFP) 16 June, 2012 West African military leaders met in Ivory Coast on Saturday to define the mission of a regional security force … Continue reading

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AQIM-BACKED ANSAR DINE TERRORISTS FIRE ON ‘TWO SMALL AIRCRAFT’ IN NORTHWEST MALI

Mali rebel mans a truck-mounted anti-aircraft weapon 15/06/2012 BAMAKO (AFP) Islamist militants who have taken control of Timbuktu in northwest Mali fired on two aircraft flying over the famed desert trading town, residents and a journalist said Friday. “Two white-coloured … 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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U.S EXPANDING NETWORK OF SECRET SPY BASES, AERIAL SURVEILLANCE ACROSS AFRICA..BURKINA FASO, MAURITANIA, KENYA, ETHIOPIA, UGANDA ‘NETWORKED’

RADIO NETHERLANDS 15 June, 2012 The United States military is expanding a secret network of air bases across Africa in order to spy on Al-Qaeda and other militant groups, the Washington Post reported. The surveillance is carried out by small, … Continue reading

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WEST AFRICA TO SEEK U.N MANDATE FOR MILITARY ACTION IN MALI..FRANCE PLEDGE SUPPORT FOR AN AFRICAN-LED INITIATIVE

Trans Sahelian Counter Terrorism Initiative: U.S and Malian troops train together 2012-06-11 PARIS (Reuters) West African nations will seek a U.N. Security Council mandate for military intervention in Mali where rising Islamist militancy has made the country an international security … Continue reading

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FRANCE FEARS ‘TERRORIST’ CAMPS IN NORTHERN MALI

Renegade Malian soldier atop a BTR 60 APC near the Presidential Palace following a coup d’etat AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE 11 June, 2012 President François Hollande warned Monday that “terrorists” may be trying to set up camps in northern Mali, raising … Continue reading

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AFGHAN AND PAKISTANI JIHADISTS OPERATING IN NORTHERN MALI; PRESIDENT ISSOUFOU OF NIGER CONFIRMS EXISTENCE OF BOKO HARAM TRAINING BASE AT GAO

Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Oluseyi Petinrin(left) FRANCE 24 EXCLUSIVE 07/06/2012 In an interview with FRANCE 24 Thursday, Niger President Mahamadou Issofou said foreign jihadists –including Afghans and Pakistanis – were training Islamist recruits in the breakaway … Continue reading

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