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AFRICOM Related News Clips October 25, 2010

AFRICOM Related News Clips October 25, 2010

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United States Africa CommandPublic Affairs Office25 October 2010
USAFRICOM - related news storiesTOP NEWS RELATED TO U.S. AFRICA COMMAND AND AFRICAU.S. top Africa diplomat hopeful in new "dual-track" Somalia policy
(Garowe Online)(Somalia) According to U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African affairs, JohnnieCarson, TFG officials need to stop their personal business and instead concentrate inimproving service delivery and security to the people of Somalia as its mandate comesto an end as per the Djibouti Agreement which expires in August 2011.
US Military Personnel Operating on Algeria's Soil
(Morocco Board News Service)(Algeria) An article in the Washington Post shed new light on the nature of theAmerican military involvement in the Sahel region and on the threat paused by theterrorist group al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb ( AQIM).
More U.S. diplomats heading to Sudan before critical vote on secession; new
violence feared
(Washington Post)(Sudan) Senior U.S. officials said Friday that more American diplomats were beingdispatched to Sudan and that President Obama was getting daily briefings onpreparations for a referendum that could divide the troubled country in two.
US Senate Chairman on Foreign Relations Meets South Sudan Leadership
Tribune)(Sudan) The chairman of US Senate's Foreign Relations Commitee, John Kerry, metwith the President of the Government of Southern Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit ahead ofthe regions self determination vote in January.
US professor quits Kenyan truth commission, citing lack of confidence
Science Monitor)(Kenya) Kenya·s search for national healing after its deadly post-election violence was
further stalled this week with the resignation of an American law professor from a top-level reconciliation panel.
To prosper, Southern Sudan must wean itself from the aid bandwagon
(Daily Nation)
(Pan Africa) Recent claims by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that pressure fromthe United States forced the Kenyan Government to undertake reforms and revelationsabout US funding for the ¶Yes· campaign in the August referendum may give theimpression that America·s foreign policy towards African countries is interventionist ³if not paternalistic.
New African Standby Force Faces First Test
(Voice of America)(Pan Africa) This strategy session is part of a training exercise designed to test newlycreated rapid-response forces in each of Africa's five regions. Two years of work isculminating this month in a combined operation involving 120 of the continent's best-trained crisis responders.
Security Council accused over African conflict response
(AFP)(Pan Africa) South Africa on Friday accused the UN Security Council of moving fasterto end conflicts in regions outside of Africa, as African nations demanded more help forpeacekeeping operations.
Guinea delays presidential poll
(Al Jazeera)(Guinea) Guinea has announced an indefinite delay to a presidential election run-off just two days before it was to be held, casting doubt on the West African state's hopesfor civilian rule and provoking fresh protests.
Some Africans, poor no more, hit by new diseases
(Associated Press)(Pan Africa) A growing urban middle class is defying the image of Africa as poor,underfed and under-medicated. And with the comforts of middle class life, afflictionsfamiliar in the West are making inroads here too ³ obesity, diabetes, lung cancer,strokes, heart disease.
Curing the Ills of America·s Top Foreign Aid Agency
(New York Times)(Pan Africa) Catastrophic floods in Pakistan, the surge of aid workers into Afghanistan,a top-to-bottom review of American foreign assistance ³ all have heavily involved Dr.Rajiv Shah, head of the United States Agency for International Development, turninghim into one of the administration·s most visible foreign policy players.
UN News Service Africa Briefs 
Full Articles on UN Website
 Deadly violence continues in Darfur, Ban says in latest report 
Ban calls for predictable funding for African Union peace initiatives
uinea: excessive force used against demonstrators, UN rights office says
 Nigeria experiencing worst cholera outbreak in years, UN reports
UN mobilizing aid to help flood-stricken Benin
 WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, October 27, 12:00 p.m.; Council on Foreign RelationsWHAT: A Conversation with Senator Richard G. LugarWHO: Senator Richard G. Lugar, Ranking Member, Committee on Foreign Relations,U.S. SenateInfo:http://www.cfr.org/ WHEN/WHERE: Friday, November 5, 9:30 a.m.; U.S. Institute of PeaceWHAT: Women in War Conference: The Trouble with the CongoWHO: Severine Autesserre, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College,Columbia University; Raymond Gilpin, Associate Vice President, SustainableEconomies, Centers of Innovation, U.S. Institute of Peace; Christine Karumba, Womenfor Women International; Howard Wolpe, Woodrow Wilson International Center forScholars; Diane Orentlicher, Deputy Director, Office of War Crimes, U.S. Department ofStateInfo:http://www.usip.org/events/woman-and-war ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FULL ARTICLE TEXTU.S. top Africa diplomat hopeful in new "dual-track" Somalia policy
(Garowe Online)Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) has been urged to be more of itself bystopping internal cycle of political wrangles and repeated changes of its top leadershipsince its affecting its credibility among many Somali citizens.According to U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African affairs, Johnnie Carson, TFGofficials need to stop their personal business and instead concentrate in improvingservice delivery and security to the people of Somalia as its mandate comes to an end asper the Djibouti Agreement which expires in August 2011.Mr. Carson addessed a workshop organized by Center for Strategic and InternationalStudies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 20 to furthr elaborate the StateDepartment's new "dual-track" Somalia policy, which will be a divergent of theprevious approach of Djibouti Agreement which saw the expansion of the TFG toinclude 'moderate Islamists.'He added that it was time the Somalis be part of the solution in their country bothresidents and those in Diaspora."Insecurity in Somalia is a concern to its neighboring countries and its instability hasspread like cancer and the problem can not be ignored by the international community,"Mr. Carson said.

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