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AFRICOM Related News Clips 5 December 2011

AFRICOM Related News Clips 5 December 2011

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Good morning. Please find attached news clips related to U.S. Africa Command and Africa, along with upcoming events of interest for December 5, 2011.



Of interest in today’s clips:



In Somalia: The AU has renewed earlier calls for a no-fly zone over Somalia and additional sanctions to blockade three ports in Southern Somalia.



In Nigeria: A bomb attack in a northern town by suspected Boko Haram Islamists kills three people.



In Sudan: Fighting flares up in South Kordofan region between Sudanese and South Sudanese forces.



In Mali: Al Qaeda is using “hearts and minds” tactics on the population in Mali.



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U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs

Good morning. Please find attached news clips related to U.S. Africa Command and Africa, along with upcoming events of interest for December 5, 2011.



Of interest in today’s clips:



In Somalia: The AU has renewed earlier calls for a no-fly zone over Somalia and additional sanctions to blockade three ports in Southern Somalia.



In Nigeria: A bomb attack in a northern town by suspected Boko Haram Islamists kills three people.



In Sudan: Fighting flares up in South Kordofan region between Sudanese and South Sudanese forces.



In Mali: Al Qaeda is using “hearts and minds” tactics on the population in Mali.



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 U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs Office
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United States Africa CommandPublic Affairs Office5 December 2011
USAFRICOM - related news stories
Good morning. Please find attached news clips related to U.S. Africa Command andAfrica, along with upcoming events of interest for December 5, 2011.
Of interest in today‘s clips:
In Somalia: The AU has renewed earlier calls for a no-fly zone over Somalia andadditional sanctions to blockade three ports in Southern Somalia.In Nigeria: A bomb attack in a northern town by suspected Boko Haram Islamists killsthree people.In Sudan: Fighting flares up in South Kordofan region between Sudanese and SouthSudanese forces.In Mali: Al Qae
da is using ―hearts and minds‖ tactics on
the population in Mali.Provided in text format for remote reading. Links work more effectively when thismessage is viewed as in HTML format.U.S. Africa Command Public AffairsPlease send questions or comments to:africom-pao@africom.mil 421-2687 (+49-711-729-2687)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Top News related to U.S. Africa Command and AfricaAfrican Union renews calls for no-fly zone over Somalia, wants 3 ports blockaded(Afrique en ligne)
http://www.afriquejet.com/security-no-fly-zone-2011120428798.html 3 December 2011The African Union (AU) has renewed its earlier calls for a no-fly zone over Somalia andadditional sanctions to blockade three ports in Southern Somalia with a view to cuttingoff supplies to Islamic militants in Somalia. They also welcomed the decision of Ethiopiato support AMISOM and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and Kenya'soperation in Somalia.
 
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Suspected Islamist bombers kill three in northern Nigeria (AFP)
http://news.yahoo.com/nigeria-bomb-blasts-kill-three-150826844.html 4 December 2011Bomb attacks by suspected Islamist militants Sunday left three people dead in northernNigeria's Bauchi State, an official and residents said.
Sudan 'takes rebel border camp' in South Kordofan (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16021870 4 December 2011Sudan's military says it has captured a key rebel base in the embattled border state of South Kordofan. A spokesman said soldiers had taken a camp belonging to the SudanPeople's Liberation Army North (SPLA-N) - a claim denied by a rebel spokesman.
Fighting flares in disputed Sudan region (Al Jazeera)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2011/12/201112443439155849.html 4 December 2011Fighting has erupted in a disputed border region between Sudan and South Sudan, withthe Sudanese army claiming a strategic victory in its offensive against rebels in the stateof South Kordofan. The army said on Saturday it had captured camps on a key supplyroute after deadly clashes.
U.S. sailors buried in Libya will stay there, for now (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/checkpoint-washington/post/sailors-buried-in-libya-will-stay-in-libya-for-now/2011/11/28/gIQAMxnlDO_blog.html 1 December 2011By Jason UkmanRemains of sailors from the USS Intrepid are buried a a Protestant cemetery overlookingthe harbor in Tripoli. Some may be at a site nearby.
Iranian TV station 'faked' 1,370 Somali deaths by US drones
 
(The Bureau of Investigative Journalism)
 http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2011/12/02/iranian-tv-station-faked-1370-somali-deaths-by-us-drones/  2 December 2011By Emmy Slater and Chris WoodsAn Iranian TV station appears to have faked dozens of accounts of US drone strikes inSomalia which it says have killed hundreds of civilians.
Gifts of cash, baby clothes, medicine: Al-
Qaida uses “hearts and minds” approach
in Africa (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/gifts-of-cash-baby-clothes-medicine-al-qaida-uses-hearts-and-minds-approach-in-africa/2011/12/03/gIQAWaraOO_story.html 3 December 2011The first time the members of al-Qaida emerged from the forest, they politely said hello.Then the men carrying automatic weapons asked the frightened villagers if they could
 
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please take water from the well. Before leaving, they rolled down the windows of theirpickup truck and called over the children to give them chocolate.
Non-state Fighters Gain Deadlier Weapons (Aviation Week)
http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_generic.jsp?channel=dti&id=news/dti/2011/12/01/DT_12_01_2011_p32-394021.xml 2 December 2011As the Libyan regime of Moammar Gadhafi withered and died after months of combatwith rebel forces, the weapons that the dictator stockpiled in his 42
-
year reign came upfor grabs.
Canada sends special forces to aid African al-Qaida fight (Montreal Gazette)
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/canada-in-afghanistan/Canada+sends+special+forces+African+Qaida+fight/5804679/story.html 2 December 2011By David PuglieseCanadian special forces troops from Petawawa, Ont., have been sent to Africa to providetraining to Mali's military, which is in the midst of a war against al-Qaida insurgents.
Tunisian Islamists and secularists face off (Al Jazeera)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2011/12/201112314837447708.html 3 December 2011Thousands of Tunisian Islamists and secularists staged parallel protests outside theinterim parliament in a dispute over how big a role Islam should play in society after thecountry's "Arab Spring" uprising, and subsequent election.
Sudan: Bashir Restores Diplomatic Relations (All Africa)
http://allafrica.com/stories/201112030218.html 3 December 2011Sudan President Omar Bashir has reversed his decision to expel Kenya's ambassador inKhartoum, Foreign Affairs minister Moses Wetang'ula said yesterday.
UN Council refuses to delay Eritrea sanctions vote (AFP)
http://www.modernghana.com/news/364704/1/un-council-refuses-to-delay-eritrea-sanctions-vote.html 3 December 2011The UN Security Council on Friday refused to delay a vote next week on taking sanctionsagainst Eritrea so the isolated country's head of state can make his case, diplomats said.
President George W. Bush’s Trip to Africa: Reflections on Foreign Policies toward
Africa
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2011/1202_bush_africa_kimenyi.aspx 2 December 2011Former President George W. Bush and his wife are currently touring Africa and visitingTanzania, Zambia and Ethiopia from December 1 to 5. The president and Mrs. Bush willuse the trip to focus on some of the initiatives that Bush advocated for and strongly

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