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AFRICOM Related News Clips 26 January 2012

AFRICOM Related News Clips 26 January 2012

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Published by U.s. Africa Command
Good Morning,

Please find attached news clips for January 26, 2012, along with upcoming events of interest and UN News Service briefs.

The successful military operation that freed two hostages from Somali pirate hands early on the 25th led in most media throughout the day.

Of other interest in today's clips:
- Despite ongoing violence the UN special envoy to Somalia has moved into Mogadishu for the first time in 17 years.
- An appeal for a stay of deportation filed by Leon Mugesera, a former Rwandan accused of delivering a speech that helped incite the 1994 Rwandan genocide, has been rejected by two Canadian courts. Deportation could be on his horizon.
- Violence in Bani Walid, Libya has subsided, locals report "Allegations of pro-Gaddafi elements in Bani Walid," are not true.

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U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs
Good Morning,

Please find attached news clips for January 26, 2012, along with upcoming events of interest and UN News Service briefs.

The successful military operation that freed two hostages from Somali pirate hands early on the 25th led in most media throughout the day.

Of other interest in today's clips:
- Despite ongoing violence the UN special envoy to Somalia has moved into Mogadishu for the first time in 17 years.
- An appeal for a stay of deportation filed by Leon Mugesera, a former Rwandan accused of delivering a speech that helped incite the 1994 Rwandan genocide, has been rejected by two Canadian courts. Deportation could be on his horizon.
- Violence in Bani Walid, Libya has subsided, locals report "Allegations of pro-Gaddafi elements in Bani Walid," are not true.

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United States Africa CommandPublic Affairs Office26 January 2012Please find attached news clips for January 26, 2012, along with upcoming events of interest and UN News Service briefs.The succesful military operation that freed two hostages from Somali pirate hands earlyon the 25
th
led in most media throughout the day.Of other interest in today's clips:- Despite ongoing violence the UN special envoy to Somalia has moved into Mogadishufor the first time in 17 years.- An appeal for a stay of deportation filed by Leon Mugesera, a former Rwandan accusedof delivering a speech that helped incite the 1994 Rwandan genocide, has been rejected by two Canadian courts. Deportation could be on his horizon.- Violence in Bani Walid, Libya has subsided, locals report "Allegations of pro-Gaddafielements in Bani Walid," are not true.This message is best viewed in HTML format.U.S. Africa Command Public AffairsPlease send questions or comments to: publicaffairs@usafricom.mil 421-2687 (+49-711-729-2687)--------------------------------------------
Top News related to U.S. Africa Command and AfricaStatement by the President on Successful Hostage Rescue (The White House, Officeof the Press Secretary)
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/01/25/statement-president-successful-hostage-rescue January 25, 2012For Immediate Release: On Monday, I authorized an operation to rescue JessicaBuchanan, an American citizen who was kidnapped and held against her will for threemonths in Somalia. Thanks to the extraordinary courage and capabilities of our SpecialOperations Forces, yesterday Jessica Buchanan was rescued and she is on her way home.As Commander-in-Chief, I could not be prouder of the troops who carried out thismission, and the dedicated professionals who supported their efforts.
 
 U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs Office
+49(0)711-729-2687
AFRICOM-PAO@africom.mil
 
Statement by the Secretary of Defense on Hostage Rescue Operation in Somalia
http://www.defense.gov/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=15024 January 25, 2012Last night U.S. Special Operations Forces conducted, by order of the Presidentof the United States, a successful mission in Somalia to rescue twoindividuals taken hostage on October 25, 2011. Ms. Jessica Buchanan, anAmerican citizen employed by the Danish Demining Group, and her Danishcolleague, Mr. Poul Thisted, were kidnapped at gunpoint by criminal suspectsnear Galcayo, Somalia.
U.S. Forces Rescue Kidnapped American, Danish Humanitarian Workers inSomalia (AFRICOM.mil)
http://www.africom.mil/getArticle.asp?art=7561&lang=0 January 25, 2012STUTTGART, Germany, Jan 25, 2012 - By the order of the President of theUnited States and under the direction of U.S. Africa Command (U.S. AFRICOM),early Wednesday morning, January 25, 2012, U.S. Special Operations Forcesrescued an American citizen and a Danish citizen from captivity in Somalia.
Special Operations Forces Rescue Hostages in Somalia (DoD homepage)
http://www.defense.gov/News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=66914 January 25, 2012By Jim Garamone, American Forces Press ServiceWASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2012 ± Special operations forces rescued an American womanand Danish man who had been held captive in Somalia for three months, PresidentBarack Obama announced early this morning.
Sources: US raid frees American and Dane held hostage in Somalia (AP)
 http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/01/25/sources-us-raid-frees-american-and-dane-held-hostage-in-somalia/?test=latestnews January 25, 2012U.S. military forces flew in helicopters under the cover of darkness on a raid into Somaliaearly Wednesday and freed an American and a Dane held hostage, Western officials said.Pirates reported a gun battle with several casualties.
Aid workers kidnapped in Somalia are rescued (CNN)
http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/25/world/africa/somalia-aid-workers/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 January 25, 2012By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Two foreign aid workers kidnapped in Somalia last year were rescued duringan operation early Wednesday, a Danish aid group said.
U.S. raid frees two pirate hostages in Somalia (Reuters)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/25/us-somalia-hostages-idUSTRE80O0I220120125 
 
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January 25, 2012By an unattributed author MOGADISHU (Reuters) - U.S. helicopters swooped into central Somalia on Wednesdayand rescued two hostages, an American and a Dane, from pirates in a rare raid into theHorn of Africa nation to free foreign captives.
Somalia: Western hostages freed in 'US military raid' (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16714344 January 25, 2012By an unattributed author Two foreign aid workers kidnapped in Somalia three months ago have been freed in aUS military raid, officials say.
US official: SEAL team in rescue also killed Osama (AP)
http://news.yahoo.com/us-official-seal-team-rescue-killed-osama-132142355.html January 25, 2012By Kimberly Dozier WASHINGTON (AP) ² A U.S. official says the Navy SEAL team that rescued twohostages in Somalia was the same unit that killed Osama bin Laden.
Somalia: Western hostages freed in US military raid (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/world-africa-16714344 By an unattributed author January 25, 2012Two foreign aid workers kidnapped in Somalia three months ago have been freed in arare US military raid.
UN envoy moves to Somalia as violence rages (Al Jazeera)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2012/01/201212418481378344.html January 25, 2012The UN special envoy to Somalia moved to Mogadishu for the first time in 17 years,signalling international support for a government fight against Islamist rebels and preparations for elections this year.
Canada deports Rwandan genocide suspect Leon Mugesera (FRANCE24 / AFP)
http://www.france24.com/en/20120124-rwanda-genocide-hutu-tutsi-canada-deportation-leon-mugesera January 24, 2012By an unattributed author AFP - Two Canadian courts on Monday rejected last-ditch appeals of a Rwandan manaccused of helping incite the 1994 genocide in his homeland, moving him one step closer to possible deportation.
Nigeria, U.S. Facing Similar Terror Threats, Says Envoy (allAfrica.com)
http://allafrica.com/stories/201201250238.html 25 January 2012

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