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AFRICOM Related News Clips 3 February 2012

AFRICOM Related News Clips 3 February 2012

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Published by U.s. Africa Command
Please find attached news clips for February 3, 2012, along with upcoming events of interest and UN News Service briefs.



Of interest in today’s clips:



-U.K. Foreign Minister visits Mogadishu and calls for greater pressure against al Shaabab.

-U.S. condemns Northern Mali violence

-Boko Haram spokesperson arrested in Nigeria

-DRC election results show Kabila win



African Football News:



- African Cup disrupted by Egypt soccer riot; many point to politics

- Nations Cup: Mali progress with 2-1 win over Botswana

U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs

#AFRICOM #US Africom #Africa #Africacommand @USAID @DoD
Please find attached news clips for February 3, 2012, along with upcoming events of interest and UN News Service briefs.



Of interest in today’s clips:



-U.K. Foreign Minister visits Mogadishu and calls for greater pressure against al Shaabab.

-U.S. condemns Northern Mali violence

-Boko Haram spokesperson arrested in Nigeria

-DRC election results show Kabila win



African Football News:



- African Cup disrupted by Egypt soccer riot; many point to politics

- Nations Cup: Mali progress with 2-1 win over Botswana

U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs

#AFRICOM #US Africom #Africa #Africacommand @USAID @DoD

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United States Africa CommandPublic Affairs Office3 February 2012
 
Please find attached news clips for February 3, 2012, along with upcoming events of 
 
interest and UN News Service briefs.Of interest in today¶s clips:-U.K. Foreign Minister visits Mogadishu and calls for greater pressure against alShaabab.-U.S. condemns Northern Mali violence-Boko Haram spokesperson arrested in Nigeria-DRC election results show Kabila winAfrican Football News:- African Cup disrupted by Egypt soccer riot; many point to politics- Nations Cup: Mali progress with 2-1 win over Botswana
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William Hague visits Somalia's Mogadishu (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16851216 
 
February 2, 2012William Hague has called for renewed pressure against Islamist militants during the firstvisit to Somalia by a British foreign secretary for 20 years.
US Condemns Attacks in Northern Mali (VOA)
http://blogs.voanews.com/breaking-news/2012/02/02/us-condemns-attacks-in-northern-mali Voice of AmericaFebruary 2, 2012The United States has condemned attacks by armed groups on towns in northern Mali.
 
 
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Nigeria arrests Boko Haram spokesman Abul Qaqa (BBC)
February 1, 2012
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16843938 
 
Police in Nigeria say they have arrested the spokesman of the Boko Haram militant groupwhich has carried out scores of attacks recently.
Kabila's party and allies win parliamentary majority (France24)
 News WiresFebruary 2, 2012http://www.france24.com/en/20120202-dr-congo-kabila-legislative-elections-pprd-africa 
 
DR Congo President Joseph Kabila's People's Party for Reconstruction and Democracyand its allies won an absolute majority in November's contested legislative elections,results showed Thursday.
ICC rejects Gaddafi daughter's appeal on jailed brother (Reuters)
http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE81109720120202 February 2, 2012AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Thursday ithad rejected a request by former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's daughter to submitinformation in the case of her brother, who is awaiting trial in Libya on rape and murder charges.
South Sudan wants more talks to end oil transit row (Reuters)
http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE8110B020120202 February 2, 2012JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said on Thursday he wants to end arow with Sudan over oil transit payments but has rejected a proposal requiring Juba to pay billions of dollars and keep exporting crude through the neighbouring country.The two neighbours are locked in a worsening row over disentangling their oil industriesafter the South split from Sudan and became independent in July, following decades of civil war that ended with a peace deal in 2005.
Rival groups clash in Libyan capital (al Jazeera)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/02/201221185618511575.html February 1, 2012Fighting near office buildings and hotels in central Tripoli blamed on Zintan and Misrata brigades.
African Cup soccer shadowed by violence in Egypt (AP World)
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOC_EGYPT_AFRICAN_CUP?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT Associated PressBy Gerald ImrayFebruary 2, 2012
 
 
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FRANCEVILLE, Gabon (AP) -- With soccer reeling from the violence in Egypt, playerson the other side of the continent at the African Cup of Nations tried to make sense of the"death and sadness" now gripping their sport.
 
The Splintering of Al Shabaab (Foreign Affairs)
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/print/134331 
 
Foreign Affairs MagazineFebruary 2, 2012By Bronwyn Bruton and J. Peter Pham
 
For five years, much of Somalia's long-suffering population has been caught in a deadlystalemate between al Shabaab. Peacekeepers are tasked with defending the country'sweak Transitional Federal Government (TFG), which, despite years of backing fromregional powers and the West, remains politically dysfunctional and incapable doinganything resembling governing.
Kenya raid on Shabaab wins praise (Daily Nation)
http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Kenya+raid+on+Shabaab+wins+praise/-/1056/1318212/-
 
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The Daily NationFebruary 1, 2012Kenya¶s military operation has helped erode Al-Shabaab¶s control of southern Somalia,the chief US intelligence officer said on Tuesday.
Sudan and Congo savaged as world shrugs (USA Today)
http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-02-01/sudan-congo-human-rights-arab-spring/52922072/1 USA TodayBy Michael O'Hanlon and John Prendergast2011 was a year of unprecedented action on behalf of freedom and human rights. Whencitizens flooded streets throughout the Middle East and North Africa, the U.S. and other countries dropped their long-standing presidential allies and demanded new leadership.
 U.S. troops¶ war experience aids hostage rescues (AP)
http://www.suntimes.com/news/world/10393562-418/us-troops-war-experience-aids-hostage-rescues.html LA Sun TimesBy Jason StraziusoFebruary 2, 2012U.S. special forces units are compiling a string of successful hostage rescues, thanks toimproved technology and a decade of wartime experience.
China's commerce ministry to send work team to Libya (Xinhua)
http://english.sina.com/china/2012/0201/436510.html Xinhua News AgencyFebruary 2, 2012

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