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AFRICOM Related News Clips 6 February 2012

AFRICOM Related News Clips 6 February 2012

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Published by U.s. Africa Command
Good morning. Please find attached news clips related to U.S. Africa Command and Africa, along with upcoming events of interest for February 6, 2011.



Of interest in today’s clips:



• Pipelines in Southern Nigeria for first time in a year.

• Unrest continues in Northern Mali

• Senegal’s opposition forms front to oppose Wade



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U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs
#AFRICOM #US Africom #Africa #Africacommand @USAID @DoD
Good morning. Please find attached news clips related to U.S. Africa Command and Africa, along with upcoming events of interest for February 6, 2011.



Of interest in today’s clips:



• Pipelines in Southern Nigeria for first time in a year.

• Unrest continues in Northern Mali

• Senegal’s opposition forms front to oppose Wade



Provided in text format for remote reading.

U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs
#AFRICOM #US Africom #Africa #Africacommand @USAID @DoD

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 U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs Office
+49(0)711-729-2687
AFRICOM-PAO@africom.mil
 
United States Africa CommandPublic Affairs Office6 February 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 February 6, 2011.Of interest in today¶s clips:
 
Pipelines in Southern Nigeria for first time in a year.
 
Unrest continues in Northern Mali
 
Senegal¶s opposition forms front to oppose Wade 
 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)------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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op News related to U.S. Africa Command and AfricaNigeria oil militants Mend 'hit Eni Bayelsa pipeline' (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16896508 5 February 2012Militants say they have destroyed an oil pipeline in southern Nigeria, in their first attack in more than a year.
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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2012/02/20122416445129368.html 4 February 2012Wire ServicesRed Cross says nearly 10,000 people have fled escalating battles between army andarmed separatists in northern regions.
 
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http://www.france24.com/en/20120205-senegal-opposition-forms-anti-abdoulaye-wade-front-election 5 February 2012 News WiresSenegal's fractious opposition has agreed to pool together in an effort to force PresidentAbdoulaye Wade to withdraw from next month¶s presidential election, claiming his bidfor a third term in office violates the country's constitution.
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http://af.reuters.com/article/topNews/idAFJOE81401720120205 5 February 2012By Marius Bosch and Pascal Fletcher In less than four years, ANC youth leader Julius Malema turned himself into anoutspoken irritant for South Africa's ruling party as he regularly and pointedly remindedits leaders how they had failed the country's poor majority.
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http://allafrica.com/stories/201202031286.html 3 February 2012The belief that the end is nigh for Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) - a small but ruthless transnational armed group operating in four African states - underestimatesits resilience and overestimates the unity and capability of the forces ranged against it,say analysts.
 
 
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UN News Service Africa Briefs
http://www.un.org/apps/news/region.asp?Region=AFRICA 
Full Articles on UN Website
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n Côte d¶ 
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voire, UN mission to decide on election certification next week 
3 February ± The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d¶Ivoire(UNOCI) said today that he hopes to decide next week on the partial certification of  parliamentary elections held in the West African country near the end of last year.
UN backs vaccination campaign after yellow fever outbreaks hit Cameroon and Ghana
3 February ± The United Nations is backing a mass vaccination campaign under way innorthern Cameroon, where a new outbreak of yellow fever has killed at least seven people.
 Mozambique: UN agency begins food distribution to flood victims
3 February ± The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributingrations in Mozambique, where an estimated 70,000 people are in urgent need of assistance after the country was pounded by two tropical storms.
UN voices concern over fresh round of killings in South Sudan
3 February ± The United Nations human rights office today voiced concern over a cattleraid in a northern state of South Sudan earlier this week, which has led to 78 deaths andnumerous injuries among civilians, most of whom were women and children.(Full Articles on UN Website)
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Upcoming Events of Interest:
6 FEB 2012WHEN: 3 p.m.WHAT: House Armed Services Committee: Doing Business with DOD, Contracting andRegulatory IssuesWHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, 2212WHEN: 12:00 ± 2:00 p.m.WHAT: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Discussion on ³the Global

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