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AFRICOM Related News Clips 8 February 2012 Final

AFRICOM Related News Clips 8 February 2012 Final

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Good morning. Please find attached news clips for February 8, 2012, along with upcoming events of interest and UN News Service briefs.



Of interest in today’s clips: U.S. State Department updates its factsheet for regional efforts to counter Lord's Resistance Army.



In Mali: World charity medical doctors have left Mali after outbreak of fighting by Tuareg rebels.



In Liberia: Former Liberian rebel leader George Boley is to be deported from the United States over his role in the West African country's civil war in the 1990s.



In South Sudan: A group of Chinese workers kidnapped by rebels in southern Sudan 11 days ago have been freed and flown to Kenya, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs
#AFRICOM #US Africom #Africa #Africacommand @USAID @DoD
Good morning. Please find attached news clips for February 8, 2012, along with upcoming events of interest and UN News Service briefs.



Of interest in today’s clips: U.S. State Department updates its factsheet for regional efforts to counter Lord's Resistance Army.



In Mali: World charity medical doctors have left Mali after outbreak of fighting by Tuareg rebels.



In Liberia: Former Liberian rebel leader George Boley is to be deported from the United States over his role in the West African country's civil war in the 1990s.



In South Sudan: A group of Chinese workers kidnapped by rebels in southern Sudan 11 days ago have been freed and flown to Kenya, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

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

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United States Africa CommandPublic Affairs Office8 February 2012Please find attached news clips for February 8, 2012, along with upcoming events of interest and UN News Service briefs.Of interest in today¶s clips: U.S. State Department updates its factsheet for regionalefforts to counter Lord's Resistance Army.In Mali: World charity medical doctors have left Mali after outbreak of fighting byTuareg rebels.In Liberia: Former Liberian rebel leader George Boley is to be deported from the UnitedStates over his role in the West African country's civil war in the 1990s.In South Sudan: A group of Chinese workers kidnapped by rebels in southern Sudan 11days ago have been freed and flown to Kenya, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.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 AfricaU.S. Support to Regional Efforts To Counter the Lord's Resistance Army(State.gov)
http://www.state.gov/p/af/rls/fs/2012/183487.htm Fact SheetWashington, DCUpdated February 7, 2012In May 2010, President Obama signed into law the Lord¶s Resistance (LRA)Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, which reaffirmed the U.S.commitment to support regional partners¶ efforts to end the atrocities of the LRA incentral Africa.
Mali: Tuareg rebellion forces medical staff to withdraw (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16924177 
 
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February 7, 2012By Non-Attributed Author Medical charity Doctors of the World has pulled out of northern Mali following a recentoutbreak of fighting by Tuareg rebels.
'Lone wolf' terror threat warning (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16920643 February 7, 2012By Non-Attributed Author The UK could face a growing threat from "lone wolf" terrorists returning from fightingoverseas in the next few years, a think tank has warned.
Liberia ex-warlord George Boley to be deported from US (BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16924744 February 7, 2012By Non-Attributed Author Former Liberian rebel leader George Boley is to be deported from the US over his role inthe West African country's civil war in the 1990s.
Explosion rocks military base in Nigeria (Al Jazeera)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2012/02/201227131737968142.html February 7, 2012By Non-Attributed author A blast has rocked an area near a military barracks in the northern Nigerian city oKaduna but the cause of the explosion and the number of casualties are still not clear,according to an official.
Kidnapped Chinese workers released in Sudan (France 24)
http://www.france24.com/en/20120207-kidnapped-chinese-workers-freed-sudan-south-kordofan-state-embassy-kenya February 7, 2012By News WiresA group of Chinese workers "kidnapped" by rebels in southern Sudan 11 days ago have been freed and flown to Kenya, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
Thousands rally in Dakar for new anti-Wade protests (France 24)
http://www.france24.com/en/20120207-dakar-anti-wade-protests-third-term-senegal- presidential-election February 7, 2012ByAFPThousands of Senegalese opposition supporters marched through central Dakar Tuesdayto ratchet up the pressure for President Abdoulaye Wade to abandon his bid for acontroversial third term in office.
Somalia: Saving Somalia? - Reflections On the Last 20 Years, and the Upcoming'London Conference' (All Africa)
 
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http://allafrica.com/stories/201202070843.html February 7, 2012By Richard DowdenIf I were a Somali I would thank Allah for the pirates. For more than 20 years the worldhas stood by while successive civil wars destroyed the country, killing hundreds of thousands of people by bullets, disease and starvation and reducing what was once a prosperous land to a war zone. But the seizure of more than 200 ships by kids with gunsin small craft has changed all that.
Cameroon: Economy Suffers As Boko Haram Infiltrates Country (All Africa)
http://allafrica.com/stories/201202071288.html February 7, 2012By Ngala Killian ChimtomAhmadou Lamine has been forced to close his business selling fuel imported from Nigeria, known locally as "zoa-zoa", because of the Islamic extremist group BokoHaram.
Mozambique sees $50 bln gas investment over a decade (Reuters)
http://af.reuters.com/article/investingNews/idAFJOE81609Q20120207 February 7, 2012CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Mozambique expects $50 billion to be spent developing itsliquid natural gas (LNG) industry over the next ten years, the southern African nation'smineral resource minister said on Tuesday.
DOD Needs Cost-conscious Acquisitions Employees, Official Says (Defense.gov)
http://www.defense.gov//News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=67093 February 7, 2012By Lisa DanielAmerican Forces Press ServiceThe Defense Department acquisitions, technology and logistics office will need some of the brightest, most cost-conscious workers asking tough, introspective questions to meetthe strategic and budgetary demands of the future, the office¶s acting director said hereyesterday.###-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
UN News Service Africa Briefs
http://www.un.org/apps/news/region.asp?Region=AFRICA (Full Articles on UN Website)
 In wake of elections in DR Congo, UN urges all sides to pursue dialogue
7 February ± The top United Nations envoy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC) today stressed the need for all parties to use legal means and dialogue to settle

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